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  1. API to read Phone Call History

    Currently there are API to read the Phone Book, but no API to read the Call History. This should be enabled to write powerful Phone Call apps with more features

    122 votes
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      3 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Faster certification process for publishing and updating apps and games

      It would be great if the time it takes for an app or game to be certified was shorter. A full 2 weeks before an app or game is published to the Marketplace is far too long. It would be more bearable if theupdates had a shorter turnaround time, but they don't. Want to push an update? That's another 2 weeks.

      Also some moderation of the marketplace would be great to get rid of all the clutter or misleading apps.

      122 votes
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        2 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…

        121 votes
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          5 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  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.

          119 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • If an application cannot be published in a specific region lock only in that region.

            If an application cannot be published in a specific region lock only in that region. Post inmendiatamente at other or at least let to choose whether want to.

            117 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              117 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.

                117 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Convert an individual account into a company one

                  I started as a sole developer, and now there's a group of us, and we are registered as a business with IRS. I would like to be able to convert my individual account in the Marketplace into a company one without losing my publisher name, my brand, my app portfolio and my user base. It is a common scenario in the "real" world, so why should it be impossible in the Marketplace?

                  117 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8

                    Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8. On my lumia 520 (WP8) i get jumping values of altitude, even outdor with a strong and good GPS-signal. The altitude jumps from 27m to 200m up and down, 200m is the right value. The values from GPS-accuracy are top. This occurs In both classes on WP8. I always use the DisiredAccuray = high! I have read, that another user have the same problem with WP8-Phone, like HTC. All GPS-App in the store have the same problem with the jumping altitude.
                    But i found a solution. If you take…

                    116 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Detect VPN status

                      When a VPN is configured on a Windows Phone 8.1 device, non obvious badness will occur.

                      Even if it is not currently active it will intercept local network traffic and prevent some apps which are supposed to operate against a home network from working (UPnP, network shares, home media sharing, etc).

                      There is no way with the current SDK for a developer to detect this.

                      This leaves developers with only unappealing options:

                      1. Suffer with negative ratings because of broken functionality with apps that worked under 8.0 or without a VPN.
                      2. Prompt all users with a warning that they…

                      116 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • PhoneのOS側でユーザーが認証済みの認証情報が使える、Live SDK相当のAPI。

                        現状、SkyDriveへのアクセスなどLice SDK (API)を使う場合、ユーザーに認証情報をOSとは別途入力してもらわないといけない。
                        また、OAuth認証をする場合、そのための画面遷移を用意するのも大変です。
                        (Live SDK Developer Previewなどありますが)
                        SkyDriveへのアクセスやその他のLive APIについて、ユーザーが追加で認証情報を入力することはせず、利用できるSDKがあるといいのではないでしょうか。
                        アプリに対してOSが使っている認証情報を使ってもいいかの確認画面が出て、ユーザーが同意すれば、アプリに認証情報を渡すことなく利用できる形態であれば、アプリ側が認証情報を持つ必要もなくなります。

                        110 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  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!!

                          109 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Force a user to leave a comment in the review if it's 2* or less

                            Many users leave bad reviews without leaving notes.
                            How can the developer know what needs to be improved in the app, if it's not mentionned.

                            106 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Access video-music library

                              Ensure access to video/music as for photos.
                              We cannot create applications for video editing or video sharing via messages or social networks.

                              105 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Emulating Camera

                                It would be extremely helpful if the emulator could use webcams as camera emulation. Otherwise AR scenarios are hard to develop without a range of devices. It has become even more needed with the addition of WXGA and the different scalings in WP8.

                                103 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support To New Applications

                                  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.

                                  99 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Dev Portal + Publication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • NFC / FeliCa 対応

                                    説明不要と思いますが、ユーザーの実利やライバルモバイルOSとの競争を考えれば不可欠と思います。

                                    また、端末メーカーの独自実装ではなく、公式APIとしてアプリ開発者が柔軟に使用できる環境により、今ある利用方法を超えた新しい応用例を生み出してくれると思います。

                                    97 votes
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                                    • Xbox Live Gamertag API Acess

                                      It would be really cool if developers could get api access to Xbox Live Gamertags, that way they don't have to make users create a new account just to play multiplayer games. It would also help a lot for leaderboards too.

                                      96 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  XNA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • BackgroundAgent実行間隔の短縮

                                        現状の最低30分間隔という実行間隔は位置情報アプリを作成するには長すぎます。
                                        個人情報の問題などもあるのはわかりますが、現在の仕様では特に地下鉄やオフィスビルなどを多く利用する都市部では使い物になりません。
                                        せめて10分間隔、できれば任意の間隔を指定できると嬉しいです。

                                        94 votes
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                                        • Provide developers and API to access default system sounds (such as those found in Settings - ringtones+sounds)

                                          It would be really helpful if, for example, a developer makes an app that takes advantage of the schedule alarm API, and would like to enable the user to select a custom ringtone for that alarm. This API proposal would enable the user to select from many ringtones already available on the phone, and save developers the trouble of having to implement their own custom ringtones.

                                          93 votes
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                                            4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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