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Developers: Microsoft Boasts Special Offers from Box, Buddy and Photon Cloud

February 25, 2013 1 Comment

At MWC 2013, Microsoft announced a few special offers for Windows Phone developers. Devs can now enjoy new special benefits from Box, Buddy and ExitGames Photon Cloud for their applications and games.

Check it out!


Special offers to help you build apps faster

Today we’re also announcing offers from three great companies, for registered Windows Phone developers.


The Box platform offers an API that gives developers access to all of Box’s content management features, which can be integrated into third-party apps. Offer details:

  • Free account with 25GB of free space for life (instead of 5GB)
  • Includes one (1) Enterprise Seat (including: administrative controls, full text search and version history, through both the web application and the API)
  • Learn more: http://aka.ms/wpdevofferbox



Buddy is a mobile backend as a service for developers building cloud-connected apps and games. With Buddy, developers can add features like messaging or chat, user account systems, geo-location support, photo albums, Live Tile support (and much more) with no server-side development required. Offer details:

  • Free Buddy account, with an allowance of up to one million (1MM) API calls per month
  • Offer is valid for six months. After six months have elapsed, developers revert to Buddy’s standard (published) pricing
  • Learn more: http://aka.ms/wpdevofferbuddy



ExitGames Photon Cloud allows game developers to build and run real-time multiplayer games for Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 RT and other major platforms. With features like matchmaking and real-time data exchange, the Photon Cloud automatically scales with the application’s load. Offer details:


You will need a unique code to take advantage of these offers. For those of you who are already registered Windows Phone developers, you’ll receive a confirmation code later today in your copy of the Windows Phone WPDEV newsletter. If you’re just joining us, welcome! You can contact us at wpdevcenteroffers@microsoft.com for assistance. These offers are provided by the named company, not Microsoft. Additional terms and conditions apply, as determined by the party who is offering the services. If you aren’t already building for Windows Phone, the time has never been better to join us. And, for those of you already part of the ecosystem, please enjoy these offers with our thanks for your support.


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