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  1. add missing css touch features to mobile ie10

    Some especially for mobile useful CSS features like ms-scroll-chaining, snap-points and several others are missing from the phone version of ie10, which cripples the touch experience and requires additional and less smooth js libraries. It's especially frustrating while developing native html based apps.

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    • Create hardware ratings

      I suggest to create hardware ratings, like ones in Winows 7 (WEI), for the smartphone in order to help both users and developers to match hardware with apps or games.
      I think that this ratings will even enable developers to create different versions of the same app pointing to specific hardware.

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      • interactive tiles

        I hope I can pause or play music on live tiles。

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          0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • マーケットプレースの購入ボタンをタップ後「本当にアプリを購入しますか?」等の確認が必要

          アプリを購入されたユーザ様より、「購入する気はなかったが、ミスで購入ボタンに触れたら購入に至った。確認なしに購入させるのは、アプリ製作者として非道徳的」とのお叱りを受けました。

          私自身も、開発中に間違って購入ボタンをタップしたら、すぐに購入になってしまった記憶がございます。(幸い、使えるアプリだったので良かったですが)

          詳細やレビューを縦スクロールしている過程で、購入ボタンにミスタッチする可能性は非常に高いですから、なんらかの対策を施していただけますよう、お願い申し上げます。

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          • DeviceNetworkInformation.IsWiFiEnabled always returns false

            After GDR2 update on my Lumia 820 and 520 devices checking DeviceNetworkInformation.IsWiFiEnabled within application returns false independently of actual WiFi availability.

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            • bluetooth support for windows phone 8 emulator

              i wish the wp8 emulator could use laptop or pc bluetooth capability to interact with real device bluetooth

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              • Integrate one note to dialer and other native apps and Expose api of OneNote so that 3rd party apps can push info

                I love one note because of its fast cross platform sync, i feel when i am on a call and want to take notes, adding a button in the dialer (Loudspeaker, mute, hold, add call.. ) to open OneNote will help me open it easily. When it is opened from a call, then OneNote can get information on the call details (Person who is on call, time etc) which would enable easier understanding. Similarly this idea could be thought through for integration of One Note with other Native applications like Camera, Messaging etc

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                • Windows 8.1 Store should force people to write a review who leave a 1 star rating on a app.

                  Microsoft should force users to write a review if they leave a 1 star rating on a app. This will not only help developers in their journey to better serve customers but also give them the knowledge what is wrong with the app or what they should consider in their update based on the review. I think this will also eliminate competitors trying to force new comers out of the market as they will have to explain what is wrong with the app or why they left the review instead of just smacking a one star rating on the app…

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remove silverlight from the WP dev center website

                      Silverlight doesn't work properly in IE 11, so I cannot upload xap files using IE 11. I have to switch to google Chrome to publish Windows Phone Apps. I get the following message: You don't have a supported version of silverlight installed. To get the latest version....

                      If I try to update silverlight I recieve the message: The same version is already installed. Silverlight is enabled, etc

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                      • natural language input from Cortana to App Launch

                        Currently, if Cortana launches an app, the app knows that Cortana launched it, and if the launch was via speech or text. Great stuff.
                        Now, since Cortana does this already, please pass us the parsed NLP string, with identified pronouns, with grammatical breakdown. This must already be done anyway, so just give it us so that we can gain the advantage of its use without having to create the same in our apps.
                        Pronoun identification alone would give us so much context, but grammatical breakdown would also assist. This would put Windows so far above the competition it isn't funny,…

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                          0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          • Remove the limit of 3 app's

                            Hi,
                            I am a developer aplications, and even have done some projects for the university.
                            I'm developing more than 10 applications, however, has encountered an obstacle. I can not develop, because I can not transfer more than three applications for AppHub. How can I remove this limit so I could develop / end applications?
                            thanks.

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                              • Enable Emulator usage/Launch without Visual Studio

                                This could allow for quite a few scenarios - someone is currently locked in with a carrier that doesn't have WP7 phones available. They could actually purchase apps on the Marketplace and use them.

                                Enable a "code-once" and runs on Windows or Phone.

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                                • Access call register or phone book while an ongoing call.

                                  When we are on call and @the same time I want to look up for a number from phone book, I can't do it right now. I'll have ro out the other caller on hold to get a number. Adding this feature will help alot.

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                                  • Error c101a006 when purchasing in-app product

                                    My app has a in-app product, I set its category to Saas and it has English localization. User can purchase it with no problem.
                                    Then I add 2 more localized languages.
                                    All users cannot purchase it, the error c101a006 occurs again and again.
                                    Then I change the category of that product to 'Software download', the error c101a006 disappeared.

                                    This is not a individual cases, I found some developers complain it before: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ad1fcdfc-a964-41d7-a475-8ad6adf70fdf/c101a006-error-in-inapppurchase-for-items-with-full-store-info?forum=wpdevelop

                                    The category field of the in-app product is totally useless for both users and developers, I don't know why a useless/descriptive field will cause payment cannot complete.

                                    I…

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                                    • Allow third party SMS apps ala Android

                                      Allow third party SMS apps ala Android. Apps such as Go SMS and Hand have over 10 million downloads in the Android Market. Please consider extending the public SMS APIs to make 3rd party SMS apps possible. It also unleashes many other possibilities that need not be mentioned. Thank you.

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                                        • Barcode Search app is not searchable by the exact unique app title from a phone device

                                          Barcode Search app is not searchable by the exact unique app title from a phone device

                                          if i open wp store and type Barcode Search the app doesn't show up in serp with 50 apps

                                          the issue started on 12/11/2014 or earlier
                                          os 8.1
                                          1) "barcode search" is the unique app title in wp store
                                          2) "barcode search" is the exact phrase in one of 5 app keywords
                                          3) exact "barcode search" phrase appears twice in app description

                                          i'm sorry, but if app is not discoverable even if user searches for the exact app title it's a deal breaker for…

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