Microsoft officially announces plans to unify the Windows and Windows Phone Stores.

ImageIts official! Microsoft have announced plans to merge the Windows Phone and Windows Store’s together. The long rumored plan is now confirmed with the software giant making changes to its developer community accounts.

“New developers can register and existing developers can renew their account using the same Microsoft account. Developers will enter registration information just once and pay a single lower price of $19 for an Individual and $99 for a Company account, providing access to publish apps for both Windows and Windows Phone users.”

Next up, cross-platform compatibility. Modern UI apps should be able to run on both Windows Phones and Windows PC’s and tablets in the near future.

Source: Windows Phone Developer Blog

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