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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
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
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
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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