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Do windows phone store apps still go through a certification process?

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  • Because I've seen so many bad apps in the store lately, it is almost cringe-worthy. Some of them won't even allow you to exist the app when pressing the back button, just keep you prisoner in their main screen until you kill it off with task manager.

    Others have obvious crashes when pinned to start screen and try to open them from the live tile.My own app updates get published in a matter of hours, sometimes even minutes.

    Why is this? where is the dreaded certification process?


    • Edited by mcosmin Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:03 AM
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:00 PM

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  • The certification process has been changed around the time of this years Mobile World Congress. The automated steps of the certification are being processed before an App goes live on the Store but the manual checks are being deferred. Going by what I read so far this means that an App can go live but be pulled a few days later - as soon as actual testing by a human tester brought up issues.

    I guess you meant that your own updates get "published" not "punished"?

    I have not found an official statement on how this is working now though.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:54 AM
  • Yes, i meant published. It is this keyboard that messes me up.

    I still don't think there is a human factor involved. The apps in question are still available for download...in much the same broken way,.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:03 AM