Developing Mobile Apps and submitting them to popular app stores, these are two totally different things! Submitting mobile app to the application stores is itself quite tedious and attention seeking process. In all these, getting your Windows Phone 7 App approved @ App Hub and making it available for end users is not a kid’s play. Even the experienced Windows Mobile App Developers faces rejections due to their silly mistakes.
Windows Mobile App Development has gained tremendous popularity these days and more ‘n’ more professionals getting into it to take leverage from its success. If you are one of those newbie windows mobile app developers, who have developed WP7 app and planning now to submit it to the App Hub, then do try to follow below mentioned tips in order to get it approved.
1. First and most basic thing you should do is to go through the submission guidelines of App Hub!
This is very common for submitting any kind of application to any of the popular application stores. Just get in-depth and read all the app submission guidelines carefully, and if you find anything not so clear then get it cleared from concern person. Submitting WP7 app to the store is quite simple and straightforward process, but don’t assume everything at your own!
2. Get yourself registered with Microsoft!
It is not possible to submit WP7 App unless and until you get registered yourself with Microsoft. Awkwardly, you will have to submit your app first to get your account verified by App Hub. If you are not so sure about your WP7 app then, get help from any dummy app in order to get yourself authorized.
3. Get in touch with Geotrust!
App hub get help from Geotrust for authorization processes, so try to get in touch with this firm through fax rather relying on email. This will help you get somehow speedy response from them.
4. Rigorously test your WP7 App before submitting it!
Test, test and test! There is nothing wrong in testing your app many times before submitting it, by doing so you will easily identify any bugs within the app it any. Also make sure that app UI is consistent and all the sound effects are working properly.
5. Remove not so needed DLLs!
When you submit your windows app to the App Hub, it precisely go through the app to identify any unwanted information or DLLs. So, make sure remove all the unnecessary DLLs from the app before submitting it to the store.
6. Take help from windows phone capability detection tool!
Get help from Windows Phone Capability Detection tool in order to create manifest file of your app in right manner. Manifest file of app usually consisting of precise details about your app, its purpose and everything. Creating it properly will increase the chances of your app get approved smoothly.
7. Be more concern about app loading time!
Make sure you have removed all the huge files from your windows phone 7 apps in order to get it loaded as quickly as possible. Ideally app loading time should not be more than 5 seconds.
Windows Mobile App Development offers immense opportunities to the developers to utilize rich features of Microsoft Windows to develop effective and efficient windows apps. But, one should also be more attentive when it comes submit the app to app store. So, make sure you have gone through this post before your submit your Windows Phone 7 App to App Hub in order to get your app approved at the first shot!