Free app limit increased dramatically for developers


Microsoft has been listening to developers a lot lately, the latest being increasing the limit of free apps developers can release for their $99 from a lowly 5 to a massive 100.

The move was originally to keep developers from flooding marketplace with masses of spam apps, but it seems this consideration has gone out of the windows.

Some say this is because free apps are more profitable, but of course if these apps are in fact more profitable paying $20 for each submission should not be too much of a hardship.

It seems to me therefore that Microsoft is basically capitulating to the quantity before quality mantra in the race to get to 100,000 as soon as possible (and therefore to be taken seriously of course).

Do our readers agree with this move, or feel Microsoft should have stuck with their guns and kept the bar higher? Let us know below.


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