Submit your app
June 12, 2013
Imagine you’re going on a big international trip and you’ve got a checklist to help you remember to bring everything. You pack your bags, you have your flight info handy, and you’ve got your passport. You’re ready to go.
Think along these lines when you submit apps and in-app products into Windows Phone Dev Center and your submission experience will be smooth and efficient.
Before you can submit apps onto Windows Phone Store, you must register for a Dev Center account. To learn about the registration process, see Registration info.
Your XAP is the file you'll upload on Dev Center that contains the executable file plus all the resources required to run the app. To learn about the info you will need, see Create your app info.
When you submit your app, you’ll upload different types of images to give users on the Windows Phone Store a visual taste of what it’s about.
Tile The image that represents your app on Windows Phone Store. This image is required.
Background Art This is optional and is used if your app is showcased in the Store.
Screenshots You must have at least one screenshot and can have up to eight per resolution and/or language.
To see a list of available resolutions, see Upload and describe your XAP(s).
Windows Phone Dev Center makes it fast and easy for you to submit or update your app. Complete these two basic steps, and your app will be reviewed promptly.
What's the name of your app? Which category does your app belong in? How much do you want your app to cost? After you fill in the blanks for these and other questions, you'll be ready to upload.
Upload the necessary XAP files for your app, fill in the relevant details (language, description, images, etc.), and submit.