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  1. 43 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Like other app stores it would be good if responses to customer reviews could be made public alongside the review

      Like other app stores it would be good if responses to customer reviews could be made public alongside the review. This would give the customer quick feedback and also provide other customers the understanding that we value their feedback and we respond to feedback to make the app better. At this point any new customer coming to the store doesn't see our responses and believes we are doing nothing with it.

      The only way currently to get around this is to post another feedback but this will change the rating result average which is less than ideal.

      43 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Store Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • support to save audio file to medialibrary

        This will benefit for applications which create audio, or recording voice, it will be easy and unified way to export audio files instead of create extra server program.

        42 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Get currently playing song information

          Within Windows Phone 8.0 it was possible to use the Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Media.MediaPlayer to get information (song, album, artist name) about the currently playing songs. WP 8.1, RT and Universal don't provide a way to read this information, I can only write them using the SystemMediaTransportControls.

          Pleas bring back the capability to read this information.

          42 votes
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            0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MediaCapture.InitializeAsync - throws unauthorized exception

            It seems that there is a bug, which appeard after the last WP8.1 Update. MediaCapture.InitializeAsync keeps throwing UnathorizedException. I tested it on my previously (before the update) working example and MSDN sample.

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              5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Don't delete Apps when App Hub Account is deleted/expires

              I find it very strange that every app I have made during my one year membership as a developer is deleted the second I cancel my membership. Microsoft can run things however they want, but I think this is going to kill a lot of innovation and send it off to Android or iOS where you have to pay to publish apps, but apps don't get deleted if you don't pay again or if you cancel your account.

              End users are also going to get very annoyed when Apps they have paid for disappear. If Windows phone is going to…

              42 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • API to Retrieve IMEI , IMSI , MCC , MNC and MSISDN

                Give Some API to find out these thing.Android and IPhone provide API's to find out these thing.And don't give accuses because of security reasons.Android and IPhone is also secure.So work on it and Provide Some API because in Mobile technology it is very difficult to create application without this.

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                  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Completely separate marketing submissions from XAP submissions & allow multiple submissions

                  Twice now, my app has failed certification due solely to marketing content. It has taken me 14 days to update a major crashing bug in my app because the certification process is inconsistent and poorly designed. I can't update the marketing text on my app to tell people a fix is on the way, because you can't have more than one submission in at a time.

                  This design is ridiculous. XAP submissions should go through one channel, and marketing changes should go through another. If you submit both at the same time, and the XAP passes but the marketing content…

                  42 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Weed out spam applications during certification process

                    The amount of spam applications, apps that are split out into several regions (i.e.: MyTranspo series), the ridiculous feed readers for all different musicians and whatnot, single book applications, and do-nothing apps (i.e.: the stuff published by "Eric_rulz")... This is just absolutely ridiculous. You already promised to take care of this, but it didn't work. We've still useless applications flooding the Marketplace, and there are no signs of it slowing. I believe that, instead of limiting the amount of certifications per user per day, the Marketplace should be a little better curated. Spam applications should not be approved. They should…

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                      2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 41 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • purchased applications backup

                        Now, if an application you purchased is removed from the marketplace, in case you need it you will not be able to redownload it and you will lose that app forever (wasting the money you spent).

                        This is not acceptable: purchased apps must be available forever!

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                          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • AppHub の申請却下判断が担当者によって違わないようにして欲しい

                          AppHub に何度か申請をしていると、何らかの理由で申請が却下されることがありますが、申請却下判断がまちまちなように見受けられます。
                          拙作 Nel の話で申し訳ないですが、一度 3.6 Adult Related Contents 違反で却下されても、再度ほぼ同じバイナリの XAP を申請したところ受理されました。

                          このようなことは開発者側に思わぬ恩恵をもたらす場合もありますが、出来るだけ基準が一律の方が開発側としても対処しやすく思います。

                          41 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 日本語版で、さして意味のない縦書きUIは止めてほしい

