This summer, Microsoft held a special promotion for Windows Phone app developers, allowing them to sign up to the Windows Phone Dev Center for $19 a year versus its normal $99 price tag. That offer was due to expire on Monday, but now Microsoft has made the special promotion its new permanent price.
In a post on his Twitter account, Todd Brix, the general manager of the Windows Phone Apps and Store team at Microsoft, stated:
'Summer break’ promo ends today, but great news – we’re keeping the price at $19. Join Dev Center and publish those apps. #wpdev— Todd Brix (@toddbrix) August 27, 2013
This is certainly good news for any interested developer that has yet to register for the Dev Center, although we do have to wonder how all those folks who paid the previous $99 price feel right about now.
Microsoft recently launched the Windows Phone App Studio, which allows anyone to make simple Windows Phone 8 apps via a web-based interface. Combined with the new permanent $19 Dev Center price, that should fuel the fire for a host of new Windows Phone 8 apps to become available soon.