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  1. ペアレンタルコントロールか年齢認証をつけてほしい。

    別に提案した「2ch ブラウザの申請を通してほしい。遮断する理由が聞きたい。(http://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/136286-app-platform-japan/suggestions/2323141-)」ですが、聞くところによると 2ch は U13 コンテンツが存在しているために一律審査却下の方針をとることにしたようです。

    審査を行うマイクロソフトの立場は理解できます。また開発者自身が U13 コンテンツに誘導した等の理由で訴追されるリスクを回避することができるので、ある面からは必要不可欠な判断かもしれません(ここではこの議論はしません)。

    今後このような事があっても対応できるように、
    1. OS 自体にペアレンタルコントロールの機能をもしくは年齢認証をつける。
    2. アプリ側の Capability に Adult Related Contens があるソフトは起動しない。
    などの処理を行ってほしい。

    180 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Low Latency Sound Effect support

      Needed to create pro level sequencers, synths and music creation related apps!

      179 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for submission packages

        A developer would like to ease the app submission process by being able to upload an app submission as a single archive package per submission. This archive (could be a ZIP file) should contain all of the meta-data (could be as an XML file) and supporting files (e.g., XAP, screenshots, etc.) that the Store team needs to ingest the app and provide it to the store. Apple provides a similar capability via iTunes Connect (https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/LanguagesUtilities/Conceptual/iTunesConnect_Guide/8_AddingNewApps/AddingNewApps.html).

        This capability would not only enhance the submission experience, but it would also allow for Store submissions to be added and tracked in…

        179 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • SIP Stack

          A business feature that would be really nice to have support for it the ability to tie into a VoIP network for voip phone calls... the most common architecture is the SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). So I would like the ability to configure a SIP client that ties into our VoIP PBX and phone system.. so my WP7 would basically become my desk phone (extension). The only way this would really work well is if it ran in the background like the phone's native phone functionality.

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            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Using SmartPhone Screen as mousepad & virtual Controller for XBOX/PS

            From past few day I am working on an innovative idea.
            The idea is:-
            Why not use your smartphone as a xbox, ps controller. Why not use it as a mouse.

            controller:
            If you donot have joystick to play your xbox/ps games just connect your phone to xbox/ps via data cable and use the virtual controller on your smartphone screen as a real gaming controller.

            Mousepad/touchpad:
            Just connect your smartphone to computer and use it surface as mouse

            The problem I am facing:-
            1. In can make the Gui but how the will the xbox/ps recognize that this is a…

            174 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • More URI schemes for launching System Settings

              There are some built-in URI schemes for launching System Settings on Windows Phone 8, for example, ms-settings-wifi: or ms-settings-lock:, but it's too little of them. Users ask me to make shortcuts to Battery Saver or NFC (Tap+Send) settings in my app, and I can't because of lack of these URIs. So please add more URI schemes to access more System Settings pages.

              172 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for Wifi-Direct

                Support for Wifi-Direct enables a lot of user experiences like fast device to device communication. It is supported on Windows 8 and I really hope this will be added soon to Windows Phone.

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                  3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  As part of the WinRT convergence, much of the Wifi direct APIs are in the phone kernel and are being used for Miracast. For more information on the capabilities in the platform, refer to the MSDN docs at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.devices.wifidirect.aspx

                  However, much of the API set is not available on phone yet. It is our intention to bring phone to parity with client in the future.

                • Better audio APIs for musician apps/tools

                  If we could get better support in the XNA libraries for some of these audio functions, it would open up some cool opportunities to develop apps for musicians. Couple of things I do regularly with my band that I’d love to do with my phone (currently not possible with the API set on the phone):
                  1) Adjust pitch during playback for songs in my media library (example: single might use this to find a better key to perform a song). Today, I have to pull the songs into something like Reaper, change the key, export it back out, sync to…

                  167 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  XNA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • PasswordBox with Number only keyboard

                    it would be helpfull to have a passwordBox like control which supports Number only keyboard. Numeric only passwords makes more sense for Smartphone world as its fast, convenient and easy to type.

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                      3 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • MediaPlayer.PlayPosition should be able to be set

                      If my users want to move through a song a little bit, there is no way to do that, as MediaPlayer.PlayPosition is read only! Should be able to set it.

