App certification requirements for Windows Phone
August 19, 2014
Applies to Windows Phone 8.1 | Windows Phone 8 | Windows Phone OS 7.1 | Windows Phone OS 7.0
All apps and in-app products must comply with the certification requirements specified in this section before they can be published in the Windows Phone Store. The certification requirements are divided by type, such as app policies, content policies, and app submission requirements. Each applicable certification requirement contains test steps that you can use to test your app ahead of time.
You can read the App certification requirements change history for Windows Phone topic to see a list of changes to the certification requirements.
For more info about the app submission process, see Understanding app and in-app product submission. To avoid common submission pitfalls, see Top Windows Phone app certification failures and how to avoid them. If your app crashes or performs unexpectedly during app certification testing, see Troubleshooting Windows Phone App problems that occur after Submitting.