Developer Offers for Lumia - FAQ

General

What is Developer Offers for Lumia?
Developer Offers for Lumia is a set of design, development, and troubleshooting tools that will help you build great apps with strong user appeal. Developer Offers for Lumia is available free of charge to all mobile developers who have experience with publishing in app stores. This set of offers helps you reduce your time to market with polished, professional-looking Windows Phone apps.

What tools and services are offered with Developer Offers for Lumia?
Developer Offers for Lumia provides you access to the following tools and services:

  • Windows Phone Dev Center (1-year subscription )
  • Telerik UI for Windows Phone (1-year subscription )
  • Infragistics Windows Phone controls (1-year subscription )
  • BugSense performance-monitoring solution for Windows Phone (3 months free trial)

Is there a cost to join Developer Offers for Lumia?
You will not pay any fee for joining or receiving benefits through Developer Offers for Lumia.

What are the eligibility criteria for Developer Offers for Lumia?
To qualify for be eligible to join Developer Offers for Lumia, you must have at least two apps published in any mobile storefront, and must live in one of the countries where DVLUP is available.

How will I redeem the benefits from Developer Offers for Lumia?
Once you qualify, you’ll receive a DVLUP incentive code with all of the benefits for you to redeem.

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Windows Phone Dev Center Subscription

Why do I need a subscription in Windows Phone Dev Center?
If you want to publish apps for Windows Phone, you’ll need a subscription to the Windows Phone Dev Center . The subscription is your gateway to development and publishing on the Windows Phone platform.

If I join Dev Center through the Developer Offers for Lumia instead of joining directly through Microsoft, will I still get the same benefits from Microsoft?
Yes, you will get the same from Windows Phone Dev Center whether you register using the Dev. Center token obtained from Nokia or directly via Microsoft. But with Developer Offers for Lumia, you’ll get additional services and tools other than just the Dev Center subscription.

I already have a membership in the Windows Phone Dev Center. Does this benefit help me?
Yes, the Dev Center benefit in Developer Offers for Lumia will indeed help you, because you can use it to renew your existing Windows Phone Dev Center subscription.

If I want to use the benefit to extend my subscription, does it matter when I redeem my token?
You must redeem the Windows Dev Center product token from DVLUP within 60 days of receiving the benefit. You can then apply this token later to extend your current subscription.

I am already a Dev Center member. Do I now need to create a new account? Or can I keep my old one?
You can keep your existing Dev Center account and don’t need to create a new one.

I just renewed my Windows Phone Dev Center subscription. Why should I also apply to Developer Offers for Lumia?
With Developer Offers for Lumia, you’ll get much more than a Dev Center subscription. You’ll receive additional tools to help you reduce your time to market with polished, professional-looking Microsoft Windows Phone apps. Plus, you can use the Dev Center token later to renew your existing Windows Phone Dev Center subscription.

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Telerik UI for Windows Phone

What is Telerik UI for Windows Phone?
Telerik UI for Windows Phone provides an array of pre-built controls and capabilities that aren’t available in the UI Toolbox for Windows Phone. This includes 50 components, 10 cloud-powered controls, more than 50 design templates, and a wide range of capabilities to complement the stock UI Toolbox.

What are the benefits of using Telerik UI for Windows Phone?
By using Telerik UI for Windows Phone, you’ll be able to improve your apps’ quality, earn better app ratings, and ultimately achieve better app rankings. Telerik UI for Windows Phone is also designed to shorten your time to market.

What will I get from Telerik through Developer Offers for Lumia?
You’ll receive one licence for Telerik UI for Windows Phone; one year of free product updates; one year of unlimited web support from Telerik; and access to all of Telerik’s documentation, online tutorials, and other resources related to Telerik UI for Windows Phone.

How will I redeem my Telerik token from DVLUP?
Once you’ve received a Telerik token from DVLUP, you’ll be directed to a Telerik landing page on which to redeem it. Next, you’ll provide your Nokia Developer ID and complete the registration process on that page. Within 24 hours, you’ll receive a license-activation e-mail from Telerik that will enable you to download and use Telerik UI for Windows Phone.

