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  1. Make payouts every month!

    Please make payouts for apps and in-app products every month!

    For now, we have to wait at least 4 months after we get $200 of revenue from our apps. It's a shame! There's no benefit of developing for Windows Phone at all, it's better to develop for iOS, Android and even BlackBerry first, and then, maybe, some time, for Windows Phone.

    You should remove these idiotic limits and make payouts for developers every month, not depending on what revenue did they get from their apps! Or if you don't want to or cannot (don't believe though), then you should not…

    131 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Notification Center Windows Phone 8.1

      Only the Wifi connection, airplane mode, the location can be activated, but why you cannot turn the data connection.

      131 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Merge the Windows and Windows Phone dev centers into one

        The Windows and Windows Phone dev centers are totally different from each other. Other platforms manage to have a single dev center for phone and tablet. Please fix this soon by BUILD 2013 or the end of the year if needed.

        128 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Transfer contacts to SIM CARD

          We want backup our contacts to sim card

          126 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Debug over Wifi

            When you unplug a WP device from your computer while debugging, you get an error message that the device on an IP address and port is no longer responding. If the debugger connects to the phone via IP, then why not allow for debugging over the local network? That way, someone can develop for Windows Phone in a Hyper-V VM, and still debug on a physical phone, just without plugging it in. There ought to be a way to build a Debug Agent app that can broadcast itself to the network so Visual Studio knows where to look.

            124 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • active installations Vs total downloads

              It would be good to know not only the number of downloads but also how many are active still.
              If you have seen the google store they show active installations more prominently than total download count - and that actually makes sense considering the amount of trash apps going around in all the phone o/s .

              122 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • If an application cannot be published in a specific region lock only in that region.

                If an application cannot be published in a specific region lock only in that region. Post inmendiatamente at other or at least let to choose whether want to.

                121 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Deep zoom & pan / multiscale image

                  I request that the MultiScaleImage library to be able to access isolated storage. There are many places where apps will not connect to a cell tower [e.g. in a general aviation (or commercial) aircraft where cell phones do not work well [it is illegal to use in any case] and also in isolated rural areas. Also, why pay data charges to view the same image over and over [aren’t music & photo libraries stored on phones?] And finally memory is very cheap. Some suggest that large images (even broken into tiles) are inappropriate for storage on a phone – that…

                  117 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8

                    Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8. On my lumia 520 (WP8) i get jumping values of altitude, even outdor with a strong and good GPS-signal. The altitude jumps from 27m to 200m up and down, 200m is the right value. The values from GPS-accuracy are top. This occurs In both classes on WP8. I always use the DisiredAccuray = high! I have read, that another user have the same problem with WP8-Phone, like HTC. All GPS-App in the store have the same problem with the jumping altitude.
                    But i found a solution. If you take…

                    116 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Better marketplace filtering

                      Allow filtering of marketplace results within categories beyond pay/free/top/new by adding filter by rating (ex: 4+), by price (ex: <$1.99), by number of downloads (ex: 10000+), or allow blacklisting of developers (or developer rankings) so spam apps and spam devs could be avoided.

                      114 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bluetooth find devices in range

                        It would be really a good idea if we could use the FindAllPeersAsync method( or something similar) to get a list of all discoverable devices within wireless range.

                        111 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • PhoneのOS側でユーザーが認証済みの認証情報が使える、Live SDK相当のAPI。

                          現状、SkyDriveへのアクセスなどLice SDK (API)を使う場合、ユーザーに認証情報をOSとは別途入力してもらわないといけない。
                          また、OAuth認証をする場合、そのための画面遷移を用意するのも大変です。
                          (Live SDK Developer Previewなどありますが)
                          SkyDriveへのアクセスやその他のLive APIについて、ユーザーが追加で認証情報を入力することはせず、利用できるSDKがあるといいのではないでしょうか。
                          アプリに対してOSが使っている認証情報を使ってもいいかの確認画面が出て、ユーザーが同意すれば、アプリに認証情報を渡すことなく利用できる形態であれば、アプリ側が認証情報を持つ必要もなくなります。

                          110 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow unsafe code

                            Full unsafe code support would:
                            1) Allow more code to be shared across platforms, and
                            2) Increase the performance of applications that needed it.

                            Here's a use case example:
                            I'm the author of BEPUphysics, a real-time simulation library. I wish to support many platforms as best I can with as much common code as possible. Unfortunately, in the current situation, I can't have the best of both worlds. If my goal is optimal performance, I must maintain separate codebases for a bunch of low-level queries and data structures. On the other hand, if my goal is as much common code…

                            104 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Faster certification process for publishing and updating apps and games

                              It would be great if the time it takes for an app or game to be certified was shorter. A full 2 weeks before an app or game is published to the Marketplace is far too long. It would be more bearable if theupdates had a shorter turnaround time, but they don't. Want to push an update? That's another 2 weeks.

                              Also some moderation of the marketplace would be great to get rid of all the clutter or misleading apps.

                              104 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Access video-music library

                                Ensure access to video/music as for photos.
                                We cannot create applications for video editing or video sharing via messages or social networks.

                                103 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Convert an individual account into a company one

                                  I started as a sole developer, and now there's a group of us, and we are registered as a business with IRS. I would like to be able to convert my individual account in the Marketplace into a company one without losing my publisher name, my brand, my app portfolio and my user base. It is a common scenario in the "real" world, so why should it be impossible in the Marketplace?

                                  102 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide an API that can change the Start Background from code.

                                    Currently apps generate the picture, saves it to local storage, then users need to set the picture as the Start Background manually. An API that does this might be beneficial for both users and custom photo developers.

                                    What do you guys think?

                                    101 votes
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                                    • API to read Phone Call History

                                      Currently there are API to read the Phone Book, but no API to read the Call History. This should be enabled to write powerful Phone Call apps with more features

                                      100 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Emulating Camera

                                        It would be extremely helpful if the emulator could use webcams as camera emulation. Otherwise AR scenarios are hard to develop without a range of devices. It has become even more needed with the addition of WXGA and the different scalings in WP8.

                                        100 votes
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                                        • NFC / FeliCa 対応

                                          説明不要と思いますが、ユーザーの実利やライバルモバイルOSとの競争を考えれば不可欠と思います。

                                          また、端末メーカーの独自実装ではなく、公式APIとしてアプリ開発者が柔軟に使用できる環境により、今ある利用方法を超えた新しい応用例を生み出してくれると思います。

                                          97 votes
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