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[Neowin] Microsoft paying up to $600,000 for Windows Phone apps

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The article says that, according to app developers, it would normally cost between $60,000 to $600,000 to fund the making of a Windows Phone app on their own. Indeed, Foursquare's head of business development Holger Luedorf admits that the company would have likely not have made a Windows Phone app for their services without Microsoft's monetary assistance.

The company also offers some app developers free phones for development along with promises of having some choice spots in Windows Phone Marketplace and being included in Windows Phone advertising.

http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-paying-up-to-600000-for-windows-phone-apps
Edited by Kauke - 4/6/12 at 4:19am
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It's not really paying if you're the company that made the thing in the first place.

Covering development costs would be a better way to describe it. Although 600.000 dollars is a bit... steep.
Edited by Xenthos - 4/6/12 at 4:17am
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$600,000 :O!!
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Title is pretty misleading. It never says Microsoft payed anywhere near 600k- just that they offered money to help with development costs, which could be $60k-600k.
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i wonder how many billions they've already sunk into their windows phone
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I really hope they do good, unlike Apple.

Microsoft actually donates money to charity (Bill Gates to be precise) and help's the world, he's been doing so since the start of Microsoft.
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Even if it was $600k its pocket change for companies like MS
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Hopefully this will make up a bit for their late arrival into the 'real' smartphone segment. We all know that an platform without apps dies quick.
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