Microsoft today announced that they are releasing new capabilities in Windows Dev Center like improved app submission process, new download badges and more. Read about them below.
- App submission:
- New Rating System: With the new simplified age rating system, based on the global rating and age classification system, IARC, you will be prompted to answer questions in Dev Center once, and your answers in turn automatically generate all the age ratings your app needs. This new process can save developers expense and hours of time when submitting an app to the Windows Store.We are rolling out IARC to a select group of developers in December to preview, wtih the migration continuing in early 2016.
- New Price Tier: Dev Center has doubled the number of prices available for your apps and in-app products. There are now almost 200 prices available, within the same range (between US$0.99 and US$999.99 or equivalent in different currencies). This allows you to optimize and adjust more precisely how you price your apps.
- App promotion and monetization: The new badge takes advantage of the value of the Microsoft brand.The Store also now supported badges specifically designed to promote yout new apps or games optimized for Windows 10. We recommend using it for apps you have developed with the Universal Windows Platform. You can download the new badges and badge guidelines here.
- Content and agreements: The Microsoft Advertising content, previously available via the pubCenter site is now available via the new Dev Center monetization and promotion pages, making the content easier to access by integrating with the Dev Center experience.
Read about it in detail here. In addition to the changes to Dev Center, Microsoft also made some changes to Windows Store to increase user engagement.