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Possibility to delete an app completely from Dashboard

Please add the possibility to delete an app completely from your Dashboard on Dev Center.
Right now it's only possible to hide an submitted app from store. It's so sad that developers have to stay with all of their apps which are completely useless and already hided from store for a long time.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        But it wants to remove an app from the store? On the Apple store and Google Play it is very simple. I love Microsoft, but often, sulel trivial things, is slow ... too ... please implemented this possibility. My Dashboard is a mess.

      • RichardRichard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If people can have their personal details removed from search engines under The Right To Be Forgotten, why does this not cover their code and apps? There are some good reasons to delete an app - the cloud service an app relies on may no longer be available, copyright infringement notices may request total deletion, and branding and functionality leaps.

      • Muhamed G.Muhamed G. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, highly needed.. the support saying that we can't remove any app has been published to the store before.. so we have a huge list of 'dead' apps make our dashboard messy!!

      • David BottiauDavid Bottiau commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Tommaso Scalici I totally agree with you. In my case, I have something like 80% of 'hidden'/'unused' app on the devcenter.
        It's really frustrating to see apps that I don't care anymore.
        I need to be focused on my current apps !

      • Tommaso ScaliciTommaso Scalici commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There are a lot of feedbacks asking to allow developers to delete/remove apps and IAPs from their Dev Center.
        These feedbacks were all refused, and I can imagine the motivation behind this, so I try to formulate better what's really the point is on this:

        If a developer has many unpublished apps or IAPs their dashboard start to become a mess and the developer have to see to a lot of not (more) relevant data regarding to app that there aren't no longer maintained or simply products which the developer is not focused right now.

        So I think you should add some "hide" some option to not only unpublish app but eventually "logically remove" their entries from the dashboard (main app list, graphs, etc.)

        You can eventually add a page where all the apps/IAPs hidden are listed and there the developer can eventually bring back them to the dashboard in case he changes his mind.

        Do you think it can work this way?

      • Tommaso ScaliciTommaso Scalici commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh yes, we can't delete them and they will clutter the dashboard forever...
        If I have, let's say, 60% of apps and IAPs unpublished e and 40% published...
        Why in the world I must look at unpublished apps/IAPs?
        If I unpublish them it's because I don't want to monitor them anymore or at least until I will publish them again, if I'd never do.
        At least you should add some "hide" status or add more filter to not clutter dashboard and stats with "noise data" :) Don't you agree?

      • Cristiano GuerraCristiano Guerra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bruno Lemos,
        I have a question,
        I've changed the display name, title, and everywhere the name was shown.
        However the name is not able again.
        How you did it?

      • AjithAjith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've two apps with same name, one is in phone and the other one is in desktop. Now, I created a universal app. Tab version have a small number of users, I need to upload new universal package to the phone version app.

        But the problem is the App name automatically reserved to the Tab version, and the package name also. I'm not able to associate the application with the phone build in the store(because the app name is not reserved to this, there is no package name or package id for this in the store)

        How can I resolve this issue without changing the name of the Phone Build.

        Note: the dev center not showing delete option for this particular name.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        First, let me start out by saying the dev center portal is horrible. It's incredibly slow, buttons/links are poorly laid out and it takes a million clicks to do anything. Now, having said that, why can't I delete an app from my account? I don't want to unpublish it, I want to delete it. I understand what that means. I understand that if I change my mind, I'm SOL. But I'm an adult, so let me delete the app that I created.

        And if you're not going to let me delete the app, then make it SUPER EASY to unpublish an app. For crying out loud, I don't think anyone knows how to do it - and it's always changing. Apple and Google make it super easy, why can't you?

      • Mark AllanMark Allan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've had 3 different people ask me about this in the past two weeks, it's not an uncommon request. Even if the app still has to exist in the store, please at least allow us to remove it from our dashboards.

      • Pier Giorgio MisleyPier Giorgio Misley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In the new store is not possible to delete an existing app from the store(or if exist, it is really well hidden).
        In addiction if you try delete an app name, you can also confirm your operation but the name doesn't get deleted and stay reserved for the app..

      • TaniaTania commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The old developer dashboard allowed me to remove apps that I no longer want to be published. I can't do this in the new developer center for apps that have passed certification and are published in the store

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