Microsoft is rolling out another update to the Windows Phone Store, as well as the Windows Phone Dev Center, which addresses issues that were identified by app developers. On top of that, the Windows Phone Store has been expanded it to 42 new markets and now has the ability to add a privacy URL to apps.
“Today we are beginning to roll out the latest in the series of regular updates to the Windows Phone Dev Center and the Windows Phone Store. These updates are designed to address issues that you have identified, as well as to add small feature enhancements and reflect new country-specific policies,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post. The Windows Phone Store has now been expanded to 42 new markets, including Angola, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo (DRC), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Paraguay, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Microsoft has also added the ability to add a privacy URL for an app as well as the addition of a new ratings requirements for games designed in Taiwan and Russia. Microsoft has also added the ability to validate beta tester email addresses, during the submission process, which will help minimize errors and delays in the app submission process, at least according to Microsoft.Microsoft, Windows Phone 8