Along with the consumer information on the release of Windows Phone 7.5 aka Mango, Microsoft made some great news for Windows Phone developers too. First thing was the announcement of availability of Microsoft Advertising solution for Windows Phone in 11 more countries. Apart from the 38 countries where Microsoft is accepting applications from developers, developers several other countries can make use of the following 3rd party app submission programs.
- Asia Pacific: App Port;
- China: Device7 & MTel;
- Central and Eastern Europe: APPA Market;
- Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS): Softkey;
- Middle East, Africa, and Latin America: Yalla Apps
Microsoft also announced that they will be delivering the RTW of Windows Phone developer tools or SDK. The last but important thing, developers now need not submit tax information such as ITIN.
One issue weâ€™ve heard loud and clear from you is the time and energy required to provide tax information such as ITIN. Iâ€™m happy to share today that weâ€™ve simplified payout and taxes by eliminating the need to provide an ITIN on your W-8 to take advantage of a reduced withholding rate. Thatâ€™s MORE money, with less paperwork.
You can read MORE on the developer opportunities that Windows Phone Mango will deliver at Windows Phone teamâ€™s blog.