Good news for Windows Phone app developers. Microsoft announced that it will be upgrading its app hub this Friday to implement some changes that they mentioned back in April. The upgrade is said to provide a more robust submission and certification pipeline for your Windows Phone apps. For those of you not in the know, the App Hub has been slowing down over the past few months due to the number of apps available on the Windows Marketplace. I guess Microsoft didn’t expect such an explosive growth in its apps department.
Fortunately, a fix is underway and this temporary inconvenience will provide long term benefits for developers. If you have an app to submit, you should do it today or tomorrow or expect it to be delayed if you submit it during the upgrade process (which will begin this Friday, and the App Hub will be taken offline next Monday morning PT – no word on how long that’ll last but it should be under 24 hours).