App builders: Submitting Windows Store app age ratings is now simpler than ever

Microsoft has a number of methods for ensuring that children have the experience their parents expect when selecting apps from the Windows Store, including Windows Store age ratings. In addition, some governments have specific ratings requirements for apps.

Supplying a third-party age rating for your Windows Store app requires the use of a tool called GDFMaker. To help developers meet their obligations in this area, we’ve simplified the process for app builders to supply app ratings.

Rather than requiring you to include ratings data in your app’s package, you now upload your GDF XML file on the age rating and rating certificates page in the developer dashboard, according to a Tuesday post on the Windows App Builder Blog.

This new process dramatically reduces the number of steps required to add third-party age ratings to your app, and removes the possibility of making an error when adding GDF files to your app packages.

For the rest of the story, head on over to the Windows App Builder Blog.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff