Make sure you Publish your Existing and New WP7 Apps to all 19 New Marketplace Countries (via the AppHub)
In early July, we announced
an update to App Hub that opens submission of existing Windows Phone apps to
nineteen new countries! The 19 new markets are: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Japan, Netherlands, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan.
If your app was published ‘worldwide’ before early July, it will not
appear in these new markets unless you cross-submit it (it will only
appear in the earlier 16 markets). Make sure you get the widest audience for
your app by cross-submitting it.
Cross-submission is free, and enables your apps to be purchased or downloaded
by local users as soon as these new markets are opened to consumers. Our
merchandizing team will also look to these early cross-submissions when we begin
recommending apps in these new markets. During this early phase of
merchandizing, localization is not required so you can cross-submit the English
version of your apps now. Here’s how:
- Log into App Hub with your developer credentials and navigate to your my
apps list, then select a specific app to get to the My App page
- On the My App page, navigate to the lifecycle tab, then select Edit catalog
- On the pricing page, select Worldwide Distribution, noting that your app
will be cross-submitted into all new markets. You can unselect any markets that
you would prefer not to distribute your app in. Double-check your market
selections then select Save and Quit. That’s it.
We will begin choosing apps to feature in these new markets soon, so
cross-submit your apps today to improve your chances!