Developer registration opens in 13 new markets

In my last post, I talked about how we’re planning to roll out periodic updates to the Windows Phone Dev Center and Store infrastructure that address issues you report and occasionally include small feature enhancements. Well, it’s that time once again.

In this round we’re making another 100 or so fixes and improvements. Most are designed to further streamline the app certification process, address app update workflow issues, and improve site performance overall.

In the fun surprise category, we’re enabling developer registration in 13 new markets via Dev Center with this release: Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Mongolia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Timor-Leste. Developers in these 13 markets will now be able to register a Dev Center account and submit free apps to the Windows Phone Store. Check here for a full list of the 191 Windows Phone Dev Center supported markets.

We’re rolling out these changes now and you can expect it to take a few days for them to take effect globally. While we can’t address every issue or concern at once, our hope is to make the experience better with each update. Please continue to provide feedback via Dev Center Support—we’re listening.