The possibility to make optional packages plugins with code for in-process with C#, and/or VB.net, instead of C++.
While understandable that there are big challenges to overcome to make this possible, but currently the bar to create optional packages is too high due that the time, investment and issues that can occur makes it not that worh it due the C++ requirement.4 votes
We need this so we can directly start searches within Cortana from our apps. We could also be able to start tracking packages directly too. Please add this feature.3 votes
Current appextension only supports loading assets and scripts. In many scenarios, 3rd party author may provide some code actable with the main app, for example decoding another file format.
There may be trusting problems.2 votes
In Silverlight it was once possible to register an app as an option for the edit picker in the photo hub (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj662932(v=vs.105).aspx). This is not possbile for UAP apps.
Another, even better option instead of adding the edit extensibility would be adding an "open with..."-option in the built-in photos app. This option is already present in the desktop variant of the app, but missing in the mobile app.8 votes
Allow apps to act as data sources for other apps.
Build on WCF to allow on-phone app-to-app communication. This is something that Apple just announced and Google is expected to soon. Get this working ASAP so Windows Phone doesn't get left behind.
Allow JSON and/or XML to pass data between apps.
Use a URI to query apps, ie:
Most importantly! Make apps request permission the first time they talk to a new app, then let it happen in the background. I shouldn't have to launch Facebook just to get to the data.48 votes
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