Windows Store is now Open to all Developers and MSDN Subscribers


Microsoft just announced that, “Windows Store” is now open for all developers across 120 markets all over the world. Till date it was only available to the company accounts and no individual registration was possible.

 

This announcement will now bring more developers under a roof to build Windows 8 Style applications for Windows Store. Continue reading for more information.

 

Before Windows 8 releases worldwide for general availability, it’s a great news that the individual developers can now build and publish their Windows 8 Style applications to the Windows Store. For a side note, Windows 8 is going for general availability on 26th October 2012 but if you are a MSDN Subscriber, you can get the experience of Windows 8 RTM now from your MSDN Download page or can download the 90 days trial version too.

 

In a blog post, Antoine Leblond mentioned that:

 

Today’s an especially great day to be a developer. We’re very excited to announce the last significant milestone in the rollout of the Windows Store before the general availability of Windows 8 on October 26. The Store is now open for app submissions from all developers – individuals and companies – in our supported markets, and we’ve added 82 more app submission markets! Now, developers from 120 markets can publish Windows Store apps. Ted Dworkin, Partner Program Manager for the Store, authored this post.

 

Point to remember that, the Windows Store account for developers is not free. You have to pay an annual registration fee in order to get access to the developer account to publish your app. Here is a list of 120 countries accepting registration for Windows store developer accounts and the annual registration cost for individual & company account:

 

Country Individual Company
Afghanistan 49 USD 99 USD
Algeria 3500 DZD 7000 DZD
Angola 37 EUR 75 EUR
Argentina 210 ARS 420 ARS
Australia 55 AUD 110 AUD
Austria 37 EUR 75 EUR
Bahrain 19 BHD 38 BHD
Bangladesh 3800 BDT 7600 BDT
Belgium 37 EUR 75 EUR
Benin 37 EUR 75 EUR
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 210 VEF 420 VEF
Bolivia 49 USD 99 USD
Brazil 80 BRL 160 BRL
Bulgaria 80 BGN 160 BGN
Burkina Faso 37 EUR 75 EUR
Burundi 37 EUR 75 EUR
Cambodia 49 USD 99 USD
Cameroon 37 EUR 75 EUR
Canada 49 CAD 99 CAD
Central African Republic 49 USD 99 USD
Chad 37 EUR 75 EUR
Chile 23000 CLP 46000 CLP
China 300 CNY 600 CNY
Colombia 90000 COP 180000 COP
Congo 49 USD 99 USD
Congo (DRC) 49 USD 99 USD
Côte d'Ivoire 37 EUR 75 EUR
Croatia 250 HRK 500 HRK
Czech Republic 860 CZK 1720 CZK
Denmark 265 DKK 530 DKK
Dominican Republic 49 USD 99 USD
Ecuador 49 USD 99 USD
Egypt 300 EGP 600 EGP
El Salvador 49 USD 99 USD
Eritrea 37 EUR 75 EUR
Estonia 37 EUR 75 EUR
Ethiopia 37 EUR 75 EUR
Finland 37 EUR 75 EUR
France 37 EUR 75 EUR
Germany 37 EUR 75 EUR
Ghana 37 EUR 75 EUR
Greece 37 EUR 75 EUR
Guatemala 49 USD 99 USD
Guinea 37 EUR 75 EUR
Haiti 49 USD 99 USD
Honduras 49 USD 99 USD
Hong Kong SAR 380 HKD 760 HKD
Hungary 9400 HUF 18800 HUF
India 2250 INR 4500 INR
Indonesia 500000 IDR 1000000 IDR
Iraq 60000 IQD 120000 IQD
Ireland 37 EUR 75 EUR
Israel 170 ILS 340 ILS
Italy 37 EUR 75 EUR
Jamaica 49 USD 99 USD
Japan 4900 JPY 9800 JPY
Jordan 35 JOD 70 JOD
Kenya 37 EUR 75 EUR
Korea 54000 KRW 108000 KRW
Kuwait 14 KWD 28 KWD
Laos 49 USD 99 USD
Latvia 30 LVL 60 LVL
Liberia 49 USD 99 USD
Lithuania 140 LTL 280 LTL
Luxembourg 37 EUR 75 EUR
Madagascar 37 EUR 75 EUR
Malawi 37 EUR 75 EUR
Malaysia 150 MYR 300 MYR
Mali 37 EUR 75 EUR
Mexico 570 MXN 1140 MXN
Montenegro 37 EUR 75 EUR
Morocco 400 MAD 800 MAD
Mozambique 37 EUR 75 EUR
Nepal 49 USD 99 USD
Netherlands 37 EUR 75 EUR
New Zealand 70 NZD 140 NZD
Nicaragua 49 USD 99 USD
Niger 37 EUR 75 EUR
Nigeria 49 USD 99 USD
Norway 290 NOK 580 NOK
Oman 20 OMR 40 OMR
Pakistan 4500 PKR 9000 PKR
Panama 49 USD 99 USD
Paraguay 49 USD 99 USD
Peru 140 PEN 280 PEN
Philippines 2200 PHP 4400 PHP
Poland 140 PLN 280 PLN
Portugal 37 EUR 75 EUR
Qatar 180 QAR 360 QAR
Romania 180 RON 360 RON
Russia 1500 RUB 3000 RUB
Rwanda 37 EUR 75 EUR
Saudi Arabia 190 SAR 380 SAR
Senegal 37 EUR 75 EUR
Serbia 3500 RSD 7000 RSD
Sierra Leone 37 EUR 75 EUR
Singapore 60 SGD 120 SGD
Slovakia 37 EUR 75 EUR
Slovenia 37 EUR 75 EUR
Somalia 37 EUR 75 EUR
South Africa 350 ZAR 700 ZAR
Spain 37 EUR 75 EUR
Sri Lanka 49 USD 99 USD
Sweden 350 SEK 700 SEK
Switzerland 47 CHF 95 CHF
Taiwan 1420 TWD 2840 TWD
Tanzania 37 EUR 75 EUR
Thailand 1500 THB 3000 THB
Timor-Leste 49 USD 99 USD
Togo 37 EUR 75 EUR
Tunisia 70 TND 140 TND
Turkey 80 TRY 160 TRY
Uganda 37 EUR 75 EUR
United Arab Emirates 49 USD 99 USD
United Kingdom 32 GBP 65 GBP
United States 49 USD 99 USD
Uruguay 49 USD 99 USD
Vietnam 1000000 VND 2000000 VND
Zambia 37 EUR 75 EUR
Zimbabwe 37 EUR 75 EUR

 

 

But there is a good news for the MSDN Subscribers that, they will receive a free 1 year Windows Store developer account as part of their MSDN benefits. Another good news is for the students too. Those who have DreamSpark account, they are also eligible for free access to the store.

 

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