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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

Microsoft battles delays in Windows Phone app approvals
The company is working on a new version of its Marketplace app store, which will arrive later this year
By Mikael Rickn?s
April 13, 2012 07:54 AM ET

IDG News Service - Microsoft is battling to reduce the time it takes to approve and publish Windows Phone apps, and to improve the responsiveness of its developer portal App Hub, following complaints from developers, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

The company appears to have underestimated the strain a growing number of applications and more stores would put on its infrastructure.

The number of apps available in Marketplace has grown to almost 80,000, up 60% in about three months. During that period the company nearly doubled the number of stores around the world to 54, according to the blog post. The combination of those two factors has bogged down Microsoft's backend systems, it said.

To turn things around there is a long-term plan and a short-term plan in place, according to the blog post.

The long-term plan is to introduce a more robust and scalable version of Marketplace, that will address current problems and pave the way for the even more rapid growth Microsoft is expecting in the years ahead.

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