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Windows Phone 8 application submissions up 40%, staffed for the holidays

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Windows Phone 8 application submissions up 40%, staffed for the holidays
The Windows Phone Store will be open to certify applications submissions through the holiday period, closed only for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Microsoft says that Windows Phone has been experiencing a sustained 40% increase in application submissions and that it will maintain full staffing through the rest of the year to meet demand. In addition, Microsoft has committed to a 5 business day turn-around for applications to get certified.

That means if you are a developer and hope to have your app certified and available by Christmas, you will want to submit your app no later than December 17th.  Apps you want available by New Year’s Day, submit no later than December 21st.

That is good news for developers and users alike. We know the developers have some great applications to design, and we are pretty certain there is a new and growing base of customers to download and use those apps.

source: Windows Phone Developer Blog

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posted on 13 Dec 2012, 03:23 2

1. phil2n (Posts: 476; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


hope they will Make DOTA for WP

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 03:30 4

2. snowgator (Posts: 3308; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Another nice sign for the long term life of WP. Looking excitedly to see how this translates into sustained growth for WP.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 13:39

3. salmanshah (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


WP will eventually take a good position in the market share. That's sure by observing their progress and support.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 04:16

4. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1162; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


iFolks The Windows 8 OS is based upon the "NT OS" kernel. many developers used to write programs for the Old Windows NT OS that was on Desktop and Laptops computers.
This OS is stable a network OS which is more powerful than XP. Developers can do more
things working with Windows 8 than the OS that is on Windows 7 series smart phones.
Developers will write more and better apps for windows 8 than they ever dared to with windows 7 series smart phones but dig this Windows 7.8 smart phones will be on the market as the OS for cheap Windows smart phones. Developers can write Apps for them giving the Windows 7 series smart phones that cannot be upgraded to Windows 8 more new apps but they will not be able to run A Windows phone 8 app because it's for a different OS

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