What will customers experience if I upgrade my app from 7.1 to 8.0? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I currently have an app in the marketplace that is targeted at 7.1.  I have recently brought that app over to Visual Studio 2012 and changed the targeting (in application settings) to 8.0.  I have been testing the app and, after a couple of tweaks, it appears to be working correctly.  Now I want to publish my app.  However, I don't know what that is going to do to the people who have already purchased my 7.1 app.  I don't want them to be forced to buy my app again when they buy a Windows 8 phone.  I also don't want to leave the Windows Phone 7 (7.5 and 7.8) people high and dry either (in case they need to reinstall the app).  What about people who are buying 7.8 phones, will they be able to install the app?

    I'm not sure how I should handle this.  Can anyone explain what will result in me updating the app to 8.0 as far as what the customers experience?




    Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:44 PM

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  • See http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wpdevelop/thread/bedfa963-59e1-43de-9314-1e067bb6820b

    no where man

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:52 PM
  • I went there but your last post was left unanswered.  Have you submitted your WP8 app by "Adding new".  What were the results?


    Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:18 PM
  • I moved this to the submitting apps forum for a better response.

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    Wednesday, December 19, 2012 3:15 PM
  • Well, I have to say that it didn't work as expected :-(

    First, my mobile didn't detect that wallet application (wp7 application on wp8 phone) has an update, while in windowsphone.com page I can see it (http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/wallet/2baef926-3e80-4f27-a52a-9e8c0180bce4). 

    In Store application I cannot see wp8 version, it's still showing wp7 version.

    Then I went to windowsphone.com, and in "purchase history" list I see that I've already have wallet application (which if I click seems to be new version), but when I click reinstall a new wallet application appears on my mobile! Now I have two wallet application wp7 and wp8 version!


    no where man

    Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:40 PM
  • rectification...

    after a month I received and application update to wp8 version.

    then it works as expected!

    no where man

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 8:37 AM