Apr 292014
 
 April 29, 2014  Posted by at 7:45 am Universal Apps, WinRT, WP Tagged with:  Add comments

Time to clean up some of the notes and post some posts! I’ve revamped my home office and I’ve promised myself to keep the desk(s) clean and clear of all things, but Channel9 gets to stay, and his buddy Go. My main work station is a standing station only as I’ve realized it makes me more productive, better posture and I can dance while I code (which I do). I’ll post a separate post on my solution(s).

The only two extra things allowed on my desk! - I love the resources Channel9 makes available to us! I watch a video each day, be that interview or session

The only two extra things allowed on my desk! – I love the resources Channel9 makes available to us! I watch a video each day, be that interview or session

Video link

WP Dev center changes
Can cancel submissions
Faster publishing
Better reporting

Windows Dev center changes
Unpublish apps
Set publish date and time

One Store – the dream
Not there yet but we aim to get there in a few months:
Buy once get everywhere
One registration
One landing page
Consistent price tiers
Dev.windows.com – starting page for devs

Universal Apps
You can link WinStore and WP apps together
Gives the user universal in-app purchasing (if you want to)
App data roaming (8.1)
Shared push notifications (8.1)
When you make a name reservation it is across apps
You can have multiple names for an app (for localization)
Unused names reclaimed after 12 months
Beta app names cannot be reused

Packages
Multiple packages for an app
Add 8.1 package to for example for WP7- user prompted for update after OS update
All higher versions should have to have at least what the previous package had in regards to languages and ‘resolutions
You can add lower version support

Updating Apps WP SL
In Dev center- select app, update
Fill in app info
Reserve name for app
Open account summary page
Add reserved name to manifest file, as well as appx manifest Add identify name and publisher name, and publisher display name (from account summary)
Upload package

Packages
Three package types for 8.1 available
XAP – max 1GB
APPX – max 4GB
APPX Bundle – max 4GB
You can only move to next state when updating

Adding accounts
Adding an account for WP or WinStore development is a one click accept from the existing account

Random information
Certification time decreased from days to hours

Apple has 180 days reservation for names, we have 12 months

App reviews can be changed, prompt to update after bug fixes etc.

Beta app testers max : 10000 users
Never flagged for manual review

WP no publish date, Windows Store Apps only (for now). Does not speed up publishing

Credit card to prove ID is removed

Use “notes to testers” to provide a test user account for membership apps

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