Category Archives: marketplace

Statuses during a marketplace submission.

what are the status my app goes through during certification? Oren Nachman has documented these, check out this great post!

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Trial apps with timeouts

I want my trial application to be full featured but expire after <x>days. Is this doable with trial API? Not by default. A user can install and uninstall an application many times, and each time the local data gets cleared … Continue reading

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Link to my app in Marketplace

While on trial, I want to link to my app details. I notice MarketplaceDetailTask requires a ContentId for my app. How can I get the Id before I submit my app? If you want to link to your app, you … Continue reading

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Application Reviews

How do application reviews work (on a per user basis)? You can submit one review per app version. You can however edit that review. So if you decide to change the review it would replace your old one. If there … Continue reading

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Editing marketplace descriptions

Is it possible to edit the application description and category information without submitting an application update? Not looking at this time. Considering it as a future feature (but not committed yet).

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marketplace trials and paid apps

My marketplace report shows 20 trial downloads and 10 paid apps. How should I interpret these? Trial and paid downloads are reported separately. If someone converted from trial to paid, that would count as both a trial and a paid.

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Can I turn a paid app onto a free app?

I can’t find a way in marketplace to change my app from paid to free.  Can it be done? Today, you can not change an application from paid to free. You will have to resubmit as a new application. Can … Continue reading

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Is there an API to programmatically check for updates?

Is there a way to programmatically check if an update is available (to encourage the user to get it)? No. You can implement it in your application using custom logic (e.g. a web service call).

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Requirement 5.6-Technical Support Information&rdquo

What is required to meet the “technical support information requirement” in the certification process? An application must include the application name, version information, and technical support contact information that are easily discoverable. What does the contact information need to include? … Continue reading

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Detecting installed app vs. developer app

I have a marketplace version and a developer version on my phone. How can I tell which is which? Tap and hold the icon in the apps list – if you see an option to “rate and review”, that one … Continue reading

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