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  • Question

  • Hi all,

    as a registered developer you are allowed to publish 100 free apps. What if you want to publish more?

    Thanks!

    Monday, November 19, 2012 10:23 AM

Answers

  • According to http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windowsphone/help/jj206719(v=vs.105).aspx:

    An annual Dev Center subscription is $99 USD plus any applicable tax. For that, you’ll get to submit unlimited paid apps to Windows Phone Store. You can also submit up to 100 free apps.

    So it's talking about apps, not submissions. Anyways, there is no information how much an additional submissing / free app would cost...

    It is not likely that Microsoft has changed the policy on the submissions.  They have been counting updates to an existing free application as a free application submission so 20 free applications with 5 updates each in one year would use the 100 submissions.  The cost for additional submission credits were at one time quoted at around $20 for 20 new submissions or similar.  
    • Marked as answer by Kai123 Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:38 PM
    Monday, November 19, 2012 2:32 PM

All replies

  • Re-read what the contract says.  I am pretty sure that it says each publisher is allowed 100 submissions of free applications per year.  If you submit an application as a free app and it fails, that would count against your 100 free submissions.

    If you need more, that you can purchase additional submissions.

    Monday, November 19, 2012 11:05 AM
  • OK, thanks for the clarification. Any information how much additional submissions cost?

    Thanks!

    Monday, November 19, 2012 11:27 AM
  • According to http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windowsphone/help/jj206719(v=vs.105).aspx:

    An annual Dev Center subscription is $99 USD plus any applicable tax. For that, you’ll get to submit unlimited paid apps to Windows Phone Store. You can also submit up to 100 free apps.

    So it's talking about apps, not submissions. Anyways, there is no information how much an additional submissing / free app would cost...

    Monday, November 19, 2012 12:07 PM
  • Try to contact support? I assume Microsoft would want as many apps as possible, not restrict developers from publishing.
    Monday, November 19, 2012 12:08 PM
  • Try to contact support? I assume Microsoft would want as many apps as possible, not restrict developers from publishing.

    Within reason.  Spam publishers have been restricted on Windows Phone 7, just like they will be on Windows Phone 8.

    Very few publishers reach the 100 free app limit, which is why there is no information on what any extra cost may be.  It may also be the case where you have to provide a business case to be permitted to publish more than 100 free apps within a 12 month period.  This is because each free app must still be tested and certified, but Microsoft Windows Phone division make no revenue from that app.  It costs Microsoft money, time and resources to publish that free app, which is why they impose a limit on the number of free apps a publisher can submit.

    Monday, November 19, 2012 1:55 PM
  • According to http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windowsphone/help/jj206719(v=vs.105).aspx:

    An annual Dev Center subscription is $99 USD plus any applicable tax. For that, you’ll get to submit unlimited paid apps to Windows Phone Store. You can also submit up to 100 free apps.

    So it's talking about apps, not submissions. Anyways, there is no information how much an additional submissing / free app would cost...

    It is not likely that Microsoft has changed the policy on the submissions.  They have been counting updates to an existing free application as a free application submission so 20 free applications with 5 updates each in one year would use the 100 submissions.  The cost for additional submission credits were at one time quoted at around $20 for 20 new submissions or similar.  
    • Marked as answer by Kai123 Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:38 PM
    Monday, November 19, 2012 2:32 PM