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. Anonymous7:13 am

    dear lacey,

    i'm using your phonegap-wp7 package to build app (.xap). thank you for your good package. i want to know whether you will update this package?

    zhang hong
    zhang_hong@yahoo.com

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