Microsoft to introduce universal Dev Center app for Windows 10 next year


Microsoft today announced that the company is shutting down the current Dev Center app for Windows Phone. If you are a Windows developer, you won’t be able to use the Dev Center app right now as the data source which supports this app has been discontinued, following the merger of the Windows and Windows Phone Store merge. However, the good news is that Microsoft is working on a Universal Windows App, which should be introduced “early” in 2016. In a statement to WMPU, Microsoft stated:

“As part of the Windows and Windows Phoen Store Merge, the data source used by this app is no longer up to date. An updated version of this app is planned for early 2016.

We’re working on a new Universal Windows app which will provide data for all of your apps for Windows devices, including apps submitted through the new unified Windows Dev Center and those targeting Windows 10. Until then, please log in to your Windows Dev Center dashboard through a browser to view all of your analytic data, using the new dashboard optimized for mobile phones.”

The new app should be much better than the current Windows Phone app as it will be universal, meaning that it’ll be available on the desktop, and should support Continuum on phones, too. If you are a developer, are you excited about the upcoming Dev Center app? Let us know in the comment section below.

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