Microsoft has announced that is has resolved an issue that prevented apps published in the past several days to be installed on devices that had been updated from an earlier version of Windows Phone to the 7.5 iteration of the platform.
At the beginning of this month, the Redmond-based software giant has performed a series of changes to the App Hub, transforming it into the Windows Phone Dev Center, in preparation for the launch of Windows Phone 8.
The new developer portal comes with a completely rebuilt infrastructure, and the company was already expecting some issues to emerge following the update.
One of these issues was discovered this week, affecting the aforementioned devices and software, and Microsoft decided to put the publishing of new applications on hold for a small period of time.
All issues have been resolved, and applications submitted for listing in the Marketplace will resume being published there, if they successfully pass through the certification process.
“We fixed the digital certificate problem and last evening resumed publishing new apps. It will take a day or two for the repair to fully deploy and newly-published apps to begin appearing in Marketplace again,” Microsoft’s Todd Brix explains in a blog post
“If your app was in the process of being published, you don’t need to take any action. We have applied the fix and the app will continue through the certification and publishing workflow as normal.”
Before the issue was resolved, some Windows Phone
users trying to download new applications got an error message. The issue emerged when trying to update an application as well, users being prompted to try re-downloading the update.
The fix was applied on August 16th, meaning that all users who will head over to the Marketplace today and try to download new applications should be able to do so without encountering issues.