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I stayed up late last night doing a few bug fixes on one of my Windows 8.1 Store applications. I dropped the application package into the Store this morning for certification. I got an email from the Store;

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That was 09:59. By 10:40, the app had passed certification;

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So that’s around 41 minutes to go through the certification process – very nice to see the Store team delivering such a quick turnaround for a simple app update like the one I published with (hopefully) a few bug fixes in it.


Posted Tue, Jul 15 2014 11:06 AM by mtaulty
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Shubhan wrote re: Windows Store: App Update Certified in 41 minutes?
on Wed, Jul 16 2014 4:50 AM

Hi Mike,

Few suggestions:

1.Take the default thumbnail/icon for the file. I wanted to pin a VS solution file. I would not mind the default icon for it.

2. Multiple file selection

3. For touch based devices, why not swipe up to choose an image rather than tapping a small icon.

4. Start app with minimal width as default. Using the entire screen seems like waste of UI space

5. The text on the tile goes missing.

Thanks,

Shubhan

mtaulty wrote re: Windows Store: App Update Certified in 41 minutes?
on Wed, Jul 16 2014 11:51 PM

Hi,

1. I think that I do take the default icon for a file - specifically, I ask the OS to give me its thumbnail via a WinRT API.

2. I hear you on this but it'd complicate things quite a lot :-)

3. I'm not sure that swiping up is necessarily an intuitive gesture for choosing an image?

4. You can't start a Windows Store App with a minimal width. That's controlled by the operating system.

5. Yes, trying to sort that out.

Thanks,

Mike.

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