Hi there. I'm a Windows Phone developer. Through time, I've used the Windows Phone Dev Center a lot. It's been great for me, and I have a lot of apps going.
Now however, there's a critical bug out there. I released a Danish radio app called "Dansk Radio" (meaning Danish Radio). It has been released as a paid app with a trial.
If you go to the U.S. store below, you can clearly see that.
Now, the funny thing is that it should also be paid in Denmark. If you go to the Danish marketplace however, it says the following (showing up as a free app: http://i.imgur.com/aXadmC4.png). The link for the app on the Danish store is located below.
But it gets weirder than that!
If I go to the "Top paid apps category" in the Danish store, it shows as free (http://i.imgur.com/xvCU27V.png)! Here's a link:
So in other words, it's a paid app, but it shows up as free? It does that in the official Windows Phone store as well (here in Denmark). Here's the screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/QAUyceS.png
If I go to my Dev Center account, I get the following details when I try to display the amount of paid downloads there has been for the app for the past 3 days: http://i.imgur.com/83mxoCN.png
Now, if I go to the free category, here are the number of downloads for the past 3 days (none): http://i.imgur.com/Oh68EiL.png
The same happens for trial downloads: http://i.imgur.com/xfDV97Z.png
So let me summarize the issue. The app shows as free in the store (even under "best paid apps"). It hasn't had any free or trial downloads, but it had "paid" downloads. Does that mean that users who download the app for free get charged? Theoretically, it is possible! Many people have their credit card info stored on their live account. I am still working on confirming this, but never the less, the error is weird!
It should be noted that it has been like this for 3 days. I waited it out to see what would happen. I have contacted Microsoft to try and resolve the issue, and I did nothing on purpose to try to invoke this effect.
Edit: What?! It has now been resolved on my PC as well. If anybody can delete this post, that would be great. I don't know why it appeared as free on my end.
Edited by ffMathy, 26 October 2013 - 19:28.