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  1. access to music stream

    I would like access to a stream for music played via the media library.

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      1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Messaging, All in one, why not?

      I have just upgraded from windows phone 8 to windows phone 8.1. Everything is ok, but there are something that make disappoint.

      1) One of the reasons I choose WP is the way Facebook chat in messaging, manage Facebook contact, see photos, comment Facebook and in people hub. This is one of the best feature of windows phone, so why wp 8.1 didn't support this.

      2) When I open contact in people to make call with Skype
      , the phone must to start Skype program, after that make call. Why we not integrate Skype call into phone call!

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      • Openoffice

        We want an Office Hub that open Openoffice document.

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        • by putting the barcodes back in the wallet app for loyalty cards

          Make the wallet app back to where it was I miss putting notes on the accounts and miss the bar codes

          And in other feedback anyway to get Cortina to read emails too?

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          • Provide telephony APIs for 3rd party apps.

            This will enable new category of apps managing/depending on telephony and SMS interactions. It will also enable calling/SMS feature in existing apps.

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              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • hope IE browser can use the website default font

              we‘d like browser can use the website default font,not aways system font,that the website seem strange

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                0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Save message typed as draft when exiting without saving

                When I type a text message and need to go back to a different app (to copy a phone number to paste into the text message for example), I lose what I have typed when I come back to the text message editor, which is very frustrating. Keeping the message as draft when exiting would save me the hassle of having to type it again...

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                • Add voltage and mAh data to battery class to compare USB vs wireless (induction)

                  If we can see the current voltage level, we can determine if the phone is plugged in to USB power, or utilizing an induction charger.

                  Certain WP8 phones have wireless or inductive charging, and we need to be able to calculate the efficiency of these chargers.

                  A thick phone case, or simply not centering the phone on the charging plate can result in reduced charging capacity and much longer charging times.

                  Adding visbility to the battery mAh would then allow battery "health" apps, charger comparisons, and inductive charger efficiency (or inneficiency). For example, allowing the user to view the time…

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                    0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Develops Bing Vision more and market the feature more

                    Improve its data base and functionality. Market it more as a visual assistant. Ex if you see a poster of a movie you want to see. Scan it and Bing Vision give u a list of the nearest theatres and show times, or post a reminder in your calendar. You see a ad for a pair a shoe you want. Scan it and Bing Vision give you a list of the nearest store that have them in stock.

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                      1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Option to see status bar at all times

                      Instead of having to tap the screen you should have the choice
                      of locking it at the top of the screen.

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable DOM access in WebBrowser control

                        Basically WebBrowser control is useless in its current form.

                        For example, if I want to enrich experience for one particular web site which is not mobile-friendly, I have to implement complete HTML parser and then show markup via XAML controls.

                        This is insane amount of work for such a simple task.

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                          0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Application/Driver to show the display and touch actions of the device on the PC (for presentations)

                          At some Microsoft shows we could see features and apps that were presented on a big screen while the phone was connected via usb. This is great way to show business applications to customers. I wish we had a chance to display the contents and touch guestures on a PC that is connected via USB, too.

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                            1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 個体識別番号、またはSIMカードIDをAPIで取得&個体認証に使えるようにしてほしい

                            アプリの使用を社内や閉じたネットワークでの使用で制限したい場合、現在表にアプリを表示しないことでしか回避できないが、これは非常に問題があり、セキュリティ低下の要因なので内部向けのマーケットプレイス対応だけではなく、端末そのものを制御できるようにしてほしい

                            4 votes
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                            • xbox companion to work offline

                              full acess to xbox live on companion to rent movies interact with friends etc....

                              4 votes
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                              • caller id announce

                                In Mango 7712 there is SMS announce.

                                That is GOOD BUT please ad email and caller id announce. (BETTER)

                                Last wish: ad (text) message to caller who is calling without caller ID.
                                Message could be: "You have called without caller ID, please call again with caller ID on."

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                                • Intergrate the silverlight toolkit with the Windows Phone SDK.

                                  It's annoying having to download and install the toolkit separately.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 4 votes
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                                    • The app just hung while generating the project

                                      While i was trying to generate the project from the App studio, it just hung. It is showing the status 'generating' for the past 1 hour.

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                                      • More background colors like win8

                                        More background colors not only black and white..

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                                        • Bluetooth signal strength API

                                          Please provide a API to get the signal strength of a particular Bluetooth device, so that we can estimate the distance between Windows Phone and the device.
                                          This can help us implement positioning in a small aera, which just like what Apple iBeacon does. It's interesting and useful.

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