1. Martsicky's Avatar
    Microsoft just announced this on Windows Phone Dev Blog. Details here:
    We receive a good deal of feedback from the Windows Phone community and one request remains consistent - reduce the time required to certify my app. Over the last several months we have been redesigning our certification workflow to substantially reduce turn-around time while maintaining app quality.

    Over the past few weeks we have been rolling out the new streamlined workflow as we prepare for the next stage of growth and scale. While still in the early in the roll out, weve seen turn-around time of less than one day and in some cases just one hour.

    With these changes, youll also notice an improved approach to delivering certification results. In place of the standard PDF attachment, developers will now receive an email notification indicating testing is complete with App Review results available on their Dev Center Dashboard - keeping all important app information in one easy to access location. Weve also updated the format to make the results easier to read and included your app icon for instant identification, to help those of you who have multiple apps. While youre in the Dashboard checking your App Review results, youll also want to take a look at the enhanced app download and in-app purchase file exports. Both now contain additional data elements (app version, language, age group, gender, phone manufacturer and mobile operator) to give you added user insights.

    Please note it will take several more weeks to roll out the changes and get the entire Windows Phone community onto the new workflow. Thank you for your patience while we make the transition.

    For those of you who also develop for Windows, we recently made improvements to the Windows app submission process to give you added control including the ability to choose the release date and time for your app, as well as change that release date while your app is in certification. We also added the ability to remove and restore your apps listing, which is handy if you need to evaluate a concern or fix a bug. Over time we will continue to make improvements and reduce certification times for Windows developers as well.

    Please continue to provide feedback, were listening.

    Link: Reduced Windows Phone Certification Times

    Sounds like a good news for us -users and WP developers :)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-14-2014 05:27 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's great news and should make it a lot easier and efficient to get apps in the store.
    02-15-2014 11:46 PM
  3. BeatSync's Avatar
    In the mean time it has actually slowed down.

    My app has been pending certification for an update since the 14th.
    02-18-2014 12:45 AM
  4. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    That's excellent news for the Windows Phone community. MS has finally started taking into consideration user opinion and implementing the same. :)
    02-18-2014 12:49 AM

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