D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

Adventures in WP7 - “Submission In Progress” Doesn’t Mean What You Think

Saturday, November 6, 2010 1:44 PM

*Note: This post was supposed to go up a few days ago, but I had internet issues.

So after my DLE Flash Cards app was rejected I fixed up my app and then re-uploaded it. I went to the corresponding step in the submission process and uploaded my new xap. My status changed to “Submission in Progress”, and I waited. And waited. And waited.

A week went by, and nothing. This seemed really odd. I mean, were they really that backed up in testing submitted apps?! But then my MVP lead, Simran, sent out an email that clarified what the problem was, and its something you have to be aware of when re-submitting your WP7 apps to the App Hub.

When I uploaded my new xap file, I simply clicked the Save button thinking that was all that needed to be done. Nuh-uh! You have to navigate through to the last step of the submission process and click the “Submit for Certification” button. If you don’t do that, then your app sits in “Submission in Progress” limbo forever.

So after doing that earlier today, my app was put through testing and I got the “Ready for Signing” status, meaning that we were in the home stretch! And tonight?


My first WP7 app is now published to the marketplace! If you download it, let me know what you think (it’s not an overly complicated app by any stretch). It was a great learning experience though, and I’m primed and ready for my next WP7 app!


# re: Adventures in WP7 - “Submission In Progress” Doesn’t Mean What You Think

I had the same issue. Thanks for the heads up! 1/2/2011 11:54 AM | Rouslan

# re: Adventures in WP7 - “Submission In Progress” Doesn’t Mean What You Think

Thanks for that... I thought they'd all gone to the pub! 1/5/2011 1:58 AM | Andy Wyatt

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