All these days Windows Phone Developers from Sri Lanka had no way of submitting apps directly to the Windows Appstore. We have to go through third party app companies such as Yalla Apps to resolve this issue.
But from today Microsoft is accepting developers directly from Sri Lanka to submit apps. Good news for Windows Phone developers in Sri Lanka.
Annual fee of $99 will be deducted from your account so make sure you make hell of an application to recover the money u put in . You can join the program here. I hope Google will follow the paths of Microsoft and will allow developers to sell applications from Sri Lanka.
Good Luck Windows Phone Devs in Lanka.
Metro UI is lately a hot news at Microsoft with the release of Windows 7 phones and Windows 8 Developer preview. By this October official Windows 8 release will happen. Microsoft keeps their expectation high on this release.
Along with Windows 8 release, Microsoft is changing most of their products into Metro UI enabled products. You can see this in many places including new Office and Live / Hotmail.
Recently Microsoft enabled Metro UI for their live mail service. To get the Metro UI, you have to just go to http://outlook.com and login with your live / Hotmail username and password. You will see nice (well not for me) Metro UI.
Lately Microsoft is releasing language packs for Sinhala language for various platforms with the help of Sri Lanka government and Microsoft Sri Lanka. Now you can use Office and Windows in Sinhala. Addition to that you can use live mail with Sinhala Metro UI. Sounds cool huh?
Just login at outlook.com and change the language as shown below.
Once the language is changed to Sinhala you can see the whole interface in Sinhala Language. I’m sure this will enable people who doesn’t know English to use email.