Upload Your App To Windows Store

In this article you will learn how to upload your App to Windows Store.

To upload your app to the Windows Store first you need to make an app package for Windows Store and if you don’t know how to create app packages for Windows store of your App, then please refer the following article:

And after creating app package please follow the steps to upload it to the Windows Store.

Pre-requisites:

Active Dev Center Account

Let's get Started

1. Go to Dev Center

 

2. Click Sign in.

 

Now you can see Sign in Page. Enter your Email (email id which is associated with your Dev center Account ) and enter your password and click on “Sign in “

 

3. After signing in you will see the Page that is called “Dashboard”.

From the Dashboard you can see the”Reports” on your App such as  Download count, crash reports, etc.

List of your Apps will be visible, but if you haven’t uploaded any app, then you will see other things. For uploading a new app you will see “Create a

New App”. Click on that.

 

4. After that you need to Reserve App name for your App and for that enter the desired app name and click on “Check availability”. If the App name is available, then click Reserve”

If it is not available then you have to choose another name and click “Reserve “

 

5. After reserving the app name now we need to Submit the details about your app

For that click “Start your Submission “

 

6. After that we will see the list of the things we have to submit the information such as,

 

  • Pricing and availability: In this section you need to define the Pricing Details like your

    App is free or you need to set some Prices for your App or you want to give some days trails to your user.

  • APP Properties: In this section you need to pick a category of your app such as health, education, etc. You have to choose the Category from

    which category your App belongs to and then you have to go for rating.
  • Rating: The Windows Store uses age ratings to help your customers find apps that meet their needs.

    Pick the age rating that pertains to the suitability of the content in your app, rather than the age of the user to which the content is directed.

    Some countries and regions require that you also rate your app through a specific ratings board.

Choose the 3+ or 7+ rating only if your app contains content that is suitable for children and so on .

  • After that you have to upload App package.
  • Then describe your App in Description Section

7. Now let's start Submitting, so we will start from Pricing and availability. Check on Pricing and availability

 

Now you have to pick Base Price and if you want to give Trail to your user then choose for 1,7 ,15 and for

30 day the trail never expires. Choose Publish Date and mention the publish date which suits you the best. I

will recommend you to choose Publish this app as soon as it passes certification and click on “Save”


 

 
 

8. Now we will go for App properties. For that click on App properties,
 

Choose category from which category your App belongs to, so chose Appropriate category for your App and then choose Rating for which Age it is suitable like my App is suitable for 12+ Age, so I will choose 12+. Then you will see different rating boards and if your App is Game, then you have to choose different ratings as well because different countries are having different rating boards. 

If your App is not a game then leave the fields as it is and move to another section i.e. Hardware Preferences.

Indicate which hardware features are required in order your app to run properly.

Customers on hardware that do not meet your apps requirements will see a warning before they download your app.

After this move to another section i.e App declaration: Let you choose if your App is commercial means your App do transactions or not

and it allows you to prevent user from installing this App in SD card. So choose what's best for you!

 

 

9. Now let's move to another section that is “Package”.

Here we need to Upload our App packages and once again if you don’t know how to create an app package for Windows Store, please refer the following article: How to Create App Package for Windows Store !!

Now lets Upload our App Package. Simply we need to show the location of our App package. Normally if you will Create Package, it will be visible in the Project folder and you have to show the location of the package.

Now click on Browse Or Simply Drag your package.

 

Then show the location of your App package.

 
 

After that it will Start Uploading and only take few seconds. After that click on Save.

 

 Now you can see your Package is Uploaded  
 Click on Save!

 

NOTE:
 If there is any problem, then you will not be able to give the description of your App.

So fix that error!

10. Give Descriptions for your App and for that click Description

 

Now you need to give the Description of your app, it means you have to tell your user About your App and then enter the Release Notes, upload screenshot. After completing these things, ennter the Feature of App and other things.
form

And after that click Save

Now If you want to leave some Notes for Certifications you can write some lines to the tester ( this is Optional )

Then again check the details and click on Submit to the Store

 

 
That’s all!
Now the App certification Team will review  your App and if your App is fine and passes certification, then your app will be listed by them to the Store.