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WP7 developers report payment/analytics problems

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WP7 developers report payment/analytics problems
There's bad news for Windows Phone 7 developers and owners alike. According to multiple reports, Microsoft hasn't paid developers for their app sales. Also, broken analytics are preventing developers from tracking how many times their app has been downloaded.

So why do we care about developers getting paid, or tracking their app sales? Because if they don't get paid in a timely manner, and have no way to judge their progress, developers will opt to write for another operating system. That means customers will be left without new apps to enjoy, and the OS as a whole will flop.

Justin Yu, the developer behind GoVoice (a Google Voice client), wrote in his blog about a number of issues with Microsoft. He first complained that Microsoft has yet to pay developers for their app sales. Also, broken analytics might prevent him from adding push notifications to GoVoice. Because he has no idea how many have been downloaded, he can't know if adding push notification support would be worth the server expense.

Developer Justin James has expressed similar concerns. James said that Microsoft won't send their developers' first paychecks until February, 2011. This reluctance to pay developers could mean an early end to the Windows Phone 7 OS. If developers get wind that Microsoft is holding out on them, they may stop development. Without a decent Marketplace, the OS will quickly lose the attention of consumers.

source: TheBoyGeniusReport

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posted on 30 Nov 2010, 23:33

1. psn1819 (Posts: 41; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


I hope the developers get paid like not now....but..RIGHT NOW or Microsoft better have a massive compensation proposal for every person that has bought a WP7 device.Like a full money refund(like T-mobile and at&t should give immediate refunds for any device bought from launch til now... This is outrageous, here i am rooting for Microsoft to make this OS Super and they are pulling petty stuff like this. Microsoft ....stop being assholes and give developers their money....NOW!!

posted on 01 Dec 2010, 12:41

2. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


They budgeted a billion in marketing this OS. Willing to bet their legal budget is equally lined.

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