Microsoft has started accepting registration for the Windows phone 8 SDK and has asked developers from across the globe to participate and create quality apps for the the Windows phone 8 which is scheduled to release later this year. Microsoft’s Todd Brix has authored a post on the Windows phone blog in which he has urged developers to come join in for Windows phone app development.
Microsoft has limited the SDK, by not releasing the the entire SDK to the development community and it states the reason:
The reason is that not all Windows Phone 8 features have been announced and our SDK includes comprehensive emulators that allow developers to test apps against a wide range of Windows Phone features. We recognize that this is a different approach to delivering tools than we’ve taken in the past. Our goal is to generate as much Windows Phone 8 excitement as possible to attract new customers when phones go on sale. This is one of many steps we’re taking to help give you what you (and we) want most.
The Windows Phone SDK 8.0 is built on top of Visual Studio 2012, and will give you the ability to build applications and games that target both Windows Phone 8 as well as Windows Phone 7.5. Windows Phone SDK 7.1 can be installed side-by-side with Visual Studio 2012 and runs on Windows 8.
To apply, please visit the Microsoft Connect site and complete a short application. Be sure to have your Developer ID and Application’s Product ID on hand, as well as the name of your local Phone Champ (if you don’t know your local Phone Champ, you can always get in touch via theFind My Champ app). Microsoft be taking applications until Monday, September 17 at 5pm PDT.