A big news just shared by Microsoft today for all the developers in Windows Platform. Yes, it’s for both Windows Phone and Windows developers. Dev Center account is now a life time membership and that means, you don’t have to renew your account every year.
If you are a dev, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to build for any or both the Windows platforms. Read to find out more on this topic.
Earlier Microsoft made the changes in the subscription to club both the accounts under one universal account. That means, if you register for either one of this developer account by a nominal yearly subscription fee, you are good to go to build and submit apps for other platform. And now, a little more change to benefit the developers to retain their account for lifetime. This means no expiration notice, no renewal headache every year and no chances of removal of your existing apps from the store if you don’t continue.
As mentioned in the official blog post:
Starting this week, Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which grants developers the ability to submit apps to both the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store, with no annual renewal fee.
This change is effective immediately. Each of our 600,000+ registered developers will no longer need to pay any additional fees to maintain their account.
Apart from this, there are few additional benefits now available for the developers. The Dev Center Benefits program is designed to accelerate your success on our platform by helping you develop, improve and market your apps with a variety of offers and tools and is available to all registered developers worldwide of all experience levels and platforms.
To find out more, check out the blog post published in the Microsoft official blog: New Dev Center lifetime registration and benefits program and start building apps to gain the benefits. I already received the “Expert” badge. What’s yours? Drop the line below mentioning your status and app list URL for Store.