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  1. active installations Vs total downloads

    It would be good to know not only the number of downloads but also how many are active still.
    If you have seen the google store they show active installations more prominently than total download count - and that actually makes sense considering the amount of trash apps going around in all the phone o/s .

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      3 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Adding Advertising SDK Support to HTML5/JS Apps created for Windows Phone 8.1

      Dears Dev,

      I am a Indie Game developer. I am currently developing a Windows Exclusive HTML5 based game (both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1)

      Its almost in completion stage and I was working on adding Ads to my game, thats when I found that the Ads SDK does not support adding Ads to a WinJS(HTML5) WP8.1 project!

      Please note that this restriction is for HTML5/JS projects only and Ads can still be added to XAML based projects. But my entire game is developed on HTML5.

      Request you to please provide us the option to add Ads to a WinJS/HTML5…

      171 votes
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        6 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows 10 UWP should support Reflection.Emit for Mocking frameworks

        The lack of Reflection.Emit in UWP significantly impacts the ability of developers to create clean, AAA-compliant unit tests in an MVVM environment (the recommended architecture for building UWP apps). With no Reflection.Emit it is impossible to build a Mocking framework for providing testable implementations of interfaces used in Dependency Injection.

        168 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement Radio Interface Layer !!!

          In Windows Mobile 6.5, this library exist, and it's very good for retreive lot of cell tower informations ( Cell ID, MNC, MCC, LAC, IMEI, IMSI ) lot of information we do not have access with Windows Phone!!

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            5 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow changing the country and name after registration on Windows Phone Store, PubCenter and Windows Store

            Allow changing the country and name after registration on Windows Phone Store, PubCenter and Windows Store.

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              4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Background Audio problem dependent on app's name

              I've encountered an issue in Background Audio behavior dependent on app's name. I've managed to reproduce it using the official MSDN sample and as it's hard to test/debug, I've published a video with the problem: https://youtu.be/_W9S7g-JCQQ

              If the name of the app is little longer and/or with space inside, then after the OS cancels the background player (not used for some time), it's not possible to reinitialize it by pressing UVC button - the IBacgroundTask.Run method is called twice and without UVC button pressed event. Once it happens in normal usage, you won't be able to reinitialize the player at…

              160 votes
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                17 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Transfer contacts to SIM CARD

                We want backup our contacts to sim card

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                  2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show numbers of App Details 'Page Views' in the store for Phone and Store apps

                  It would be really good to see numbers on how many people go to an app's page in the store so we can compare it to download numbers.

                  This would help us to gauge if the screenshots, description and tile are being effective in driving downloads. This is information that we have no way to ascertain and would help us to greatly determine our ‘curb appeal’.

                  Tools like this could help Windows developers to be much more successful and in turn attract more skilled developers to the platform.

                  149 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ancestor binding missing

                    Currently the RelativeSourceMode only supports None, TemplatedParent and Self.

                    Would be really helpful to have FindAncestor API added, just like in Silverlight 5 and WPF.

                    149 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Payoneer as a payment method for Windows Phone Store / Windows Store / PubCenter earnings.

                      Add Payoneer as a payment method for Windows Phone Store / Windows Store / PubCenter earnings.

                      145 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add official support for the Modern C++ projection written by Kenny Kerr

                        From http://moderncpp.com/

                        "Modern is a Standard C++ language projection for the Windows Runtime. The Modern compiler produces a header-only library designed to provide Standard C++ developers with first-class access to the Windows API.
                        It takes advantage of C++11 and beyond to provide a truly modern language projection for the Windows Runtime. So while it is still COM under the hood, a C++ developer should think in terms of references rather than pointers. Practically nothing is off limits to the developer hungry for power, but you don’t need to sacrifice productivity or safety along the way. About the only thing that…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support To New Applications (New & Rising list)

                          Platform should support new applications that are not big companies'. In these days all new applications don't appear in New+Rising category, and some new applications are dying. We have communicate with Microsoft Support about this situation and they said "We don't promise "New applications always enter New+Rising category" to developers. It is so embarrassing for small companies or freelance developers. You should support new applications, you should support us.

