I recently purchansed a Nokia Lumia 800 and was very excited with the prospects of developing apps on it. I probably did a dumb thing by not doing some information gathering before I actually purchased the mobile. When I first got the cell, I installed WP7 development tools on my machine. Created my first ‘Hello world’ app and was all excited to run it and things went far far down south from there.
First thing – The WP7 emulator needs the developer key. The error message is quite cryptic. It does not say something like ‘Please enter your developer key as retrieved from AppHub’ but instead gives an error code. Alright, I googled the error and figured out that I need to get the key from AppHub. I set off to sign up on it…
Second thing goes wrong. I realized I need to pay to become a developer. WTF!!! Alright! Im ready to pay. Lets get it done with. I go to the payment details and my country is selected as US which is not my country now, but it was an year ago. I don’t have any more money in my US credit cards so I wanted to change the country, but whatdyaknow…. You can’t. Now how am I supposed to pay?
I go update my windows live account and try again. This time I get an error: