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Hey guys! Is it worth getting a win phone and porting games to it? If, say, I'm earning 200-250$ on google play
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yeah my friends earning more on windows phone than google play and its cheap too u can get around 100$ to 150$ . between and major ad network is admob   
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I have been wondering this also. Does a windows developers license cost anything?
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20$ 
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i'll go for Appstore instead. Didn't check windows store, but I can assure you that the competition there is almost zero. So you may give it a try,
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Okay, now I'm seriously intrigued- so, using unity3D free it's possible to get the win phone platform for free, right? So, to outline the cost/benefit analysis:

Earnings: more than on google play
windows phone developers license  - 19$
windows phone - 105$ or less

Speaking of which, what Windows Phone would you guys recommend, that's of a middle-range/can run unity games/ isn't too expensive-yet isn't too crappy either? - I have absolutely zero knowledge of win phones.

EDIT: did some searching on the Ukrainian used-items website - there are several types of phone available:
Windows Phone HTC 8x
Windows HTC TITAN-2
Windows Phone HTC 8S
Nokia Lumia 810

the HTC 8X one seems to be the most expensive one (yet, comparatively is still very cheap - the most expensive one I could find was 105$) - I'm guessing, this is the thing to get?

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What would you publish to though the Windows Store or the Windows Phone 8 store?
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What would you publish to though the Windows Store or the Windows Phone 8 store?


well, currently I'm almost done with making iOS versions of my Android apps - I'd just do the same for the windows store

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Microsoft Lumia 535 buy this its around 100$ 

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Hey guys! Any update on win phone app profits? There are many articles recently on how it is dying, so wondering if I should still get it
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Hey guys! Any update on win phone app profits? There are many articles recently on how it is dying, so wondering if I should still get it


Its not dying but its still just a few percent of the mobile market.
Also people on win phones are very less used to spend money on in app purchases.

The thing is that you can make money out of it because you can rank much easier than in the others stores for your keywords.

I dont gonna get a win phone or a win developer account because i would not make this efforts for maybe a few downloads a day.



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What do you think? Are those new models good?
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Looking at this chart, I honestly would stick to Android & iOS, and explore other non-mobile platforms like steam perhaps

[Statista-Mobile-OS-market-share-2016-840x477] 

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I don't think so... I like some Android phones more. You can check the smartphone comparison website, for example, and you will see how many Android devices are available these days. And all of them are much more powerful and work better, in my opinion. 
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I don't think so... I like some Android phones more. You can check the smartphone comparison website, for example, and you will see how many Android devices are available these days. And all of them are much more powerful and work better, in my opinion. 


Gikody, this thread was discussing whether or not it's worth getting a phone for developing for that OS/Store

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