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  1. Access to account information

    Security for the user is reduced by each app having to store credentials to online services e.g. Facebook, other third party services.

    i would suggest a common credential store such as accounts where users would need to be prompted so the application could access the token, username or password.

    1 vote
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  2. Get a New TV Advertising company for UK

    I'm betting on WP7 growing in 2012 - U need to do a MUCH better 'Job' on the TV advertising - I saw the start of the TV advert and said to myself 'Please don't let this be the new WP7 ad ' and sure as heck it was. My friends know I'm developing for WP7 and the current stuff is embarrasing. Get that Brandon bloke back !

    7 votes
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  3. Addition of tags to app descriptions

    We need the ability for developers to add relevant tags to their app descriptions, we then need the ability to search for apps with those tags, tags should also be verified during app submission to ensure theyre relevant

    dont know about anyone else but im fed up of the marketplace being swamped with total rubbish, it would be nice to see apps that im interested in instead of a thousand apps that i have no interest in

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  4. New Project Templates showing proper usage of variables for Tombstoning/FAS

    Tombstoning and FAS paradigms are non-trivial to many new WP7 developers and error prone due to many developers not understanding it completely. Few MS blog entries ( http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ptorr/archive/2011/03/21/i-was-joking-about-the-penny-but-how-about-some-tombstoning-sample-code.aspx , http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ptorr/archive/2010/12/11/how-to-correctly-handle-application-deactivation-and-reactivation.aspx ) and MSDN documentation help to explain how to write applications that work well in case of Tombstoning too. FAS reduces the changes of applications Tombstoning but it still needs to be handled.

    It will be helpful for many developers if a few sample new project templates which show when and where variables can be created, instantiated so that better app experiences can be given to users.

    2 votes
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  5. Adding a filter (e.g. a letter) in the ListBox

    Filter in the ListBox is very important. It's impossible to select a value when the list contains a lot of items!

    1 vote
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  6. remove useless app or the app uses fake icon (e.g. all app made by Edutainment 4u)

    remove useless app or the app uses fake icon (e.g. all app made by Edutainment 4u)Those are rubbish!!!

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  7. Device Information security & user id

    I noticed some programs are using the hardware device id for giving comfort to the user - even after reset. This is a privacy fault since I cannot delete all internet stored data connected to this id. So I won't sell my phone.
    For this I would like an user id (anonymous) so my data "move" to my other phones and delete from phones without logged in live account. There should be a random id instead after every reset.

    1 vote
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  8. バッテリー残量を取得するAPIの実装

    現在バッテリーの接続情報はある者の残量が取得できません。
    残量を取得するAPIの実相をお願いします

    4 votes
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  9. Microphone class IsHeadset property should return correct information

    Microphone.IsHeadset property now always return true even without headset connected. It seems like not a good behaviour. This property should return correct information about connected headset.

    6 votes
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  10. Marketplaceの日本語フォントを改善して欲しい

    PCのWebブラウザで見た際の、Marketplaceの日本語フォントを改善して欲しいです。

    現在、PCのブラウザからアクセスすると、ja-jpのアドレスで接続に行っても、本文などの文字に適用されているフォントスタイルが日本語の文章を表現するにはあまり適切ではないものとなっています。
    文字の高さやベースラインが揃っておらず、とても見辛く、汚く見えます。

    メイリオやせめてMSゴシック等のフォントを指定し、見やすく美しいページに改善して欲しいです。

    2 votes
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  11. ホーム画面のタイルに複数のショートカットをグループで登録したい

    ホーム画面にアプリのショートカットを置くときに、グループとして複数のショートカットを1つのタイルに登録できるようにしてほしいです。
    例えば、アプリ一覧の頭文字検索のように、グループ化したタイルをタップすると登録されているショートカットが前面に現れるようなものがあればホームをもっと有効に活用できると思います。

    4 votes
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  12. Emulator IsolatedStorage and State explorer

    The emulator should include a treeview control to display a live view of:

    Page States
    App State
    IsolatedStorageSettings
    IsolatedStorageFile(s)

    The ideal would include some kind of object drill down in the style of Mole for WPF, but even ToStrings would work. This combined with file drag drop from Windows Explorer would make app life cycle debugging a lot simpler.

    11 votes
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  13. Ability for applications to handle Content-Type from IE

    Today, when users click a link in IE, most of the times you would get a message that this content type is not supported on phone. Altough there are app like office, acrobet reader and many 3rd party apps which handles the particular content-type.
    We need to have a way by which applications can register the type of content they handle so that when user is downloading a content using IE, they can choose installed application to open with.
    Today application are achieving this by embedding browser control which is not a good expereince for end user.

    6 votes
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  14. Enable application debugging in screen locked mode.

    Since the "Screen times out after" option has the maximum time for only 5 minute and as a consumer perspective it's okay, but for a developer this feature is very annoying when we debug our apps on the device and the Visual Studio shows the message like:

    "The application could not be launched for debugging. Ensure that the target device screen is unlocked and that the application is installed."

    Like other platforms are having the option for "USB Debugging". The same could be implemented in the Windows Phone so that developer can use it hassle free.

    A general use case…

    2 votes
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  15. APPHUB で自分のアプリの評価一覧が欲しい

    APPHUB で自分のアプリの評価を見ることはできますが、地域を選ばないと何件評価がついているかもわかりません。
    なので、アプリ、地域ごとに見ていかないと評価を確認できません。
    せめて、どの国に評価がついているか、件数だけでもわかるようにしてほしいです。

    5 votes
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  16. Fix the funtionality when using a list of checkboxes within a ListBox or MultiselectBox. http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/t/96726.aspx

    The ListBox and MultiSelectList destroys and creates controls while scrolling up and down.

    However, when using a long list of Checkboxes within one of those lists, it randomly checks different checkboxes while scrolling.

    INFO URLS:
    http://www.codeproject.com/Questions/299409/WP7-Checkbox-List-within-ListBox-check-problems

    http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/t/96726.aspx

    1 vote
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  17. Push vCards/Contact info to other WP7 users.

    The ability to give a contact to another WP7 user is of value, especially between me and my wife. I pick up a contact we both know, I'd like to be able to push it to her phone.

    2 votes
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  18. 縦書き対応

    Windows Phone版に限らずSilverlight全般ですが、そろそろ縦書きの正式対応を検討していただけないでしょうか?
    特にWindows Phoneではコンシューマー向けに電子書籍・電子新聞などのニーズも出てきていると思います。

    まずは表示でTextFlowと縦書きフォント、ベースライン調整だけでも実装していただけると用途や表現の可能性がぐっと広がると思います。
    別項でも指摘しているように、システムで縦書き表示のUIを随所に採用しているのですから、アプリケーションにも機会が与えられてもよいのではないでしょうか?

    また、EPUB、CSS3が縦書き・禁則処理・傍点・ルビ・縦中横などへの対応を強化している昨今、IE9 mobileの縦書き対応も合わせてご検討いただきたいと思います。

    5 votes
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  19. WLAN/GRPS configuration.

    Add API for access point configuration, so server could send needed data via push notification and application would create new corporate WLAN access point.

    3 votes
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  20. エミュレーターですべてのPhone機能(着信、電子コンパス等)をエミュレートしてほしい。

    たとえば、アプリの起動中に「着信」があった時の振る舞いを
    テストするためのエミュレート機能などがあるとうれしいです。

    すべてのテストをエミュレーターで行えたら最高です。

    3 votes
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