Inside Windows Phone #23 - Certification

Play Inside Windows Phone #23 - Certification
Sign in to queue


This week on IWP, we talk to the man with the plan, Microsoft's own Steve Bell.

When you submit a Windows Phone application to publish, we run it through a certification process in order to ensure that it meets minimum quality and content requirements, to ensure a great end user experience.

For more information on the certification process, please check out the following resources:

Let us know about any topics you want to watch us dive deep into.   You can reach us on twitter via @jaimerodriguez, @larryalieberman or email via



Download this episode

The Discussion

  • User profile image
    Mark Rogers

    You are killing Windows Phone with all this certification nonsense. The walled-garden approach is the Apple way.

  • User profile image

    @Mark Rogers:i understand where you are coming from; certification does have its costs for the developer.

    For us, though there are two sides. (1) It's about providing end users some reasonable expectation of a certain level of quality, and (2) when users have a reasonable expectation of a certain level of quality, we think they are more likely to download and purchase apps, which is better for developers.

    We don't want to impact developers though. We're trying to walk a middle line; providing users some reasonable expectation of a certain level of quality, BUT ALSO giving developers very clear guidance and transparency into the process, and making the process as seamless and quick as possible.

    These are our goals; we're working very hard to drive to a process that is as painless as possible.

  • User profile image

    I'm sorry I'm stuck, I meant to get the walkthrew on all four steps. Can you guide me please?

  • User profile image

    I am so glad that you folks have the Certification process. It helps maintain, quality and reliable User Experience for the end users.

Add Your 2 Cents