                      162 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • API to send SMS (via code without user input)

                        Me and two friends of mine created an app that won in a Windows Hackathon held by Microsoft Cyprus. We actually won the Hackathon without finishing our app due to limitations of Windows phone API. We need some sort of API to automatically send an SMS. The reason for it to be automatic is because this is for cases when the owner of the phone is unable (asleep or something similar) to do so. If you are concerned about security reasons a good implementation of this API would be to always notify the user that a message from that application…

                        157 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Paypal as a payment method for PubCenter / Windows Store earnings.

                          Add Payoneer as the payment method for Windows Phone Store / Windows Store / PubCenter earnings.

                          156 votes
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                          • API to write videos to Media Library

                            We are limited of saving the Images to the Media Library.
                            It will be better if user can add the downloaded Audio , Video can add to the Media Library from the Isolated Storage.

                            153 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Cortana API

                              It will be great to provide an API allowing developers to interact with Cortana following this workflow:
                              1- Get command from Cortana.
                              2- Do some processes.
                              3- Get back to Cortana with response data (do not exit from Cortana UI).
                              4- Cortana responds the user.
                              Please vote if you're interested by this feature request.

                              151 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Share data on active Windows Phones by OS version and device type

                                Similar to Android and Apple, Microsoft should share numbers around Windows Phone adoption among consumers, to enable me as a developer to make better decisions about what OS and hardware that I should support in my apps.

                                Information I would like to see:
                                - % distribution of OS by major/minor/build
                                - % distribution of memory level of device (e.g., 512MB, 1GB)

                                151 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Background app execution

                                  If iOS and Android can do it why can't Windows Phone? Like all the Timer apps on Android & iOS, they can update the badge numbers real time giving you a true countdown timer experience. Why cant Windows Phone do this? It should be able to do this! Would battery experience really degrade that much? If so me thinks this is a fundamental flaw in the OS!

                                  145 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Documentation for App URI Schemes

                                    The windows phone developer site should have a place where app developers can search for URI schemes used in other windows phone apps, and get relevant documentation for them.

                                    When submitting an app the store submission process should prompt you to link to documentation for any URI schemes your app includes in the manifest file, or mark them as private URIs if you don't want to document them.

                                    This idea came from a conversation around Matt Lacey's blog post: http://mrlac.eu/1lxwDi4 where he found over 300 URI schemes from some of the top apps in the store, many of which do…

                                    143 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Pebble Watch Support

                                      Please add or allow support for the Pebble watch, will be the first smartwatch compatible with Windows Phone and a good companion for Windows Phone Devices.

                                      141 votes
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                                        10 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 入金方法に関しての改善

                                        ■入金を一括に済ませて欲しい

                                        現状では収入がタイトルごとに振り込まれます。
                                        更に日本での売上と、海外での売上が別々に入金されます。

                                        振り込まれる回数分、銀行から海外送金の受け取り手数料を請求されます。
                                        私が利用している銀行では一回につき1500円の手数料がかかります。
                                        2作品を配信するだけで手数料が6000円もかかってしまいます。
                                        手数料がもっとかかる銀行の場合、収入より高額になることもあります。

                                        配信しているXbox360とWindowsPhoneの全ての作品を一括で振り込めるようにして欲しいです。

                                        以下のコミュニティーフォーラムで既に要望がありますが、再び要望を出します。
                                        http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/47156/282405.aspx

                                        ■入金タイミングを指定できるようにして欲しい

                                        現状では年に4回、一定以上の売上がある場合入金されます。

                                        売上額が少額で銀行の海外送金の受け取り手数料を差し引くと割りに合わないので、年に1回だけの送金にしてほしいことがあります。

                                        送金前に次回のロイヤルティー支払い期間に繰り越すか選択できるようにしてほしいです。

                                        この2点が小規模な作品を多数配信することや、ちょっとしたアプリの配信に不利になっています。
                                        マーケットプレイスとXBLIGでより多くの作品が配信されるようになるためにもこれらの改善を希望します。

                                        136 votes
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                                        • Allow CookieContainer to be Serialized/Deserialized

                                          Currently, serialization and deserialization of the CookieContainer doesn't work. The documentation says to use the CookieContainer if one needs to save off HttpOnly cookies. It seems that saving the CookieContainer isn't possible.

                                          "If the server sends HTTPOnly cookies, you should create a System.Net.CookieContainer on the request to hold the cookies, although you will not see or be able to access the cookies that are stored in the container."

                                          136 votes
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