Windows Phone Mango application submission starting next week: Here's how it works

As previously announced by Microsoft, third-party developers will be able to start submitting the Mango version of their Window phone 7 application on August 22th. All that’ is needed in most cases is a simple recompile of their code and this will enable the app to fast resume and leverage some of the new Mango OS improvements. Whet will happen then has now been detailed by Microsoft just in case you were wondering how the NoDo and Mango versions will co-exist in the Marketplace:

•The WP 7.0 version of your application will remain available to all users on WP 7.0 devices.
•The WP ‘Mango’ version of your application will be available to all users on WP ‘Mango’ devices.
•WP ‘Mango’ users who previously installed your application will receive an update notification. This will occur even if they installed your application prior to updating to WP ‘Mango’
•WP 7.0 users who have installed your application, but not updated to WP ‘Mango,’ will not receive an update notification.
•The WP7.0 rankings & reviews that your application received will attach to your new updated WP ‘Mango’ version too.
•The application metadata and screenshots for Windows Phone Marketplace submitted with the WP ‘Mango’ version of your application will be shared across both the WP 7.0 and WP ‘Mango’ versions of the application; i.e., a single set of metadata and screenshots will appear to both WP 7.0 and WP ‘Mango’ users.
•Once you have released the WP ‘Mango’ version of your application, you will no longer be able to modify the previously released WP 7.0 version of your app. We realize that some of you may worry about this limitation, and so we’re actively working on ways to mitigate it. To improve the experience for users, it’s our preference not to have “duplicate versions” of your apps in the marketplace. We are also going to work hard to encourage our pre-existing users to enjoy the free upgrade to Mango as quickly as possible.

source: microsoft

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a good plan.