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Ability to respond to Windows Phone customer reviews being rolled out to more developers

Microsoft is rolling out the ability for developers to respond directly to reviews in the Windows Phone Store. Replying to reviews is a feature that we reported on before the Windows Phone 8.1 announcement and was later confirmed by Microsoft. Select developers have had the ability since April...
Service Alert - Windows Phone Store unavailable in some regions

Service Alert - Windows Phone Store unavailable in some regions

Today is a big day for the Windows Phone team at Microsoft, but a partial outage of the Windows Phone Store is raining down on the parade for some. If you are able to access store, than you are in excellent position, as some users are receiving the generic “unable to reach store” notice - error...
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Nokia Windows Phone apps are now published under 'Microsoft Mobile Oy'

It had to happen sooner or later. Nokia apps on Windows Phone Store, including Nokia MixRadio, Nokia Camera, and others are now published by Microsoft Mobile Oy. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Microsoft Mobile Oy is the wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp formed after the acquisition of...

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Here is how to report dangerous or malicious apps to the Windows Phone Store

Here is how to report dangerous or malicious apps to the Windows Phone Store

Microsoft, like most companies who run an app store, on occasion has problems with fake or malicious apps. You know, the ones that purport to be official, but charge you money upfront without a trial, something even more egregious for already free services. I have seen a lot of teeth gnashing...
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Windows Phone devs, responding to reviews boosts your ratings

A month ago Microsoft gave Windows Phone developers the ability to respond to Store reviews. This was a new feature welcomed by the developer community as it gave them a way to address misinformed reviews or customer complaints. Now a month later, Microsoft has shared some details on the success...
Microsoft takes the consumer side in new policy changes to address misleading apps

Microsoft takes the consumer side in new policy changes to banish misleading apps

Microsoft had recently undergone quite a bit of criticism recently for the inflated number of apps in the Windows Store, a few of which were confusing and misleading. Well, it seems that Microsoft has heard the moans of consumers and developers alike and the Windows-maker is addressing those...
Windows Phone 8.1 Store

Ability to respond to Windows Phone customer reviews being rolled out to more developers

Microsoft is rolling out the ability for developers to respond directly to reviews in the Windows Phone Store. Replying to reviews is a feature that we reported on before the Windows Phone 8.1 announcement and was later confirmed by Microsoft. Select developers have had the ability since April...
Windows Phone 8.1 Store

There are now over 300,000 apps in the Windows Phone Store

Microsoft has just updated its "by the numbers" page to represent that the Windows Phone Store has surpassed the 300,000 app milestone. That's a hefty number, and even more exciting considering that Microsoft reported it had 200,000 apps on offer back in December of 2013 — at this rate of growth...
Check out the new Live Tile for the Windows Phone Store

Check out the new Live Tile for the Windows Phone Store

Windows Phone 8.1 Update has numerous new features in it, with many being under the hood changes for phone manufacturers. One of the more interesting changes though is long outstanding: a Live Tile for the Windows Phone Store. System apps typically do not have flipping Live Tiles, which is maybe...
Windows Phone Store vs iPhone App Store

iOS App Store vs Windows Phone Store in 2014 – How do they compare?

Time to check in on how the Windows Phone Store is doing against competitors. While the app marketplaces for Android and iOS are larger than Windows Phone, the gap between high-quality apps gets smaller and smaller each week. Today we're going to check out the top 25 free apps in the iOS App...
Microsoft Mobile

Nokia Windows Phone apps are now published under 'Microsoft Mobile Oy'

It had to happen sooner or later. Nokia apps on Windows Phone Store, including Nokia MixRadio, Nokia Camera, and others are now published by Microsoft Mobile Oy. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Microsoft Mobile Oy is the wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp formed after the acquisition of...
The journey of the Windows Phone platform and state of the ecosystem

The journey of the Windows Phone platform and state of the ecosystem

Vserv.mobi, the global mobile advertising exchange, has shared an interesting infographic that puts together the milestones and elements of the journey of Windows Phone platform across the globe. The company has been helping Windows Phone developers monetize across emerging markets and the number...
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Microsoft launches official #wpdev Windows Phone 8 app for developers

The best thing about being a developer in the Microsoft technology ecosystem is the terrific support that the company offers to the developers. From dedicated forums and learning resources to public events, the community feeds off this support and grows further. Microsoft has just launched an...

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