Sunday, July 01, 2012 7:32 AM
is there any way i can get a store token without attending one of the dev camps or app excellence labs?
i cant find any more camps scheduled for the uk and the ones that were here a couple of months ago were too far away and on a work day so i was unable to attend and now im at a complete loss as to what i can do. i have read on loads of blogs in order to get a token you need to email one of the labs evangelists but they will still email you back with instructions on where to attend one of these labs to get the app checked out before you get a token and i cant because there are none near me. is there anyone i can contact that could check my app online instead of attending a lab?
one of my projects with the exception of a few graphics and logos that need touching up is 100% complete and ready to go into the store and the only thing missing is the ability to register with the store which you need a token in order to register and in order to get a token you need to attend a lab but i cant attend a lab because there are none so im in a kind of catch-22 situation hehe
is there anyone that can help me or anyone i can contact or anything else i can do to get a token that doesnt require attending a lab?
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 1:42 PM
Currently to get a token you would need to attend one of the dev camps or the app excellence labs. By doing so, you will be provided with a token as well as a Microsoft Contact or DPE who can assist you with developing for the Windows Store.
- Marked As Answer by Amy Gx Tuesday, July 03, 2012 3:06 PM
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 3:06 PM
no camps or labs are available near me so i guess i will need to wait until the store opens up which i hope doesnt take too long because its frustrating having finished apps and not being able to share them.
thanks for the answer mark_1h x
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 1:04 AM
Do you have finished apps that you think will pass certification?
Are you an MSDN subscriber? They can now get tokens to the store through their account.
http://www.windowsuserexperiencetraining.com has the dev camp content in video form. 9 hours on this site.
If you are still unable to get into the store and have something good and complete send me a message I might be able to assist.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:53 AMHi, adding myself to this thread. I also have a finished app, but no store token :( Is there any way to get one so I can submit my app?
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 9:42 AM
The tokens you get as MSDN subscriber don't work for individual registrations, according to another thread in this forum.
As far as that website goes, how does that give you a registration token?
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:48 PM
That is what I hear as well, that you need to register as a company with the MSDN subscription.
The website is equivilant (actually has more) to the information you would get at a dev camp. It does nothing to get you into the store. I don't know if they are still doing the App Excellence Lab reviews or not, but I know they had started doing virtual ones as well so you don't need to be physically near one.
Friday, August 24, 2012 4:56 AM
Can't afford an MSDN subscription and we tried a virtual excellence lab but it never happened because the person who confirmed our appointment marked it down as in person so while we were sat at the computer waiting to start our virtual lab the people at the lab were waiting for us to turn up in person and so it was a complete failure and despite sending emails trying to make another appointment we have had no response in the past 2 weeks.
I don't understand Microsoft's reasoning for requiring a store token in order to submit to the store when we are so close to launch and like someone said in another thread they should be opening up the store for all submissions to boost their inventory which even now is still extremely low with only 400-500 app's in it.
Friday, August 24, 2012 8:19 AMMicrosoft's reasoning in the past was to ensure the store's filled with quality apps on launch. Considering that there's at least one flashlight app on the store now, I consider this idea ridiculous. The quality gate should be in the certification process, not making people jump through hoops. I have an IT-unrelated day job, I can't ferry my butt all over the country to a dev camp for a token. And there aren't any virtual ones on the dev camp site.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 9:00 PMI have the same problem, I don't have any dev camp near me so I'm not sure what to do. It's frustrating because my game is now complete, tested, and passes the certification kit test as well so it's ready to submit. Assuming it's impossible for developers to be allowed to submit to the app store, is there any eta on when we will be allowed to do so? If it's just 2 or 3 weeks away then I can wait, but if it will be months before we're allowed to submit apps then it would be nice to know, then I could take the time to port my game to iOS instead of just waiting around hoping. Just want to make the best use of my time, so if it's known when the app store will be open to developers then please do share the date!
Saturday, August 25, 2012 10:15 PM
I feel exactly the same way I'm just stuck in limbo with 1 app and 2 games that have been completed and meet all the requirements and passed the test kit but unable to do anything with them and it's lowered my mood because I feel there is no point moving on with new app's until I can do something with the ones I already have. I read a few posts in other threads where the poster hinted that the store will open at the end of this month to individual developers but I don't know if that includes all developers or just people with subscriptions to various services.
It would be nice if they updated the store blog as well because nothing has been posted in over 3 weeks.