More developers now able to respond to WP app reviews, Paypal pay-outs come to more countries


WPC reports that more developers are now able to respond to reviews left by Windows Phone app users. The service is now enabled for all eligible developers.

The feature lets developers directly respond to good or bad reviews, and the original user will also get an email from Microsoft with the dev’s support email, so they can take their conversation off-line.

The feature first became available in April to select developers, but currently only works for US users.

Microsoft says the feedback from all developers who have been able to respond to reviews has been very positive, with developers using this feature to help users resolve questions, inform them of a new version of the app, and increase user satisfaction with their apps.

To use this feature, developers should go to Dev Center, select the Dashboard for Windows Phone, then select one of your published Windows Phone apps and look at the reviews screen. If you see the “Respond” box in the lower right corner of the review, your account is ready to respond to reviews.

Developers who want to know more about the process can read more at Microsoft here.

Microsoft also announced that Paypal is enabled as a Windows Phone developer payout method in five new markets: Cyprus, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Malta, and Russia.

In total, PayPal is now offered as a developer payout method in 41 Windows Phone markets: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States.

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