What's the new limit for free app submission?
In response to developer feedback, Marketplace increased the limit for free-priced app submissions from five (5) to 100 as part of the $99 annual App Hub registration fee. Additional free-priced application submissions after the 100th submission will cost $19.99 per submission. Prior to this policy change, developers could make up to five (5) free-priced application submissions before incurring the $19.99 per-submission fee.
Does this also apply to student developers?
Yes. The change applies to every Windows Phone Marketplace developer.
When is the change effective?
Why do you have a limit at all?
We want Windows Phone 7 customers have great apps and games. The limit exists to avoid a potential flood of low-quality apps by a single developer, and abuse in general.
Why did you choose 100 apps?
The new limit encourages developers to submit high-quality apps, while discouraging a large number of low-quality app submissions.
What if I've already submitted more than five apps? Do I get reimbursed?
No. But from now on, you'll no longer pay for free-priced app submissions until you reach the new limit.
Do the free apps I've already submitted count towards this new limit?
What if I submit more than 100 free apps?
Developers will pay $19.99 for each free app submission above the new 100-app limit.