Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Interesting bit of news for Canadian Developers

Just got an interesting piece of news in my inbox from Microsoft stating that if you had previously pay $119 Cdn for access to the WP7 marketplace, Microsoft will be refunding the $19 since the price of submitting apps to the marketplace in Canada was changed to $100 Cdn at the end of March.

Canadian developers like myself have been bitching about this for awhile now and it's good to see Microsoft finally doing something about this.  What I didn't expect was the refund.

Way to go Microsoft!  Now let's see those app prices drop to match the US prices for apps.  If you haven't seen the latest exchange rates, Cdn$ > US$.  I hope that this change in pricing for the developers access to the WP7 marketplace is a precursor to MS finally lowering the price of marketplace apps in Canada to the same pricing as in the US.  Then again, I hope for a lot of things.

btw, if you haven't heard, build 7.0.7392.0 is out and is available to update your wp7 handset via Zune.  Nothing major, just a security upgrade.

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