Next Generation of App Hub Coming Late Summer – Quick Fixes Coming SoonApril 13, 2012 1 Comment
The number of Apps, developers and markets have increased tremendously in the last few months. That of course if a very good thing but it does come with its problems. It looks like Windows Phone has outgrown the current app hub for developers which now seems a bit buggy and slow. Microsoft even admits that certification time has now increased by 1 business day.
What is Microsoft doing about this? Two things actually as they have a long term plan and quick fixes along the way.
The next generation of the Windows Phone App Hub will be launching late summer 2012.
We’re already in 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 growth we’re expecting in the years ahead. But engineering work this significant doesn’t happen overnight. Our plan is to have it complete by late summer.
Along the way they will be implementing quick fixes to alleviate some of the problems till the new App Hub is complete.
Until that work is done, we’ll be taking short-term measures to shore up the current service and relieve some of the strain on app certification and publishing. Some of these changes started rolling out about 10 days ago and include:
- Adding more server capacity to better handle the increased load.
- Streamlining our processes to accelerate the rate at which apps can be ingested, certified, and published.
So Windows Phone developers should be seeing a change in the app hub but the real changes are still a few months away.