With the upcoming alledged October 11 release of the highly anticipated Windows Phone 7 mobile platform, we can’t help but wonder how many applications will there be available in the Market at launch as we know that the platform generated lots of interest in the lines of the developers.
Now, with Microsoft’s charging developers a one-time $99 USD fee to list up to five applications yearly in the store might be a deal breaker for some but luckily there’s the Microsoft Platform Ready Program (MPR) which, according to Doris Chen’s blog, gives you access to training, support, testing and marketing resources to help you take your mobile app to market faster. In addition to these benefits, there’s also a $99 Marketplace rebate after two applications are accepted into the Marketplace so you’ll get your money in plain English.
If you are a developer and interested in these benefits, here’s what you have to do:
1. Sign up at phone.microsoftplatformready.com
2. Download the free developer tools
3. Get tele-tech support from Microsoft experts to speed your time to market, join now to access
4. Get $99 Marketplace Rebate. Rebate is valid for developers who publish 2+ apps into WP7 Marketplace, rebate will be sent within 4 weeks of publishing of second app.
It’s a limited time offer so hurry up if that’s where you want to be!