Reserving App Names - My name has been taken, but my app is older... RRS feed

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  • I have had an app in the Windows Phone Store for quite some time -- "7 Minute Workout". Now, when I go to update my long-available app for 8.1, I have to reserve a new name. A "7 Minute Workout" was recently submitted to Windows 8 Store, and now I am screwed out of the name that I have been using for much longer. How is it fair that someone could snatch up popular Windows Phone App names and leave the original developers scrambling to find a new name.

    Is there a way to get my app name back?

    I would like to point out that my app has 120k+ downloads and an average rating of 4.6 with more than 450 reviews. The clone/copycat for Windows 8 has a lower rating with fewer reviews.

    Update: Also--every odd variant of my app name is now taken too. Fantastic. I have a highly rated app, and now I am gamed by name squatters and copy cats.
    Sunday, April 27, 2014 8:24 AM

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