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Application developers can start submitting their apps to Microsoft Windows Mobile App Store starting to day at this site:
http://developer.windowsmobile.com/marketplace.aspx.

Below are the requirements:

  • Get a Live ID. Dont have a Live ID? Signing up is easy!
  • Sign the application provider agreement
  • Create your profile Provide us with personal contact info.
  • Provide company information We’ll need your business information, such as tax identification numbers and a bank account to establish your vendor account. This should come from an authorized officer of your company, or the individual bank account holder.
  • Pay annual subscription fee Get great benefits for just $99 Plus taxes, if applicable

The app store will be a centralized place to sell Windows Mobile Apps managed by Microsoft. Future releases of Windows Phone will have the app install to facilitate your “impulse” with “one click” purchase.

Unlike Apple App, which has the exclusivity from inception. The move from Microsoft could jeopardize its business partners that have been selling, distributing Windows Mobile app for years. We should expect these companies will also make their shopping app available to lure developers and customers to theirs as well.  [Via msmobile]

2 Comments

  1. JG
    Posted May 2, 2009 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Great.

    I just tried to sign in.

    Well… I’ve even decided to spedn my $99… But… They allow us to use only US credit cards! Just because their billing proccessor accepts only US cards. What’s a pity. Hahaha…

  2. Posted May 5, 2009 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    Rules

    1. Applications that are or distribute alternate marketplaces for content types (applications, games, themes etc.) that are sold or otherwise distributed through Windows® Marketplace for Mobile.
    2. Applications that link to, incent users to download, or otherwise promote alternate marketplaces for content types that are sold or otherwise distributed through Windows Marketplace for Mobile.
    3. Applications that promote or link users to a website, or contain functionality within the application itself, which encourages or requires the user to purchase or pay to upgrade the application outside of Windows® Marketplace for Mobile.
    4. Applications that enable VoIP (Voice over IP) services over a mobile operator network.
    5. Applications that sell, link to, or otherwise promote mobile voice plans.
    6. Applications that display advertising that does not meet the Microsoft Advertising Creative Acceptance Policy Guide http://advertising.microsoft.com/creative-specs.
    7. Applications that replace, remove or modify the default dialer, SMS, or MMS interface.
    8. Applications that change the default browser, search client, or media player on the device.
    9. Applications with an OTA (over the air) download >10 MB.
    10. Applications that run code outside Microsoft runtimes (native, managed, and widgets)
    11. Applications that publish a user’s location information to any other person without first having received the user’s express permission (opt-in) to do so, and that do not provide the user a means of opting out of having their location information published.
    12. Applications that publish a user’s data from their mobile device to any other person without first having received the user’s express permission (opt-in) to do so, and that do not provide the user a means of opting out of having their data published. A “user’s data” includes, without limit, contacts, photos, SMS or other text communication, browsing history, location information, and other data either stored on the mobile device or stored in the “cloud” but accessible from the mobile device

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