                            日本語版のWindows Phoneでは、ロックスクリーンをはじめとして、Poeple Hubの発言者表示やMusic&Video Hubのメニューなど随所に縦書きUIが織り込まれています。

                            一概に縦書きを否定するつもりはないのですが(ロックスクリーンやカレンダーなどは確かにそこそこかっこいいとは思います)、People Hubなどはタイムラインに無駄な余白が入りまくる、英語名の発言者の名前が非常に読み難い上に半分ぐらいで切れてしまって誰だかわからないなど、機能を阻害している部分があるように感じられますし、デザイン上もMusic Hubのように日本人が見ても明らかに不自然かつガイジン臭いカッコ悪さが気になります。
                            また、アプリケーションから縦書きメニューなどが簡単に使用できるわけでもありません。本当に使い勝手が良いのならばアプリからも容易に使用できるよう環境が整えられていてしかるべきです。それがなされない、ということは、ようするにデザイン上に小手先勝負で奇をてらっているだけといわれてもしょうがないのではないでしょうか?

                            とにかく、正直WP7.5での縦書き表示はWindows Phone本来のcoolさを少なからず損なっていると感じられるので、次期バージョンではデザイン全体の再検討を含めて再考いただきたいと思います。

                            41 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • More background tasks to be allowed.

                              simple. let there be more than 9.

                              A user should be able to deside between power drain and functions.

                              41 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Push Notification  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Open access for XBOX Live achievements

                                Give ability to create games that have access for xbox live achievements. It doesn't have to be full access. Still only partners can have a "Xbox live" mark on their game icon, but having a one place for achievements, leader boards and friends would be great (WP7 Live?)

                                40 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Screenshot Hotkey in Emulator

                                  It is physically impossible for me to play my game in the emulator and capture an image of it that actually represents what gameplay looks like.

                                  My game is controlled by the Accelerometer and has very rapid gameplay that makes switching from using the Accelerometer to Screenshot tab and actually capturing a screenshot impossible. It simply doesn't work. In order to take the screenshot it takes 2 mouse clicks and about half a second. If I am lucky I can do it before my character dies, even then though the player is just moving in a straight line to nowhere…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Access Podcasts through MediaLibrary

                                    Provide access to the podcast episodes that are in the media library so that they may be used to construct, for instance, custom playlists.

                                    Developers wishing to leverage the Zune media platform to offer improved or tailored podcast playback experiences are currently blocked. Instead, an app developer must re-implement all the podcast management functions that are already well handled by the device and the PC Zune software. Once access to a user’s podcast subscriptions and already downloaded episodes is enabled, developers may easily write applications which enhance the existing playback experience.

                                    This idea could be relatively simply achieved as a…

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                                      6 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • WiFi APの位置情報登録の充実と精度向上

                                      日本の都市圏では、主要な駅や公共施設はほぼ例外なくWiFi APが設置されています。これらの位置情報をGPSによる自動登録に頼らず、クロールして登録してください。これだけで地下鉄、屋内等での位置情報アプリの利用価値が飛躍的に上がります。
                                      また、ポータブルWiFiAPや列車内APなどがGPS情報から自動登録されてしまい、おかしな位置情報を表示することが少なからずあります(Mangoでほぼ改善された?)。これらの移動するAPを位置情報DBから排除してほしいです。また、おかしな位置情報を報告する手段があると精度向上につながると思います。

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                                      • Device status in Windows Runtime App

                                        Provide API's to retrieve the current device information(OS info, RAM size, power source) in Windows Runtime App.

                                        The equivalent class in Windows Phone 8 is Microsoft.Phone.Info.DeviceStatus

                                        39 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please Open Alarm class Sound Property can acess IsolatedStorage file

                                          In Microsoft.Phone.Scheduler.Alarm Class,sound property can acess "content " file ,why can not acess isolatedStorage wave file?please open api.

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                                            4 comments  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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