WP App Hub account via DreamSpark

One of the best initiatives Microsoft has created for us, poor students, is the platform called DreamSpark https://www.dreamspark.com

For the people that are not familiar with it: it offers a lot of ide’s and tools, and even some full featured os’ses so you can start develop within a couple of hours, read: visual studio, windows server, sql server, windows embedded, etc… And all of this is for free if you are a student. NIIIIICE 😎

Anyway, when you want to develop something for Windows Phone, you get the emulator. But eventually, you want to test your app on a real world device (at least, I want that πŸ˜€ ).
The privilege of placing your app in the appstore, and thus being able to test this on a physical device, is reserved for developers who pay $99… And for students, when you register via DreamSpark… NIIICE again! 😎

Because you are getting a spot in the marketplace for free, you have to be authenticated. This authentication process is done by geotrust, a third party doing Microsoft’s work πŸ˜›

The process exisits out of 3 steps

  1. creating an application in visual studio and debugging using the emulator
  2. uploading your app to the app hub
  3. getting authenticated by geotrust

And you’re ready to go 😎

Currently, IΒ  passed the authentication process from geotrust by scanning my Belgian ID and e-mailing this towards geotrust. (A couple of stupid errors came trough, like for example “mendel alias” is not my real name of-course… πŸ˜€ , but the guys are geotrust where wonderful, thx again if you’re reading this!)

So, from now on, I’m an official WindowsPhone developer! Lol ^^

First app in the marketplace (still needs to be approved) is a check tool (like for example the mobilevikings tool) for the download statistics of my ISP: Dommel.

We’ll see how everything turns out in the future 😎

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2 reacties
  1. Shutthehole zei:

    Great work! Been folowing your soup.io (rss) and recently added your blog, hoping to see some games for WP7 πŸ˜€

    • Mmm, I’m not that good of a programmer, but I’ll try! πŸ˜‰

      Thx for following me! Hopefully you find something interesting =)

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