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Microsoft updates Dev Center with many fixes, adds translation feature

WP Central

The Microsoft Dev Center has been a thorny issue for many developers lately with some app submissions having been held up for weeks, odd rejections and slow propagation of updates.  While we can’t attest to whether or not those have all been fixed, Microsoft has evidently been rolling out many tweaks to make it better.

From the Windows Phone Developer Blog:

“This month’s update includes more than 100 tweaks and fixes. Most are intended to improve reliability and performance or fix app submission issues you’ve reported. We added image caching for better site response, rewrote some error messages you told us were confusing, and added a new time-saving link in the app download report to the app details.”

Not a bad list of supposed changes, let’s hope we see them actually make a difference for developers. Microsoft’s Todd Brix also let devs know that this is one of many regularly planned updates to the Dev Center—so if something was missed this month, check back in the next.

A surprise bonus feature for developers was also added: the ability to translate reviews of your apps. That should go a long way for developers to be able to better understand what their customers are complaining or complimenting about.


Reader comments

Microsoft updates Dev Center with many fixes, adds translation feature


and holds some bugs. I can now see only 5 sites of my purchase history... :( Before it used to be more then 20 sites with a bunch of cool apps which i dont know all out of memory. What if i now reset my device and want to reinstall them, this is a serious bug :(

u could try the reinstall app, not sure if they'll fix this later on but u can always post it to that site they had for user voice

The reinstall app you mean? The app does not work anymore because of this changes on dev center. The biggest problem will be with payd apps, what if microsoft deletes that we payd for the app which are not listed anymore???

Still can't filter the crash report by time? Don't really care about anything other than that at this point.

I can guarantee that at Dev Center, they are "Real" human behind the scenes that checking your app submission!

I'd the same app submitted, 1 being rejected due to violation of requirement 2.7.1, but without changing the code, re-submit, it get thru!

The inconsistency only happen to human, not a bot!