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  1. 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.

    136 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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 →
      • 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."

        131 votes
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          6 comments  ·  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.

          125 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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.

            120 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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.

              118 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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 →
                • Allow Windows 8/Windows RT users to buy and run Windows Phones Apps

                  The Windows Phone simulator for the existing developer tools has always been easy to use, and capable of running apps not only at full-speed, but in fact faster than what the phone hardware could do (even games that use heavy graphics).

                  In addition, the new windows phone developer simulator is going to be improved in the next version by running in Hyper-V, and additionally, Windows 8 will be coming with Hyper-V built in (I'm not sure about hyper-v).

                  So, I think the time is right to turn the existing developer Windows Phone simulator into a "consumer-friendly" version, that allows users…

                  115 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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 →
                    • Enable Toasts from Within Applications

                      The Toast UI metaphor is useful for showing transient messages to the user such as authentication failures or other other messages that do not require the user's immediate attention.

                      In the current ShellTile API, a toast will not be displayed if the current foreground application is the caller of the ShellToast.Show method. It would be great if this was changed so that we could present in-app toasts. We can then user the NavigateUri property to navigate the user to a different part of the app if necessary.

                      112 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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…

                        111 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Controls  ·  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 →
                          • Holiday/Birthday/etc. 'Appointments' need to be clearly identified

                            When querying Appointments, a bundle of Appointments will be returned that contain zero information or information that cannot be meaningfully filtered. When I'm trying to present relevant and important details of scheduled appointments (I'm talking about those scheduled by real people and not the stuff that's been added automatically) I've got no way to filter out these additional things that are also considered Appointments. This data is obviously stored somewhere, it's obvious from being able to turn on/off and select colors for each type in the native Calendar app. Many people would propose filtering out based on the All-Day Event…

                            111 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Phone Data Store 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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                              • 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.

                                107 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  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.

                                  107 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 .

                                    107 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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 →
                                        • Enabling Bluetooth files transfer between WP and other devices..

                                          All types of files should be allowed to be shared via Bluetooth between WP and any other devices..

                                          103 votes
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