Build and Publish Your Windows Phone App to the Windows Phone Store

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When your app is production-ready, you can build the application package in AppBuilder, download the file and submit it manually in the Windows Phone Store.

When you build your app for publishing to an application store, the build configuration is always set to Release and LiveSync is disabled.

For apps that target Apache Cordova 3.5.0 or later, you can enable AppManager LiveSync. AppManager LiveSync is a Telerik Platform distribution service that lets you quickly deliver updates and bug fixes to an already published app without the need to re-build and re-submit the application package for review in the app stores. For more information, see Update Your App with Telerik AppManager LiveSync.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that your preferred AppBuilder client is running and you are logged in.
  • Verify that you have opened the code for your app in AppBuilder.
  • Verify that you have a Windows Dev Center account. For more information, see Join the program.
  • If you want to distribute a Windows Phone 8.1 app, verify that you have configured your app properly.
    • For Display Name, set the App name for your app as listed in the Windows Dev Center.
    • For Publisher, set the value for Package/Properties/PublisherDisplayName as listed in the Windows Dev Center.
    • For Publisher ID, set the Publisher GUID for your account as listed in the Windows Dev Center.
    • For Windows publisher name, set the value for Package/Identity/Publisher as listed in the Windows Dev Center.
    • For Package identity name, set the value for Package/Identity/Name for your app as listed in the Windows Dev Center.
    • Provide all icons and splash screens.

Procedure

In-Browser

  1. In the top menu bar, click Publish and select App Stores.
  2. (Optional) Enable your app for AppManager LiveSync from the AppManager LiveSync toggle.
    For more information about AppManager LiveSync, see Update Your App with Telerik AppManager LiveSync.

    If you cannot see this option, your app does not target Apache Cordova 3.5.0 or later or the AppManager LiveSync service is not available for your subscription. For more information about the available subscriptions, see Telerik Platform Pricing. For more information about your current subscription, visit your account page.

  3. Select Windows Phone Store.
  4. Click Next.
  5. After the build completes, click Download to store the application package on your local file system.
    If you have set a default download location for your browser, AppBuilder will not prompt you to specify name and download location. If you have not set a default download location for your browser, when prompted, browse to the location where you want to store the application package, provide a file name for the application package and click Save.
  6. In your browser, log in the Windows Dev Center.
  7. Complete the Submitting your app MSDN tutorial.

Windows

  1. In the top menu bar, click Publish and select App Stores.
  2. (Optional) Enable your app for AppManager LiveSync from the AppManager LiveSync toggle.
    For more information about AppManager LiveSync, see Update Your App with Telerik AppManager LiveSync

    If you cannot see this option, your app does not target Apache Cordova 3.5.0 or later or the AppManager LiveSync service is not available for your subscription. For more information about the available subscriptions, see Telerik Platform Pricing. For more information about your current subscription, visit your account page.

  3. Select Windows Phone Store.
  4. Click Next.
  5. After the build completes, click Download to download the app package on your local file system.
  6. In your browser, log in the Windows Dev Center.
  7. Complete the Submitting your app MSDN tutorial.

Visual Studio

  1. In the top menu bar, click AppBuilderPublish <app_name>App Stores.
  2. (Optional) Enable your app for AppManager LiveSync from the AppManager LiveSync toggle.
    For more information about AppManager LiveSync, see Update Your App with Telerik AppManager LiveSync.

    If you cannot see this option, your app does not target Apache Cordova 3.5.0 or later or the AppManager LiveSync service is not available for your subscription. For more information about the available subscriptions, see Telerik Platform Pricing. For more information about your current subscription, visit your account page.

  3. Select Windows Phone Store.
  4. Click Next.
  5. After the build completes, click Download to download the app package on your local file system.
  6. In your browser, log in the Windows Dev Center.
  7. Complete the Submitting your app MSDN tutorial.

CLI

  1. In the command prompt, navigate to the directory that contains your app.
  2. (Optional) If your app targets Apache Cordova 4.0.0 or later, enable your app for AppManager LiveSync.
    For more information about AppManager LiveSync, see Update Your App with Telerik AppManager LiveSync.

    appbuilder plugin add com.telerik.LivePatch --release
    
  3. Run the following command.
    This operation also downloads the final manifest file (WMAppManifest.xml) for the application package.

    appbuilder build wp8 --release --download
    
  4. Wait for the build to complete and for AppBuilder to download the XAP on your local file system.
  5. In your browser, log in the Windows Dev Center.
  6. Complete the Submitting your app MSDN tutorial.

Next Steps

Continue developing your app to create a new version of your app.

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