Yesterday as expected Microsoft opened up the doors to developers patiently waiting to join up to the Windows Phone 8 SDK program, to create new applications for the new mobile OS.
Microsoft has now started accepting request for access to the Windows Phone SDK 8 Developer Preview program, to help developers of Microsoft’s most-downloaded Windows Phone apps to start optimising their creations for Windows Phone 8.
To apply for inclusion into the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Developer Preview program, you will require a Developer ID and Application’s Product ID handy. Microsoft’s Todd Brix explains why the company has not just released the Windows Phone 8 SDK publicly worldwide.
“I know that many of you want to know why we simply don’t publically release the full SDK now. The reason is that not all Windows Phone 8 features have been announced and our SDK includes comprehensive emulators that allow developers to test apps against a wide range of Windows Phone features.
We recognize that this is a different approach to delivering tools than we’ve taken in the past. Our goal is to generate as much Windows Phone 8 excitement as possible to attract new customers when phones go on sale. This is one of many steps we’re taking to help give you what you (and we) want most.”
Windows Phone 8 remains on schedule to be officially launched later this year, for more information jump over to the Microsoft Windows Phone Developer Blog.
Source: Windows Phone