Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Marketplace May Bite You!

In a previous episode of Marketplace Woes, we discovered that the otherwise unexplained negative download bug/feature was in fact the result of a customer having his carrier apply a chargeback for the amount paid for the product.  Fair enough!  One would … Continue reading

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Negative Download Mystery Solved

Earlier (in this post) I reported that the reporting feature of the App Hub was telling me that on Feb 2, 2011, two of my apps, Fraction Calculator and Decimal2Fraction Converter, had minus 2 downloads.  How does one have negative … Continue reading

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Bad News from the Certification Guys

I put together a minor upgrade to all my apps — correcting a couple of things I didn’t like in them, and adding a way for users to see all my apps — and they’ve been coming back from the certification … Continue reading

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Kudos to @Glowpuff!

The Windows Phone 7 developer community is truly a wondrous thing!  My earlier post complaining about the WP7 Marketplace, and wondering what I could do about navigating to my apps from inside the phone (something which I was told by … Continue reading

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Marketplace Woes

The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is getting to be frustrating.  Marketing one’s apps, especially when they don’t automatically lend themselves to particular vertical markets where one might have a notion of whom to talk to in order to popularize them, … Continue reading

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Nokia-Microsoft Deal: Nice!

I am encouraged that Nokia has made a deal with Microsoft to put Windows Phone 7 on their upcoming smartphones!  Nokia has a large (though shrinking) share of the cellphone market, and is well known worldwide, so this has the … Continue reading

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I’ve updated my Windows Phone 7 product site

I’ve added new detail pages on the product site for each of my apps, including embedded videos on how to use each one of them.  I still seem to be avoiding continuing work on the Ham Radio Practice Exam app.  … Continue reading

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