Application developers interested in coming up with software for Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system will be happy to learn that the Dev Center portal is now open for submissions from more countries.This market expansion arrives along with a variety of other improvements that Microsoft has made to the Windows Phone Dev Center and Store infrastructure recently.
According to Microsoft, these enhancements are part of the periodic updates that the company is planning for the portal, meant not only to resolve various issues that appear with it, but also to improve the overall experience that developers receive from the Dev Center.
The latest update to the developer portal brought along over 100 fixes and enhancements, the Redmond-based software giant announced.
Most of these changes were meant mainly to streamline the application certification process, but also to address app update workflow issues and to improve the overall performance of the website.
“In the fun surprise category, we’re enabling developer registration in 13 new markets via Dev Center with this release: Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Mongolia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Timor-Leste,” the company announced.
“Developers in these 13 markets will now be able to register a Dev Center account and submit free apps to the Windows Phone Store. Check here for a full list of the 191 Windows Phone Dev Center supported markets.”
These changes have already started to roll out, and they should take effect in a couple of days, the company also announced.
“While we can’t address every issue or concern at once, our hope is to make the experience better with each update. Please continue to provide feedback via Dev Center Support—we’re listening,” the company concluded.
Windows Phone application developers interested in learning more on the changes made to the portal should login to their Dev Center accounts for that.