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Anyone get accepted for WP8 SDK yet?

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    Dr Herbie

    I just got my rejection email -- I didn't think my crappy little app would get me onto the short list.  It's not really a big deal as I can happily wait for the public release.  Anyone else get onto the program (assuming that the NDA doesn't cover telling people that you're testing)?

    Herbie

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    Ian2

    Was your 'rejection letter' poorly formatted?

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Feedback/Virus/

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    PeterF

    I was rejected as well. Maybe my own mistake because I applied for the beta program using my own dev account instead of the business account from my client through which I submitted the popular Dutch weather app Weerplaza.nl which ranked number 1 for three weeks in the Dutch marketplace.

    Guess I'm not going to be in time to fully create and test an optimized Windows Phone 8 version for the launch, bummer.

    Regards,
    Peter

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    Ian2

    Maybe we should start a 'why I should have been included' thread?

    OK might seem a bit needy .....

    The App I used was for my request 'Live Tile News', not my top seller but all my own proceeds go to charity so definitely a worthwhile one.

     

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    figuerres

    does it really matter ?

    for me there is zero demand for a windows phone in the near future.  at work we have 2 iphone apps for our main customers and possibly we will develop more for the ipad and iphone with monotouch.   not one of our clients has a windows phone.

    just saying.

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    wkempf

    , figuerres wrote

    does it really matter ?

    for me there is zero demand for a windows phone in the near future.  at work we have 2 iphone apps for our main customers and possibly we will develop more for the ipad and iphone with monotouch.   not one of our clients has a windows phone.

    just saying.

    Trolling doesn't become you.

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    figuerres

    , wkempf wrote

    *snip*

    Trolling doesn't become you.

    Hey, i have an HTC windows 7 phone right now, i have in the past owned prior windows based phones.  I think my questions are valid,   sorry man but with my experience with microsoft and the development world i am having real questions about what is happening.  on the one hand i do not want to b***ch all day but i am not going to just keep buying the MS line w/o checking the facts.

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    JohnAskew

    I don't understand why the SDK needs be so heavily constrained for preview.

    I'm sure the reasons are too sensitive to share, haxors, but such a publicly wide broadcast and subsequent wave of denials seems a very bad move as it is quite disrespectful of each of us.

    Must be the first time anyone here's needed to have an SDK tested but also needs some protection from those who test it. It is disconcerting to see this pie in the face response to our enthusiasm - stupid in fact.

    Sad

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    Bas

    , figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    Hey, i have an HTC windows 7 phone right now, i have in the past owned prior windows based phones.  I think my questions are valid,   sorry man but with my experience with microsoft and the development world i am having real questions about what is happening.  on the one hand i do not want to b***ch all day but i am not going to just keep buying the MS line w/o checking the facts.

    So why not just do exactly that and leave others to decide wether or not access to the SDK matters to them?

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    Maddus Mattus

    @Dr Herbie: got a reject letter as well.

    Looks like the WP8 version of CH9 is going to be the WP7.5 Big Smile

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    davewill

    So far the theme seems to be

    Seems odd given that the platform should be widely available in a very short time.

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    AndyC

    @JohnAskew: There is either something in there very cool that they're trying hard to keep back till the last possible second, or they're taking full advantage of all the speculation to build up a certain amount of hype (which is actually kind of working judging by the amount of WP8 speculation around).

    I suppose the last possibility is that it's an agreement with existing WP7 supporting carriers to try and prop up availability of new WP7 compatible apps up to and beyond the launch of WP8 (after all, they are still selling those handsets right now). I think that's a little too short term to be a viable justification though.

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    PeterF

    As long as it's not clear how easy it will be to maintain two branches for WP7.5/WP7.8 and WP8/W8, I doubt that new developers will have any interest in WP7...

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    I got accepted! Whohoo!

     

     

     

     

     

    Now that would just kill some of you if were true, wouldn't it? Big Smile  

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    JeremyJ

    Here are a few thoughts about this topic:

    1. They have to have some level of secrecy because in this day and age, everything gets leaked on the internet.  For WP to take off they need to stay in the public eye.  They trickle out information so they always have something new and exciting to talk about.  In the past, everything was known so early that the release was a non-event because there was nothing new.  As we could see from the iPhone 5 launch, everything was already known and the release was pretty yawn inducing. 
    2. Since it is so common these days to copy everyone else's features they need the secrecy to hold onto any unique features as long as possible.  They need to have some competitive advantage to get people to switch and the longer they can hold onto that the better.
    3. Most apps will not have to change code much to move over to WP8.  The only big difference is going to be for game developers using native code.  My guess is that most of the SDK acceptance letters are going to game developers.

    Honestly I find all of the secrecy to be exciting.  You never know what they are going to announce next.  It is refreshing to see that coming out of Microsoft because in the past there was no reason to get excited about anything they put out.  It was all an open book.  So all they need to do now is to have another big announcement after the iPhone release to get back into the spotlight.

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    Dr Herbie

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    I got accepted! Whohoo!

    Now that would just kill some of you if were true, wouldn't it? Big Smile  

    I can't decide if you're just a terrible judge of character, or a raging egotist.

    Herbie

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    cbae

    Maybe Microsoft hasn't fully implemented the certification process for WP8 apps yet. I'm sure there's a lot of automation to this process, and it stands to reason that it would take some time to implement.

    They probably don't want to have a flood of WP8 apps coming in that can't be certified and to have tens of thousands of developers getting angry. I think they'd just as soon have devs continuing to submit WP7.5 apps for as long as possible.

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    wkempf

    @figuerres:Sorry, I over reacted a bit. Don't have a problem with what you said, it just seemed very out of place in this particular thread.

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