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  1. Live tiles on lock screen (non clickable)

    Live tiles on lock screen (non clickable), so you can quickly see key information as it comes in, without unlocking phone.

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide grindr and hornet for windows phone users

      Its not fair the gay community who are windows phone users can't have access to the gay network.

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      • Payoneer as payout option

        Hello,

        Please add Payoneer as a payout option!

        Thanks,
        Tom

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          1 comment  ·  Registration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Apphub: Allow deletion of push certificates

          It would be nice to be able to delete a cert you have uploaded.

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            1 comment  ·  Dev Center Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Apply an audio EQ for Zune,

            Equalizer for Zune for example bass and trebble enhancements

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            • Allow downloading of submissioned .xap files

              Allow downloading of submissioned .xap files in Windows Phone application publish submission process. Currently you can "add", "delete" and "replace" file but cannot download .xap file for easy re-editing (unzip/modify/zip) after failed certification test, or whatever other purpose.

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                1 comment  ·  Cert + Publication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 10 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  App Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Videos in MediaLibrary (read/write access)

                  Currently it's not possible for 3rd party applications to access videos stored in the MediaLibrary. This is s serious limitation compared to other mobile platforms. Storing videos to the mediaLibrary should be added as well

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                  • Enable premium expedited certification process

                    Allow the developer to pay a few bucks to get a faster certification for their app. Sometimes we need to release a critical bugfix, and don't mind paying $10, even more, if that bugfix could be processed within a day or two, instead of the usual 5.

                    This becomes a win-win situation -- an extra revenue stream for Microsoft, and an ability for devs to show they're serious about supporting their apps.

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                      0 comments  ·  Cert + Publication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show week numbers at calendar

                      Add week numbers to calendar.

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                      • Provide Escalation Path For Windows Phone Store Support

                        Currently when the dialogue with first level of Windows Phone Store support is broken there is not any option to reach higher level and talk with someone who could resolve any kind of misunderstanding. Windows Phone Support team can simply refuse further communication and everything stops there. And unbelievably they are doing exactly that.

                        Azure support system is a very good example how this should work. In every communication emails the support officer's manager and generic escalation emails are included. Please do the same for Windows Phone Store unless you want to leave the developers and therefore the end users…

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                          3 comments  ·  Cert + Publication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Let me change the App Hub name for existing apps

                          It would be very useful to be able to change the names that my apps appear as when I check the App Hub dashboard. For example, I needed to rebrand one of my apps, and while it appears under its new name in Marketplace, I can't change it to the new name in App Hub.

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                          • 9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  WP Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Option for Screen Rotation Lock in Settings

                              Get an option of Screen Rotation Lock in Settings of phone in display section.

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                              • Confirm all AppHub clicks that can not be immediatly undone such as End Beta or Edit Submission

                                When using AppHub is would be great to have a confirmation screen or even a message box to indicate an action is about to take place which can not be undone.

                                Eg I have submitted a Beta App and it is published and then want to add an additional beta tester. The end beta button is right next to the edit beta testers button and it easily missed or clicked accidentally. If end beta is clicked it would be great to confirm that beta is about to end and be removed from marketplace.

                                Also if free app is submitted to…

                                9 votes
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                                • BBM application for windows phone

                                  BBM application for windows phone

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Paypal option in Payout Setup

                                    Payout Setup os complicated to fill for non-US developers.
                                    In Brazil we must inform Bank code, Branch code and Account number to reach the account and we don't have this fields.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Notify user that app updates are available

                                      If updates are available for any installed apps, pop a system level toast message that notifies the user that app updates are available. If they tap on the toast message, it takes them to the app updates page in the store. The user should of course have the ability to opt out of these notifications (the same way they can opt out of system update notifications).

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Vpn services

                                        Ssh+ SSL https and some other protocols for vpn tuneling whole device we need

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Populate submission/app details directly from Manifest

                                          Having to RE enter things like version number, application name, etc when submitting a new app is just grounds for making mistakes.
                                          In the App manifest I've already put the version number, and I've already put the application name. When I upload this XAP to the store, look at the manifest and pre-populate the corresponding fields in my submission instead of giving me a chance to mismatch them.

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