Microsoft unleashed the SDK for Windows Phone 8 earlier on Tuesday, giving anyone who wants the opportunity to make the next great mobile phone app the ability to do so. However, app makers who really want to get in on the ground floor for Windows Phone 8 apps need to move quickly.
In a post on the official Windows Phone developer blog, Microsoft has announced that app makers who want to sign up for the Windows Phone Dev Center can do so from now until November 7th for just $8. Normally, the price to sign up would be $99.
As always with this kind of a deal, there is a small catch. You will have to pay $99 up front, as per normal, to get that Dev Center subscription. However, Microsoft will refund the difference sometime "in the next 30 to 45 days."
So basically, if you have the money now, you will get paid back nearly all of the fee by sometime in late November or early December, just in time to use that money to go holiday shopping. Hopefully, the fact that developers will still have to pay a lot of money up front and get most of it back at a later time won't be a deterrent.
Source: Windows Phone developer blog | Image via Microsoft