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Microsoft Lowers App Developer Limit from 20 to 10 Per Day, Hopes to Reduce Spammy Apps

Microsoft has taken a stricter stance against the spammy apps being submitted to its Windows Phone Marketplace app store.

In a blog post (opens in new tab), Microsoft said that it was lowering the limit on the maximum number of apps that can be submitted by a particular developer in a single day from 20 to 10.

Microsoft believes this would prevent spammers from flooding the marketplace with rogue content. However, the 10 limit sounds too high for some.

The company also said that it plans to monitor publications made by developers on the Marketplace to make sure the limit is adhered too.

Microsoft warned that if developers exceed the limit then it might lead to removing apps and in some extreme cases may temporarily or permanently suspended developer accounts.

“Windows Phone Marketplace is committed to providing customers with a wide range of certified applications, increasing and curating app quality and providing a safe, reliable and convenient shopping experience,” Microsoft said.

“Delivering on this commitment requires that we carefully track behaviour within our Marketplace and share with you when we adjust our policies to improve the Windows Phone experience,” the company added.