Report: Microsoft to team-up developers for Windows Phone and Windows

Report: Microsoft to team-up developers for Windows Phone and Windows
A published report on Wednesday says that Microsoft is looking to end the segregation that forced Windows Store developers and developers for the Windows Phone Store to take out separate subscriptions to develop applications for both platforms. The report states that for just 1 cent, developers will be able to take part in two-platform app development. After the merger, individuals will be allowed to register as a developer with Microsoft for both the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store for $19 a year and teams will pay $99.

This is not a merger of the two app stores. There is speculation that the Windows Store will combine with the Windows Phone Store at some point down the road. That rumor was confirmed months ago by Terry Myerson, the Microsoft executive VP in charge of the software firm's operating systems.

If this report turns out to be true, this would be a small first step toward the eventual merger of  Windows and Windows Phone, something that has been rumored since the release of Windows Phone 8.

source: WPDang (translated) via WPCentral

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20 Comments

1. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

my apologies to M$ fans but whenever I see the word 'Windows' it feels like the 90's

2. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

with no offence intended.........

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Because of Square apps??

4. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

bro, do you even use a mac?

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I do. Don't plan on ever going back.

10. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

clearly wasn't addressed to you... but i catch your drift.

14. Dastrix unregistered

I take it you don't ever plan on going back to awesomeness either...

9. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

I use both Mac and PC But PC lets me Multi task better

18. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2347; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

He probably uses , one of those cheap chome OS laptops . LMAO

5. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

My apologies to you but whenever I see comments like yours two words come to my mind: shut up!

15. Dastrix unregistered

Round of applause for failing at getting thumbs up...

17. shreyas.s666

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

Overly attached apple/android fan.just one word for you "shut the hell up" and go play angry birds and we'll play battle field for

7. ausnote2

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

get rid of tiles. it is an inefficient way of displaying icons and taken up by colour background.

8. papss unregistered

No way... Why go backwards with standard grid icons? I much prefer the look of WP to myspace.

11. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

tiles are polarizing. you love em or hate em.

16. ausnote2

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

very true indeed. i think tile is utter crap and should revert back to windows 6.5 ui. unfortunately for ms i can't see it grow more than 15% even after 100 years. the sooner ms realise this ignoring all the fanboy the better. for the fanboy of ms, one question is how long do you propose to give tiles the benefit of doubt. heading over 5 years now????

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

ummmm tiles are icons, adjustable icons, with adjustable live information. A icon is a flipphone from the 90's, a tile is a smartphone of today, able to do so much more. Sorry icons should have been gone with windows xp.

13. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

This is how they are pushing developers away... This should have happened a long time ago. How about free subscriptions for now until they have a decent user base? It will be less of a risk and it's a good time to fight back aggressive with their Lumia 525 while they have the chance with a better app store.

19. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2347; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I use both , windows 8.1 and OSX Mavericks,, W8.1 for gaming , and OSX for video editing.. They both work well

20. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Windows for work and gaming, OS X for spare time and all sorts of editing.

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