Microsoft Corp has started accepting submission of mobile phone software applications from registered developers.
Registered developers and ISVs can now submit application, game or widgets which Microsoft will certify according to the process, policies and guidelines. Software developers can also include marketing materials with thee applications to accelerate the market of the app.
Microsoft will use the First In, First Out (FIFO) basis on the certification process that takes up to about 10 business days initially. Participants can always check the application during the process through the Developer Dashboard.
While the company offers prizes for the most popular applications and exposed the apps more than 30 million Windows Mobile devices, Developers will be able to earn money on sales
The Windows Marketplace for Mobile submission is available to 29 supported countries Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States. The company will also extend to other markets in the world.
Our strategy for all of this is pretty straightforward; we want to create a global marketplace for Windows Phones where developers and users meet to sell and buy high quality and high value applications that make work easier and life more fulfilling, said Todd Brix, leader of Windows Marketplace for Mobile at Microsoft, in a blog posting.
Windows Mobile Marketplace App store is the recent move of Microsoft to mimic the success of Apple's iPhone App Store.
Apple owns the largest mobile phone application store around the world which offers over 65 thousands Apps to more than 45 million iPhone end-users.