Increase revenue. On your terms.
- Sell your apps to the world in the Windows Phone Store—available in 191 markets.
- Global currency support and flexible revenue options give you more ways to help your apps succeed.
- Track where you’ve been. Plan where you’re going. You’ll always know how your app performs in your Windows Phone Store Dashboard: downloads, users, traffic loads, and more.
- Windows Phone operator billing partnerships mean developers see up to three times as much revenue where operator billing is available.
We make it easier. Kind of like developing with a cheat sheet.
- New to app development? No problem. Check out our online course Windows Phone 8 Development for Absolute Beginners.
- Need inspiration? Find design resources to create something new and beautiful.
- Already know C#, Visual Basic, XAML, or C++? Good news—you can use any of them for developing for Windows Phone.
- Need a little guidance? Check our official sample code in our MSDN Code Gallery.
- Time to get to work? Grab the Windows Phone SDK 8.0, which contains Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone, the Windows Phone 8.0 Emulator, and a complete set of Windows Phone application and game starter templates.
- Have a specific question? Connect with our community and get answers fast.
Shared code. Less effort.
- Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 share code—which means your apps do too. Save time and effort by developing apps that work cross-platform.
- Shared code and similar apps means that unified, seamless user experiences are easier to create.
- A shared core base means a stable OS running on next-generation hardware, so your apps can break boundaries—not devices or code.
Take a step:Get startedFind everything from tutorials to tools in the Windows Phone Dev Center.Download nowGrab the Windows Phone 8.0 SDK and hit the ground running.Start learning
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Resources to help you shape and sell your app
Here are some resources to help you shape your app and in-app product submissions in the Windows Phone Dev Center.
Developing games for Windows Phone
This section contains information on creating games for Windows Phone 8.
Tap into the Windows Phone developer community
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