Windows 8: The App Excellence Labs Experience
Posted Tuesday, 08 May 2012 by Nick Hodge
As a part of our Windows 8 Developer Camps, Microsoft Australia has been offering a free 2 hour App Excellence Lab to App developers. At first, this sounds rather ominous. Microsoft Developer engineers peeking into your App. Touching your App before anyone else. Maybe being critical. Does it hurt?
No, it doesn’t hurt. Thankfully, our Engineers are rather friendly:
According to Garry Holden from Handiware, in submitting & having his first App reviewed reports:
I think it went great. They had already played with my App before the initial call, so there was a lot of discussion about what was good, and what could be better. They gave me a lot of feedback and pointed out a few bugs which I am now in the process of fixing. They even did it all with a sense of humor which made the experience that much better.
After each successful App Excellence Review, conducted remotely, each developer receives a free token to the Windows Store.
And remember, the Release Preview is now due the first week of June 2012.
There are limited timeslots available in which you can get your App reviewed. Get in early, or you will miss out!