App submissions

App submissions

Once you've created your app by reserving a name, you can start working on getting it published. The first step is to create a submission.

You can start your submission when your app is complete and ready to publish, or you can start entering info even before you have written a single line of code. The submission will be saved in your dashboard, so you can work on it whenever you're ready.

After your app is published, you can publish an updated version by creating another submission in your dashboard. Creating a new submission lets you make and publish whatever changes are needed, whether you're uploading new packages or just changing details such as price or category. To create a new submission for an app, click Update next to the most recent submission shown on the App overview page.

App submission checklist

Here is a list of the details that you can provide when creating your app submission, with links to more info.

Items that you are required to provide or specify are noted below. Some areas are optional, or have default values provided that you can change as desired.

Page nameField nameNotesFor more info

Pricing and availability

Base price

Required

Base price

Free trial

Default: No free trial

Adding trials and in-app purchases

Markets and custom prices

Default: All possible markets, no custom pricing

Define pricing and market selection

Sale pricing

Optional

Put apps and IAPs on sale

Distribution and visibility

Default: Make this app available in the Store

Distribution and visibility

Windows 10 device families

Default: Your app can be downloaded on any Windows 10 device that can run it

Windows 10 device families

Organizational licensing

Default: Allow volume acquisition by organizations

Organizational licensing options

Publish date

Default: Publish as soon as possible

Publish date

App properties

Category and subcategory

Required

Category and subcategory table

Hardware preferences

Optional

Hardware preferences

App declarations

Default: Customers can install this app to alternate drives or removable storage; Windows can include this app's data in automatic backups to OneDrive

App declarations

Age ratings

Age ratings

Required

Age ratings

Packages

Package upload control

Required (at least one package)

Upload app packages

Descriptions

You'll need all the required info for at least one of the languages that your app supports. We recommend providing descriptions in all available languages.

Description

Required

Write a great app description

Release notes

Optional

Release notes

Screenshots

Required (at least one screenshot)

App screenshots and images

App tile icon

Optional, but highly recommended for Windows Phone 8.1 and earlier

App tile icon

Promotional artwork

Optional

App screenshots and images

App features

Optional

Features

Recommended hardware

Optional

Recommended hardware

Keywords

Optional

Keywords

Copyright and trademark info

Optional

Copyright and trademark info

Additional license terms

Optional

Additional license terms

Website

Optional

Website

Support contact info

Optional

Support contact info

Privacy policy

Required for some apps. See the App Developer Agreement and the Windows Store Policies

Privacy policy

Platform-specific descriptions

Optional

Create platform-specific descriptions

Notes for certification

Notes

Optional

Notes for certification

 

Note  For info about publishing line-of-business (LOB) apps directly to enterprises, see Distribute LOB apps to enterprises.
 

 

 

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