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Whether you want to create a personal or business account, you must be a registered Windows 8
developer. Unfortunately, registration is not free. You must pay to be a Windows Phone or iOS developer,
and you must pay a yearly fee to be a Windows 8 developer as well. At the time of this writing, the
registration fee for individuals is $49.00. For companies, it is $99.00 (or an equivalent amount in other
After choosing your display name, you will see the contract that's being signed between you and
the Windows Store. You'll also see a summary page detailing what you get in return for your money
(see Figure 14-5). If you decide to proceed, you will be asked to enter your credit card information to
pay the fee. If you have a promotion code, you will enter it at this time.
FIGURE 14-5 The checkout screen.
registering as a developer of paid applications
Figure 14-6 shows the final screen you see after you have successfully completed the registration
process. At this point, you're all set to start publishing free applications. If you intend to publish paid
applications, however, you'll need to complete some extra steps.