Microsoft begins contacting developers regarding their apps and Tango

It looks like Microsoft has started to get in touch with developers behind the 5% of apps which "do not run satisfactorily on 256 MB devices", just as promised. The intention behind these e-mails is to give developers time to profile their apps, optimise them, and then test out any improvements on the new 256MB emulator.

How do we know this? It turns out the WPCentral app is in that 5% of apps, here's the e-mail I received:

Interestingly, from this e-mail it looks like any apps which were identified as being one of the 5% will automatically be excluded from the Marketplace for users on one of the new lower-end devices. Another useful item we can report is that the final version of the new SDK is targeted for release in March.

If you're a developer who just received the very same e-mail I highly recommend you jump straight to Justin Angel's guide from Nokia's developer portal to start profiling your app. You'll also find tips to make your app Tango compatible here. It's exactly what I did and you might just have the same issue that I do: a lot of pictures at a higher quality then they need to be.

  • thanks for the article Jay :)  , gotta keep does DEV's bussy. PS: i have the WPcentral Tile app Burned in my screen now :( lol!
  • "bussy"? Really? I recommend you try Google Chrome. It has a wonderful feature called spell check. If used correctly it would bring some much needed respectability to your posts.
  • It also has a wonderful feature called spyware.
  • Is that so? What spyware exactly?
  • That's what I thought.
  • Someone's being pedantic...
  • Stop picking on Se1fcr3ation you idiot
  • lol , I don’t think they know I’m a MOD now and I can BAN , I’ve been looking for my first victim :)
  • Se1cr3ation - ignore birdman...even if some words are misspelled, you are on an internet forum of sorts, not writing a thesis. It's honestly no biggie and I think your English is good.
  • On topic:  i added the tango links to my *getting started* thread  thanks agin Jay :)
    off topic
    honestly I rather have spelling mistakes and stay on topic , then some one that spells perfectly but never talks about any relevant information.( ex: complain about spelling)  
    I tend to jump over user’s names that leave comment like that In future posts. So if any one is losing credibility….
  • yea go for it, ban him jaja!
  • And IE does too. It's called Speckie.
  • FYI , i do use a spell check ALLOT cause im not englich!
    and seeing that the word BUSSY is a correct word,  it dint correct it!
  • Don't bother man, just ignore...
  • We received this email four hours ago, to advice us one of our 12 apps could be not compatible with tango.
    Microsoft RuLeZ :)
  • 1 out 12 isn't bad for a phone with 256MB
  • I think this level of involvement feels good, somehow. A bonus of having limited devices now could be that if multitasking comes with Apollo future high-end phones will also benefit from having leaner apps in Marketplace.
  • We have just fixed the compatibility issue, just one hour work thanks to the memory profiler.
  • What are you guys a bunch of sure the children will be complaining about how the pictures aren't as high of quality as the once were.
  • Obvious troll is obvious. Keep it on topic kids.
  • Double post...iPad.
  • iPad sux! (I kid, I kid...)