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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. Bing Music search/recognition

    Bing music search should add the ability to learn about the artist and to get the song lyrics for the song it "hears". Recognition is very accurate, it should be easy to add two buttons for this.

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    • Addition of tags to app descriptions

      We need the ability for developers to add relevant tags to their app descriptions, we then need the ability to search for apps with those tags, tags should also be verified during app submission to ensure theyre relevant

      dont know about anyone else but im fed up of the marketplace being swamped with total rubbish, it would be nice to see apps that im interested in instead of a thousand apps that i have no interest in

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        0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Need a way to remove Skype contacts from people app

        Skype contacts are cluttering up my people app and the only way I have found to delete them is to delete them on my desktop and then reset my phone to factory defaults.

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        • Marketplace - How is the list sorted?

          I have a Free app on the Marketplace, and I've been getting a lot of press on some big news sites and a lot of downloads on it, yet on the Marketplace it barely moves? I'm stuck near the bottom of page 2 of the social free apps, so I would think that getting an extra 100 downloads from the previous day would be enough to move me up a few spots, but it barely makes a difference.

          So either your list is not ordered by downloads, or it's broken, or it's delayed by over a week???

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          • Start an App on Bootup

            Hi,
            Is there any way to launch a installed App at bootup.
            From Dev point of View, it will help a lot in doing regression testing over reboots without the manual intervention

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            • Mobile Device Management

              A Mobile Device Management Solution ... for disable and manage of apps and functions on Device like all other plattforms on Market.

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              • Use the same name of the app in both stores without linking the apps

                Before the merging of the Stores it was possible to have an app with the same name both in Windows Phone and Windows 8 without being linked.

                In fact, one of my apps still works that way using an alias.

                Unfortunately, with the merging we seem to have lost this ability. The only option I have if I want to not have linked my apps is to provide them with a different name! There's no option for alias as it seems to have dissapeared for brand new created apps.

                Why is that I'm not able to use my reserved name…

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                • Push Notification Free Options and Develop Design more Graphical Manner

                  Push Notification Free Options like GCM [Google cloud message]

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                  • Ability for apps to observe other foreground apps

                    We would like to create an app to monitor the time users spend in other the apps, enabling enterprise customers to optimize a user's day by analyzing time on applications.

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                      0 comments  ·  Enterprise  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make Lync 2013 open to all consumers only on WP OS

                      Dear Microsoft,
                      Lync Can Kill Whatsapp, Hangout or any messengers out there.
                      Kindly release Lync 2013 FREE for all consumers[Only for Windows Platform]
                      Please do not restrict Lync to Enterprise Users alone
                      Skype can never catchup with Lync

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                        0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Camera Roll file format

                        I wish api's for save photos in camera roll in png format; not only as "lossy" jpeg format.

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                        • API allowing developers to add new theme colors on top of the existing ones

                          This would open the way for developers to create applications that will allow users to add unique colors to customize their device. This is not about just having more colors in the them colors dialog, but being able, as a developer. to add more colors to that list from your app.

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                            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3 votes
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                            • .rar writter and Viewer

                              possibility of writter and viewer .rar files, and native support files.

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                              • 3 votes
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                                • Create official graphical equalizer

                                  For handsets who does not have pre-installed or dolby enhancement.
                                  Like 630, 525, 530.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Pandora blocks incoming text messages along with some other apps

                                    I first got my phone and tried to use Pandora and slacker and some other apps and I found that I couldn't get any incoming messages. I could send and make and receive calls but I couldn't receive text messages. There is some other apps that have the same effect and when you call HTC they have no idea how to fix it.

                                    Just a little annoying I like slacker and Pandora and I can't even use them on WP8x

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                                    • Scroll online video

                                      Unable to scroll an online video back and forth.

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                                      • Problem with StorageFile.MoveAsync()

                                        There is a problem with moving a StorageFile from LocalFolder to MusicLibrary (I've not tested with other KnownFolders). When you try to move a file, the app hangs - the asynchronous task is never completed.
                                        NOTE also that the same problem is when you want to download a file directly to MusicLibrary - this will also hang.
                                        Contrary when you perform copy/delete on the same StorageFile - it works fine.
                                        The sample code with the problem: http://1drv.ms/VPbpVf

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                                        • 3 votes
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