Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The marketplace needs a higher quality bar for screenshots!

I know nothing's perfect and I know the Marketplace team are doing a great job of a difficult task. It just seems like more should be done to

From the Windows Phone 7 Application Certification Requirements (section 4.6).
"Screenshots must only contain application graphics, and must not include any emulator chrome."

But then there are these: (images linked directly from the marketplace.)

These screenshots show a combination of browser chrome and developer frame rate (performance) counters.

Yes, I've seen lots more examples.
No, I don't think it reflects well on the Marketplace as a whole. :(

What would I like to see?
4.6 being more rigorously enforced.
and a new clause being added to the certification requirements that screenshots don't include performance counters.
Is that too much to ask for?

1 comment:

  1. Awesome write up! You seem to have great knowledge and grip over this industry.

    Love reading your blog! Keep the Good Work.

    Marketplace B2B