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Has anybody been approved recently? I have still not heard anything from my application... Rather discouraging. I hope they aren't just hoping that us small-scale first-time developers go away and distribute outside the in-game marketplace.
 
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As it's been 8 months now, I no longer expect to get access. Plus now when I check the site for my application status, I get 'An error occurred while processing your request.'
 

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As it's been 8 months now, I no longer expect to get access. Plus now when I check the site for my application status, I get 'An error occurred while processing your request.'
Yeah, I get that error, too. I wonder if it is worth it to raise this question on dev support.flightsimulator.com? Really disappointing how Microsoft handles this.
 
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tml - I feel your frustration. (I saw your post in dev support.flightsimulator.com)

Others have been trying for over a year to get in, and are also being "Ignored"

so at least you are in good company.

 
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I as well. We are heavily inveated. 1 airport is to market (SimMarket) and 2 currently in development. Application has been in review for basically 1 year. Now it says error connecting. I have even emailed abd reached out to twitter MSFS support....sad
 
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This is disheartening to see. I just submitted my app a week ago. I'll keep people posted here as well.
 
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I was accepted back in March after waiting 2-3 months for approval. Back then we were only a few developers in the marketplace. Last time I heard back in September we were about 250+. I imagine there are more now, but MS has so many addons to review that is taking 2-3 months to get one published. I would believe they want to catch up before they add more developers. Imagine 250+ developers adding 3-4 products per month, that would be 750-1000 addons to review in a month.

In a twitch update from the official MSFS channel a few months ago it was mentioned they were hiring more people to speed up the review process.
 
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obiwan023,

Thanks for the feedback and info. Hopefully, they get some more abled bodies to handle the work. Meanwhile, I join the waiting game with the rest of you.

Cheers!

Jeff
 
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Thanks for the reply! I'm going on almost 5 months. Did you send an email to them to help push it?
Yes, I believe in my case my emails made the difference. If you haven't already, try writing to "msfsim at microsoft.com" and inquire the status of your application.
 
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Yes, I believe in my case my emails made the difference. If you haven't already, try writing to "msfsim at microsoft.com" and inquire the status of your application.
I appreciate it, I'll do that right now. Thanks! :)
 
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After reading this threat I was preparing for a long wait, but to my surprise I received my approval after 4 days.
Applied on Sunday, approved today.
 
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After reading this threat I was preparing for a long wait, but to my surprise I received my approval after 4 days.
Applied on Sunday, approved today.
Lets here about your next steps pls. I think I got a confirmation as well because I now have access to partner site...
Thx Guido
 

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to my surprise I received my approval after 4 days.
Applied on Sunday, approved today.
I guess that must be because you apparently have been producing add-ons for FSX since long. Still doesn't explain how they expect to attract completely new developers to their ecosystem, if they basically ignore us, don't even tell what they expect from us in order to consider our application.
 
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Lets here about your next steps pls. I think I got a confirmation as well because I now have access to partner site...
Thx Guido
Great to hear!
I received a fairly detailed Email explaining the required tasks to complete registration (mostly payout- and tax details, done!) and the steps required to publish a product to the marketplace.
I suppose you should have received a similar mail.
You should probably enter your tax and payout details now. Took me half an hour and was validated an hour later.

I guess that must be because you apparently have been producing add-ons for FSX since long. Still doesn't explain how they expect to attract completely new developers to their ecosystem, if they basically ignore us, don't even tell what they expect from us in order to consider our application.
Maybe that's the reason, dunno.
I won't complain, but if that's really the reason it'd be...... ehmm......not quite a level field.
 
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