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  1. BLE iBeacons or GATT Scanning without Pairing

    Bluetooth 4.0 Low Eneregy
    must work in Android and IPhone.
    No paired function must to do for reading or scaning existing BLE devices

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      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Better way to take, upload and update localised app screenshots.

      Until Windows [Phone] 8.1 this part was too painful and took a lot of time and work. Hope there are some automated tool for taking localised screenshots.

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      My thought: Using simulator, while on a page, a one-click button that automatically take one screenshot for each language the app supports. Then, I navigate to another page, press the button and it take N screenshots again, one for each language.

      In the upload website, a way to remove all screenshots and a way to upload all assets for all languages at once.

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        0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Assign icon from IsolatedStorage to ApplicationBarIconButton

        Currently you can assign to ApplicationBarIconButton an icon present on your project as 'content'. This basically means you have to determine your icons at design time.

        By providing the ability to assign an icon placed on the IsolatedStorage, the developer will be free to create button icons at runtime, dynamically download them from other places etc.

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          0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to manage snapshots in WP emulator

          The Windows Phone emulator should include the ability to manage VM snapshots for Windows Phone images. Developers should be able to create WP images that are tailored to be in a specific state, and manage those image snapshots.

          Hyper-V is a powerful VM management tool, and it includes the ability to create new images and manage snapshots within them, allowing developers to save the current state of the VM (e.g., to manage particular testing scenarios such as upgrading the app when a good amount of custom data is in it, either for one app or multiple) or to roll the…

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            2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable removing language code from the Dev Center "language history"

            Please enable removing language code from the Dev Center "language history"

            For example if you ever selected "ru" and "ru-ru" laguages and you published this xap to the Store then it causes Tile localization to show the en-us(default) tile localization which is bad.

            Note: in your .csproj file, there is a SupportedCultures entry like this:
            <SupportedCultures>de-DE;ru;ru-RU
            </SupportedCultures>

            When I removed the "ru" language code and published my new xap version, the old xap version still remains in the Store with "Replaced and unpublished". Wich means the new version not fully replaced the old version and this causes me very serious…

            33 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enhance Microsoft.Phone.Scheduler Alarm and Reminder classes

              The Alarm and Reminder classes in Microsoft.Phone.Scheduler are very limiting and do not allow for any customization. Ideally these classes would be extended to accept a UserControl object that would be shown instead of the standard Title. The UserControl should run in the context of the application that created the Alarm or Reminder, and as such would have access to the appropriate view models. From there the application could be fully launched if desired.

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                2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option to submit your app only to markets where taxes are accounted for.

                Currently, you can submit an app to all countries, or specific countries. I would like a button I can click that will only select the countries for which Microsoft already accounts for any taxes.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Displayed app package version in Windows and Windows Phone stores

                  When uploading an app bundle of an Universal app to either the Window or Windows Phone store, the version is displayed as "2015.523...." instead of the version the developer set for the package.
                  This is very confusing and a question was asked several times in the forums (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d2913ad6-6130-45b6-8a7f-086ff7f04cff/problem-with-version-number?forum=wpsubmit)
                  Please comment and document this behavior

                  33 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Theme aware Splash Screen Images

                    I like the functinality of the SplashScreenImage.jpg file, but it's too limited for what I'm trying to do. At a minimum I need to have 2 images that are auto selected based on the phone's current theme. SplashScreenImageLight and SplashScreenImageDark would be great!

                    After that, it would be great to have the option to select an image from IsolatedStorage so that my app can update its splash screen image as needed.

                    33 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (Silverlight-style)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow to create Alert and Reminder from Background Task execution.

                      Allow to create Alert and Reminder from Background Task execution.

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                        1 comment  ·  Push Notification  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 33 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 33 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Camera + Video APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • different sound levels

                            We need different sound levels...sound level for system, for alarm clock, for music-radio, and different for keyboard.

                            I want to have sounds enabled to keyboard but not at highest level, also i want to listen to radio (throuth the night) and be sure that the next morning the alarm clock will sound as high as possible to wake me up.

                            I hope you get the point !!!

                            33 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring back the direct access to facebook in the people hub that we had in Windows Phone 8.0

                              In Windows Phone 8 we were able directly access facebook through the people hub. Comment on photos, write on walls without having to enter the facebook app. We were also able to switch between text messages and Facebook messages on the fly. Now with WIndows Phone 8.1 the app ALWAYS has to open. On my Lumia 920 it takes significantly longer to do that now. IT'S SLOW!!!! Please bring back the simplicity and efficiency of Windows Phone!

                              33 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • remove the lock screen and make it a notifications screen

                                remove the lock screen and make it a notifications screen where you can see everything that happened until interacted with on the phone by simply pressing the lock button on this screen and the logo of the application of the Communication provides a small preview of a soft black and white and also allow us to access it only touched his notice. this implied that background applications in some cas updated costatemete.si presents many notifications have an application that only the logo appears and the number of requests for this application

                                33 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Push Notification  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SmsComposeTask completed event

                                  The SmsComposeTask does not provide any events.

                                  I think we need Completed event and something like SmsResult that can be used. Currently some Tasks exhibit this behaviour and some do not.

                                  Please make it a standard mode of usage for each task.

                                  33 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • intelllitrace

                                    It would be really neat to be able to use Intellitrace when developing WP8 or WP8.1 apps.
                                    Intellitrace is a cool new way to debug complex apps without having tons of logging code and numerous breakpoints
                                    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee336126.aspx

                                    33 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • UWP Windows Always On Top

                                      Allow an API to cause the window to be always on top. This is great when watching a video while other apps are in full screen. It'll be like Picture in picture (PIP).
                                      Another use case for this would media player controls so that they are always visible. Also, an application like ColorPic.

                                      32 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Quick Link to show all Publisher apps

                                        Provide a single link to retrieve all the applications by a specific Publisher like the Android Market.

                                        This just helps make advertising easier, without listing individual apps.

                                        32 votes
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                                          working on it  ·  1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide Song Name for MediaPlayer.Queue.Activesong for Zune Streamed Music

                                          Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Media.MediaPlayer.Queue.Activesong populates the .Artist property for music *streamed* from Zune, but not the .Name property, so devs can't know what song is playing. Marketplace policy requires music apps to populate both properties, so Zune should do this, too.

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                                            0 comments  ·  XNA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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