Writing on the Windows Team Blog, Todd Brix, Senior Director, Windows Phone Marketplace, has acknowledges what many developers have been complaining about; that App Hub has become slow and unresponsive, and certification of app submissions has slowed down.
Brix blamed this in part of being overwhelmed by the growth of marketplace, with hundreds of apps being submitted each day, and a large number of app updates also.
He noted that they were â€œin the process of developing a more robust and scalable Marketplace service that will address current problems and pave the way for the even more rapid growthâ€ but that in the short term they would be addressing the issue by adding more server capacity to better handle the increased load and streamlining the processes to accelerate the rate at which apps can be ingested, certified, and published, with the changes starting to roll out in 10 days.
He did however note not to expect dramatic changes, but that average app certification time has already dropped to around 2.6 days.
It is expected that Marketplace will surpass 100,000 apps in the next 6 weeks, and if the Nokia Lumia 900 is indeed a success in USA this rate of growth will only accelerate.
Todd committed to keeping the developer community informed of updates and improvements and to listen and respond to complaints .
Read his full post here.