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Welcome to the Windows Platform Developer (WPDev) Feedback site. This feedback forum provides the WPDev community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

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  1. Android Runtime like BlackBerry OS 10 has

    BlackBerry has an Android runtime that can be used to run Android .apk files and developers can port their Android app to the BB OS. I think Windows Phone should make that happen in conjunction with their supporting Xamarin... and potentially hire me as a developer to help. ;)

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    • Vertically Scrolling contents towards the end produce stretch effect of the content that doesn't often look good

      It is part of the effect through the whole operating system and does not particularly belong to any application. Sometime the stretched content of the page does not look professional.

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      • A share link right on the Window Phone Start Page.

        This share link should be able to share to all Social Networks. Such as Linkedin, twitter, Facebook, and so on.

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        • PinchIn and PinchOut events

          Add PinchIn and PinchOut events, they are common events.

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          • disable the close button while running important task

            It would be greater if we could disable the close function while doing important tasks like writing to the storage, or similar. However if the user closes the app during these processes the data might be corrupted. Or for instance we are in a setup wizard we don't want the user to be able to close the app until the user has finished the setup.

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            • Arabic keyboard for lumia 610

              Please arabic keyboard not found in lumia 610 please support an arabic

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              • Create Albums

                Why doesn't WP create albums? I thought the ability to create albums in 'photos' would really help users be more organized in storing their photos. Please vote if you agree.

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                  Hi Enrique – I appreciate the consumer suggestions, but they’ll get more/better attention over on the consumer UserVoice site at http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/ – this UV site is for developer capability/API suggestions.

                  Regarding your request, you can manually create albums by connecting your phone to your computer and then managing the photos contents similar to a USB drive and create folders/albums and move pictures about. Although your BEST bet is to go into your OneDrive account via web browser and create/manage albums there (instead of trying to do it on your phone).

                  For developers, there is an API with WP 8.1 to add your app into the photos hub to allow for it to programmatically bring albums into the experience.

                • Combine All Windows Phone SKDs into one installation File

                  Please Combine All Windows Phone SKDs into one installation File, so people download only one file and then check each version of WP SDKs that they want to install.
                  It will help to reduce misunderstandings.
                  Like Android and iOS
                  Right now, most of the people confused and built app compatible with WP 7.5 instead of WP 7.8

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                  • create an app for cvs dugs

                    i would like it to work just like the walgreens app

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                    • 3 votes
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                      • Boarding pass picture

                        At least for Air France (i did not test it for other companies), the picture send by SMS are not compatible with WP7 ... it should be great to be able to open it

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                        • Fix the off-by-one error in the calendar Calendar.

                          I keep getting birthday notifications a day too early. the date in the peoplehub does not align with the calendar.

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                          • Show number of downloads of the app in the app store

                            How hard could it be to to show the number of downloads of the app in the app store !

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                            • marketplace app needs predictive typing

                              marketplace app needs predictive typing, not just app matching as you type. this would speed up searches.

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                              • create a virtual platform for saving our wp games in case of rebooting

                                When i buy a game and for any reasons i want to change my HD 7 for a lumia for e.g. i will lost all my games.I really be happy if i can download them from a virtual saving platform to my new device,or for a technical problem i have to reboot my phone,i would like to have those games back without download it again

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                                • Renaming an Email Account by making the letters capital or lowercase, cause an error message

                                  If you are trying to rename an Email Account, by making the letters capital or lowercase, you get an error message:

                                  ‘You’re already using <account_name> for another account. Choose a different name for this account’.

                                  Let’s say you need to rename ‘account_name’ to ‘Account_name’. User needs to then rename ‘account_name’ to ‘account_name_1’ (as an example) and then to the desired ‘Account_name’ (with a capita ‘A’).

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                                  • Scroll down when selecting text wich doesn't fit on screen.

                                    You can only select text as big as screen. If larger it doesnt scroll down so you can only select part of the text.

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                                    • Allow more specific queries on FindAppointmentsAsync

                                      Allow more specific queries on Appointments.

                                      For example, if allow to find appointments by end date (start date + duration) we can know what is happening in current moment.

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                                      • zune payer should support custome codec plugin so one can play any format.

                                        zune payer should support custome codec plugin so one can play any format.

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                                        • Fix silent and vibrate missed calls

                                          Whenever the phone is on silent or vibrate and someone calls the phone will not ring but when the call is missed it will make a noise so it is not truly vibrate or silent. There should also be an option to customize the ringtones rather than having to switch silent off if you want vibrate..make easier switching

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