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Matt has been paid to develop software for the past 12 years. He specializes in mobile and web development and has recently been doing a lot with Windows Phone 7. He runs DevEvening (http://devevening.co.uk/) a .net focused user group in Surrey and the Windows Phone User Group (http://wpug.net/) in London. He blogs at http://blog.mrlacey.co.uk/ and tweets at @mrlacey & @wpug. Matt is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 95 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Windows Phone Development Tips and Tricks Helping You Make Apps.

05.22.2012
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Your app sucks and now I know what to do about it

The Windows Phone marketplace is a semi curated environment. This is both a good and a bad thing. It makes the app submission process fairly reliable and keeps the very buggy and inappropriate apps out. It does, however, require a human element in the certification process that can be subject to inconsistency and error.   Sometimes apps pass certification which shouldn't have. This is separate from any quality judgement, I'm referring here to apps breaking the marketplace rules and certification requirements Fortunately, there is a place to report such occurrence: Reporting a Concern about an App in the Marketplace    If you're interested in and concerned about the general quality of what's in the marketplace - presumably because you want to see high quality, predictable apps which bring value to the overall ecosystem then I'd like to encourage you to report any such apps that break the certification rules too.    !!! This is not a place for reporting "bad" apps, just ones that break certification rules !!!    This isn't a substitute for also reporting such issues to the creators/publishers of such apps and engaging with them also. So that they can address the issues and learn what they shouldn't be doing.
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