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In a step toward creating a single, unified app store for both desktop Windows and Windows Phone, Microsoft has announced that developers can now register for both stores simultaneously using the same account. Beginning on Wednesday, registered Windows Store developers can also submit apps to the Windows Phone store using their …

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Anonymous Coward

What a rush

A rush to market. It just shows a pure lack of integration when someone needed two different accounts to publish apps for two platforms that Microsoft has. No wonder why many developers just stayed away. Microsoft should be offering free accounts to get developers.

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Re: What a rush

At least using different accounts would be a nice reminder to the dev in question to make sure they post their app to the appropriate section, rather than just have a universal login and rely on them "knowing" they selected the correct radio button, or selection from a drop down box.*

* I have no idea if MS app store submissions work this way, but given the half arsed nature of everything they do, it wouldnt surprise me in the least.

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Re: What a rush

> Microsoft should be offering free accounts to get developers.

Because malware developers are developers too!

And so are the people who write fart apps, right?

It's funny how nobody complains about Apple charging for dev licenses. Or the fact that you need to buy a Mac to write iOS apps.

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MS should open development to more tools

One of the reason there are few Windows 8 RT applications (Windows Phone has far more) is MS "fenced" the developemt too much. Many third party development tools used for Windows development can't target RT because APIs are not available but to MS or going through MS development tools. Unlike other platforms, since the beginning Windows benefitted by many applications written using non-MS tools.

Especially now they have to suatain a platform which came late and badly needs applications to take off.

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Re: MS should open development to more tools

Er.. all the VS Express editions are free.

Where's the problem?

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they are really trying to kill off Windows for desktop workstations.

gee, apple has a store, google has a store, WE MUST HAVE STORE TOO!

gee, noone wants to USE our store, LETS FORCE THEM IF THEY USE WINDOWS.

gee, noone WANTS TO USE WINDOWS ANYMORE ON THEIR DESKTOP

now what?

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They don't force people to use their store.

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Anonymous Coward

They don't force people to use their store

Err, dunno what world you're livin' in, dude. They rang me and said they kidnapped my wife and kids, and will kill them unless I used their store.

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Anonymous Coward

"they are really trying to kill off Windows for desktop workstations."

Doesn't seem to have worked so far. Windows share of the desktop is steady at over 90%....

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