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Devs, responding to reviews boosts your ratings
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Devs, responding to reviews boosts your ratings

Sam Sabri 73

A month ago Microsoft gave Windows Phone developers the ability to respond to Store reviews. This was a new feature welcomed by the developer community as it gave them a way to address misinformed reviews or customer complaints. Now a month later, Microsoft has shared some details on the success of the program so far. For example, most developers see an average star rating increase of +...

Windows Phone a target of more than 1/4 of app developers, despite market share

Windows Phone a target of more than 1/4 of app developers, despite market share

Derek Kessler 102

It's not easy to make it as an app developer. That's the key takeaway from the latest State of the Developer Nation report from Vision Mobile, pulling together data from more than 10,000 mobile developers (including some of you) across 137 countries. With that many developers they were able to get a broad view of what's popular and (more importantly) what's successful in making great...

Windows Phone Store and Windows Store dev resources merging, 21 new payout markets added for both

Windows Phone Store and Windows Store dev resources merging, 21 new payout markets added for both

Sam Sabri 38

Microsoft is changing up how developers get resources for Windows Phone and Windows 8. In fact, they're actually merging developer resources for Windows and Windows Phone. That's not all, they're adding twenty one new payout markets and highlighting the new Kinect for Windows 2.0 SDK. Details on all changes below. New unified developer resource for Windows Phone and Windows 8 Wanted...

Developers: Here's how to give users the option for a Transparent Live Tile (Updated)

Developers: Here's how to give users the option for a Transparent Live Tile (Updated)

Daniel Rubino 111

Starting with Windows Phone 8.1 users can select a background wallpaper for their Start screen. The trick only works with apps that have a transparent Live Tile, which has resulted in a massive push by fans for more apps with those see-through Tiles. But like all things in life, sometimes it goes too far. For instance, many people have – rightly – complained that they liked those '...