Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What's the deal at Microsoft App Store

Microsoft has unveiled further plans for its new app store called Windows Marketplace for Mobile. 
Like the iPhone App Store and Android App Market, Microsoft will give developers a 70 percent cut of app sales and will let them set their own prices. Developers will also be charged $99 annually to submit applications to WMM. The first year's fee will cover submitting up to five applications to the app store, and every program after that will cost $99 per submission. Student developers can submit applications for free through the Microsoft DreamSpark program.

Apple also charges an annual fee of $99 to enter the iPhone Developer program, but charges $299 for companies with more than 500 employees.

What do you think? Will developers jump on it?

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