Back again so soon.
Still a bit stunned today after the failed certification yesterday. I was not expecting that and can’t think at the moment what to do. I have previously ignored the error report as I was developing other stuff and submitted those fixes with a comment, and magically it passed.
This time, however I will have to take a deeper look into section 5.1.4 and generally App stability. It seems although I had all my safety data plan saving precautions in place I missed something. It maybe simply be a matter of debugging with 256 k emulator and a bit of deep thinking. After taking a look and getting my Windows Phone dev environment up and running on Windows 8 Release Preview I could still see no issues, but I did have a few strange issues, that I am sure weren’t there before!
- The panorama background reference went to “content;blabla”, which I simply removed.
- Xna reference again, which was easily solved by installing Windows Game Client before the SDK.
So with that done, I carried on fixing up my web-api code to deliver my live results, which was easy enough as the feed is basically the same as the one I have been using for the LiveFootie app and Champions League Final app. Just as I was getting ready for bed I thought I would quickly throw it up on my hosting site, but no way! There were a few things wrong here.
- Dual Home Method references: shouldn’t have deployed on top of the old version!
- Reference to newer mvc dlls: I reverted to .NET 4.0 in the project.
- Internal Server Error on ApiController calls: still working on this…
Maybe it will be a more thorough rewrite. But the moral of this allbeit slightly tragic story is:
“Remember to test in production too!” and
“Bleeding edge development hurts!” and
” I should have known better!”
Thankfully with these lessons learned future development will be improved and accelerated.
And for my Danish readers. There is currently a promotion for app developers. If you submit and get certified 3 apps to the Danish Marketplace before 1st July you could get a brand spanking new Nokia Lumia!