I finally submitted my app to the market place on 10/11 during the early access program. The submission process was pretty smooth. The entire process took maybe 30 minutes. I had most of the images and information prepared ahead of time which helped.
After about three days the submission status changed from “Testing in Progress” to a testing failed status. I attempted to view the details but the page was blank. I posted in the forums to let the team know about it. Many people had the same problem, I found.
On 10/27 I received an email that the issue had been resolved. The day before I resubmitted the application, to see if that made a difference. Not sure if I had done something wrong but the status never changed from “Submission in progress” to “Ready for Testing”. So again I resubmitted the application. The status is now “Testing in progress”, so I’m waiting again. I’m expecting for the testing to fail again since I didn’t change anything, but at least now I should be able to see why it fails.
I’ll let you know how it turns out.
As far as improvements to the marketplace, I have thought of a few and emailed the team:
- There should be an option to use the same images for all languages. I didn’t have any changes to make here but was forced to go through 4 extra screens during the submission process. It would have been nice to skip these.
- It would also be nice if the dropdown boxes were aware of viewable screen. There were several I found that required window scrolling on my wide screen laptop.
I know these are minor. Overall the experience was very positive.