Well I have to say that I have had my fair share of issues with the Windows phone 7 marketplace (don’t ask) but I was very happy to receive the following email from the Marketplace team:
“We are reaching out to ask your permission to cross-submit each of your Windows Phone apps into the markets* identified below, which includes more than 25 new markets. We realize that the process to cross-submit takes time out of your busy schedule, so we are requesting your permission to submit all of your applications on your behalf to save you time and effort. This will provide an opportunity for your apps to get additional exposure in new markets which may lead to more downloads and more revenue for your app(s).”
PERMISSION TO CROSS SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION(S) TO NEW MARKETS:
Please respond by Friday April 27th, 2012 11:59PM PST by replying directly to this email stating one of the following:
1) “Yes. I authorize cross-submissions.”
a. I authorize Microsoft to cross-submit each of my apps into all markets*.
2) “Yes. I authorize cross-submissions with exceptions.”
a. I authorize Microsoft to cross-submit my apps into all markets* with the following limitations: (please list any apps that you do not want submitted in the new markets and/or any new markets you want to exclude from submission)
3) “No. I will cross-submit to new markets myself through App Hub.”
a. We will not take any action without your reply, and a reply is not required. However, if you respond with this option, we will note your preference and will not send a follow-up email on this topic.
Please respond from the email address associated with your developer account to expedite the process as we will not be able to act on replies from other email addresses.
* Windows Phone Marketplace now includes Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela and will announce UAE, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Israel, Thailand, and Vietnam. These add to the previously launched markets of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and United States.
· The terms of the Application Provider Agreement apply to the publication of your Application(s) in any additional markets.
· For paid applications, Microsoft will convert the USD base price you’ve provided into the applicable local currencies [include link to KB article on international price conversions].
· By replying to this email, you affirm you are authorized to respond on behalf of the developer account.
· Cross-submission of you application(s) may not occur for all markets; please check your account to confirm the markets in which your application(s) become(s) available.
The Windows Phone Marketplace Team
Cross submitting existing apps is a win-win for developers and for Microsoft and I would urge anyone to do this themselves through the existing App Hub process.
Disclaimer: I have quite a large number of apps in the marketplace which may be some kind of qualifying criteria?