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  1. Make it possible to build WP7 / 7.5 Apps

    Please Make it possible to build WP7 / 7.5 Apps :(

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    • Provide live chat with tester

      to clarify certification failures and speed up publishing process. Often, certification report contains little information about the failure. There are times when errors cannot be duplicate even after following the steps from the tester.

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      • Give developer the benefit of doubt during certification or have a guideline for tester

        Tester may fail an app even if its not on the certification requirement/ guideline
        it may also be often the case that the tester don't understand functionalities of Windows Phone.

        I have an experience and the the message for certification failure was
        "The developer should be able to reproduce the crash by factory resetting their test device to remove any installed language packs and then launching the app in simplified Chinese prior to installing the pack. If their test device is a Chinese market device and has the language pack installed by default, they will need to find and use…

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        • playlist

          Provide access to Playlist API to be able to create (auto) playlists based on the song library on the phone.

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              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Cam flashlight, MP3 convertation, MP4 convertation and thrumbnails

                    Why you donэt investigate MP and don't take the idea of ​​how to cut the programmers work. Why complicate the work so that the majority of the time spent on it to get around the restrictions?

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                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      Please, add to next update normal content (picture, sound, video etc. from sandbox) share as Android. If it impossible becouse we don't have a right then do it how MemoryStream or SharedMemoryStream.

                      It's very important! Socials app is great part of all phone apps.

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                      • Images of the new system

                        We need images or iso to test first the new version of windows phone, something like apple make with ios. This is good for helping MS to close bug and it's good for us to test the apps. This can be an easy thing because the phone have the same hardware platform.

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                        • Please provide any idea about background service in wm8 as gps tracking automatically. Is it possible in wn8?

                          Please provide any idea about background service in wm8 as gps tracking automatically. Is it possible in wn8?

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                          • Faster OS updates (with API and API behavioral fixes)

                            There have been numerous major bugs and lack of features that are taking just too long to update. If Windows Phone as any faith in its future it needs a lot more support from the development team. Bugs like the "other storage" have been there too long and only get fixed in annual updates. They should have been fixed days or weeks after discovery.

                            The delay not only has a impact on phone users, but also on the developers building the apps for the phone when the bugs and missing features impact the user's app experience.

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                            • Add a control to show any framework element as a slide show

                              We miss a control like the integrated photo viewer to show photos or any controls "page by page" by using flick gestures.

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                              • Add Liechtenstein for payouts

                                Liechtenstein is not really different to Switzerland. Add it to the list for payouts.

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                                • Have a consultant that can discuss market place certification failures and/or policy breaches with developers

                                  Currently the incredible specimen of humans that are reviewing apps get it wrong, often. There is no way to discuss with anyone about the app and rectify any certification issues or misconceptions the reviewer may have.

                                  Also with policy, there are instances where a developer believes they adhere to policy yet no one is able to discuss the policy breach with the developer and instead they just ban the dev . This is even after the dev emailing as directed etc with no response.

                                  This experience should be improved, so its less like a tick and flick process or sausage…

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                                  • People centric reminders/triggers

                                    This is basically an extention to GeoFencing and what I would call "Find my friends" kind of apps. With GeoFencing in place, WP will know the location of every user at any given time. I would like to have a reminder system (API) that allows me to know if the phone is near a phone from a friend (location based). Example: "Remind me to ask Holly about the project status when I meet her the next time".
                                    Having this capability would Windows Phone give the edge of innovation in regards to being people centric.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 请增加搜狗拼音,自带拼音不会智能连续,且记忆功能偏差。

                                      2、请改进挂机,经常在接听时耳朵不注意碰到,就会挂机。
                                      3、输入法没有光标左右调整,在输入需要修改时太不好操作。
                                      4、选定内容特别难使,可以在左右下脚拖动范围难道不好做到么?
                                      5、今天在使用QQ发送图片时,自动关机并重启?请改进!

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                                      • Necesito una aplicación de control de consumo.

                                        Como cuantos minutos me quedan en el mes, control de datos. LLamadas realizadas y el tiempo.

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                                        • enable different MediaElement instance to play diffrent MP3 in the same time

                                          some time we need playing two MP3 in the same time.

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