App Hub is where Windows Phone and Xbox LIVE Indie Games developers go to get development tools, submit, and manage their apps for the Windows Phone and Xbox LIVE Marketplaces, and find community support and educational resources.
App Hub is available in publicly in English and Japanese. As an App Hub member, you can share your app and games with the world on Windows Phone Marketplace and Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The submission and certification process is quick and easy, and ensures that customers stay safe and happy.
App Hub provides community forums where you can ask questions, give advice, or just discuss the finer points of programming. Code samples provide you with a jump-start to implementing new features and the Education Catalog is packed with a wide variety of articles, tutorials, and utilities to help beginners and experts alike.
The Windows Phone Developer Tools is a free download that includes Visual Studio 2010 Express, the Windows Phone Emulator, XNA Game Studio 4.0, Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows Phone, Silverlight, and .NET Framework 4. If you already have any of these or Visual Studio 2010 Professional, the smart installer will install only the components you need to complete the development environment.
For a $99 USD annual subscription, you can submit your apps and games to App Hub for sale or free download in the Windows Phone Marketplace or Xbox LIVE Marketplace. App Hub provides you with a personalized dashboard to manage merchandising, track downloads, and keep track of how much you’re earning.