While Windows Phone development tools are free Microsoft charge $99 for a developer account and without the developer account you can’t run any of your own code on a Windows Phone. Now there is a new solution for homebrew development that costs considerably less, ChevronWP7 unlock tool costs $9 (via paypal or credit card) and once installed will enable developers to try their own code on physical devices rather than just the emulator. If they then want to distribute the app they can sign up for a proper account.

I am going to give this a go and try some Windows Phone development.

This is a nice way to get started with Windows Phone development and hopefully should encourage more Windows Phone development.

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