How long will I have to redeem the Telerik token?
You’ll have two months from the time that you obtain your Developer Offers for Lumia benefits to redeem your Telerik token.

Will I have to give credit-card or other payment information to Telerik when redeeming my token?
No, you won’t have to provide any credit-card or other payment information to Telerik.

Whom should I contact for product-support questions: Nokia or Telerik?
If you have issues with your token or with Telerik Controls, contact Telerik here and mention your DVLUP username. You’re entitled to unlimited web support from Telerik for one year from the date you redeem your token.

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Infragistics Windows Phone controls

What are the Infragistics Windows Phone Controls?
Deepen your toolbox with high-performance charts; bullet graphs; list functions; gauges; barcodes; barcode readers; sliders; treemaps; windows; pickers; menus; and auto-complete, message, and info boxes. With Infragistics Windows Phone controls, you get more than 20 chart types — from bar, line, and funnel to slice, scatter, polar, and point — complete with logarithmic axis scale, moving averages, and technical indicators for in-depth analytics.

What are the benefits of using the Infragistics Windows Phone controls?
The Infragistics Windows Phone controls give you the tools you need to create high-performance apps with stunning data visualisations, above and beyond what you’ll find in a conventional toolbox. With mobile-form-factor optimisation, touch-gesture support, and alignment with Microsoft Windows Phone usability guidelines, your applications and dashboards will mean business.

What will I get from Infragistics through Developer Offers for Lumia?
Through Developer Offers for Lumia, you’ll get a one-year subscription to Infragistics Windows Phone controls (a $195 value) and 50 per cent off a one-year renewal subscription.

How will I redeem my Infragistics token from DVLUP?
Once you’ve requested and received an Infragistics token from DVLUP, you’ll go to an Infragistics landing page, on which you’ll enter your Infragistics token and other requested developer information to register.

How long will I have to redeem my Infragistics token?
You’ll have two months from the time that you obtain your Developer Offers for Lumia benefits to redeem your Infragistics token.

Will I have to give credit-card or other payment information to Infragistics when redeeming my token?
No, you won’t have to provide any credit-card or other payment information to Infragistics.

Whom should I contact for product-support questions: Nokia or Infragistics?
Contact Infragistics for any questions about this benefit and provide your DVLUP username. Also please refer to this information on how to get started.

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BugSense performance-monitoring solution for Windows Phone

What is the BugSense performance-monitoring solution for Windows Phone?
BugSense is a service that can be integrated into your apps to seamlessly provide you with nearly real-time crash data. Bug reports will be sent to you automatically each time an app crashes on a customer’s phone. You’ll receive issues data, insights into how errors are affecting customer satisfaction and retention rates, and event tracking — all to help you to more fully understand your apps and to improve them.

What are the benefits of using BugSense performance-monitoring solution for Windows Phone?
You can analyse BugSense’s real-time error-reporting and quality data to improve the quality of your apps and to make them more stable and engaging for users, which can result in better app ratings and higher app rankings.

What will I get from BugSense through Developer Offers for Lumia?
Through Developer Offers for Lumia, you’ll get a three-month subscription to the BugSense Indie plan (a $57 value).

How will I redeem my BugSense token from DVLUP?
Once you’ve requested and received a BugSense token from DVLUP, you’ll access a BugSense landing page where you’ll register for the Indie plan.

How long will I have to redeem my BugSense token?
You’ll have two months from the time that you obtain your Developer Offers for Lumia benefits to redeem your BugSense token.

Will I have to give credit-card or other payment information to BugSense when redeeming my token?
No, you won’t have to provide any credit-card or other payment information to BugSense.

Whom should I contact for product-support questions: Nokia or BugSense?
Please contact BugSense at support@bugsense.com and provide your DVLUP username.