In a new blog post, Microsoft has given information on how you can get your applications approved in the Windows Store.
Once an application is submitted, it goes through different steps that are as follows:
(i) Pre-processing – In this initial stage, all the appropriate details that are needed to publish an app like the status of the developer account etc. are crosschecked. If the app comes at a price, all the paperwork is readied in order to make the payment.
(ii) Security Test – The presence of virus in your app is checked.
(iii) Technical Compliance – The Windows App Certification Kit will be used here to confirm that the app is created with adherence to all the technical policies.
(iv) Content Compliance – Like technical compliance, the content of the app will be checked to ensure that they are in agreement with the content policies.
(v) Release – This stage can be very short if you do not specify a publish date in the future.
(vi) Signing and Publishing – In this last stage, your app will get the certification of the Windows Store and will finally be published so that others are able to make use of it.