                          139 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Search Relevance in the Windows Store

                            My app "Hyper for YouTube" is among the highest rated apps in the store and definitely in the "Music & Video" category. It does not show up in "Top Free" (any-more) though.
                            I have contacted support and the response I got was:
                            "[...] there are a limited number of apps that can be displayed in the Top Free or Top Grossing categories so due to the number of new apps that are submitted. As a result it is not guaranteed that every new app will appear in these sections.

                            The Store uses a variety of factors such as app ratings,…

                            137 votes
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                              12 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 入金方法に関しての改善

                              ■入金を一括に済ませて欲しい

                              現状では収入がタイトルごとに振り込まれます。
                              更に日本での売上と、海外での売上が別々に入金されます。

                              振り込まれる回数分、銀行から海外送金の受け取り手数料を請求されます。
                              私が利用している銀行では一回につき1500円の手数料がかかります。
                              2作品を配信するだけで手数料が6000円もかかってしまいます。
                              手数料がもっとかかる銀行の場合、収入より高額になることもあります。

                              配信しているXbox360とWindowsPhoneの全ての作品を一括で振り込めるようにして欲しいです。

                              以下のコミュニティーフォーラムで既に要望がありますが、再び要望を出します。
                              http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/47156/282405.aspx

                              ■入金タイミングを指定できるようにして欲しい

                              現状では年に4回、一定以上の売上がある場合入金されます。

                              売上額が少額で銀行の海外送金の受け取り手数料を差し引くと割りに合わないので、年に1回だけの送金にしてほしいことがあります。

                              送金前に次回のロイヤルティー支払い期間に繰り越すか選択できるようにしてほしいです。

                              この2点が小規模な作品を多数配信することや、ちょっとしたアプリの配信に不利になっています。
                              マーケットプレイスとXBLIGでより多くの作品が配信されるようになるためにもこれらの改善を希望します。

                              136 votes
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                              • Better marketplace filtering

                                Allow filtering of marketplace results within categories beyond pay/free/top/new by adding filter by rating (ex: 4+), by price (ex: <$1.99), by number of downloads (ex: 10000+), or allow blacklisting of developers (or developer rankings) so spam apps and spam devs could be avoided.

                                135 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Bluetooth find devices in range

                                  It would be really a good idea if we could use the FindAllPeersAsync method( or something similar) to get a list of all discoverable devices within wireless range.

                                  134 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Deep zoom & pan / multiscale image

                                    I request that the MultiScaleImage library to be able to access isolated storage. There are many places where apps will not connect to a cell tower [e.g. in a general aviation (or commercial) aircraft where cell phones do not work well [it is illegal to use in any case] and also in isolated rural areas. Also, why pay data charges to view the same image over and over [aren’t music & photo libraries stored on phones?] And finally memory is very cheap. Some suggest that large images (even broken into tiles) are inappropriate for storage on a phone – that…

                                    133 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow CookieContainer to be Serialized/Deserialized

                                      Currently, serialization and deserialization of the CookieContainer doesn't work. The documentation says to use the CookieContainer if one needs to save off HttpOnly cookies. It seems that saving the CookieContainer isn't possible.

                                      "If the server sends HTTPOnly cookies, you should create a System.Net.CookieContainer on the request to hold the cookies, although you will not see or be able to access the cookies that are stored in the container."

                                      132 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow unsafe code

                                        Full unsafe code support would:
                                        1) Allow more code to be shared across platforms, and
                                        2) Increase the performance of applications that needed it.

                                        Here's a use case example:
                                        I'm the author of BEPUphysics, a real-time simulation library. I wish to support many platforms as best I can with as much common code as possible. Unfortunately, in the current situation, I can't have the best of both worlds. If my goal is optimal performance, I must maintain separate codebases for a bunch of low-level queries and data structures. On the other hand, if my goal is as much common code…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide an API that can change the Start Background from code.

                                          Currently apps generate the picture, saves it to local storage, then users need to set the picture as the Start Background manually. An API that does this might be beneficial for both users and custom photo developers.

                                          What do you guys think?

                                          125 votes
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