About the sites

Created in February 2012 (nearly 2 years after Windows Phone launched), the Windows Phone Requests (WP Requests) site addresses a "gap" in the Windows Phone ecosystem. Many companies have publicly stated that they aren't willing to create apps because there is no demand. The problem with this is that it creates a "chicken-and-egg" scenario: There is no demand because there are no apps but there are no apps because there is no demand.

WPRequests solves this problem and gives you a simple place to go in order to find (or add) app requests, vote for requests, and check the status of those requests. It also gives companies a central place they can go to measure the demand for their app on the Windows platform.

The Windows Store Requests (WinStore Requests) site, created in June 2012, fills the same purpose as WPRequests but for Windows Store apps. This time, however, the site launched prior to the Windows 8 release. The idea was to have a forum for app requests in place for the Windows 8 release and give those who were using the preview releases a place to go to request apps early.

Disclaimer

The appRequests sites are moderated and are a voluntary participation-based project. If your submission is not an application request for an official application it may be removed. These sites are not owned, operated, or moderated by any Microsoft employees and are in no way affiliated with Microsoft, the Windows Phone or the Windows teams. I am not employed by Microsoft nor am I an official representative of Microsoft, Windows Phone, or Windows.

Who am I?

I am a Microsoft C# MVP, author, speaker, blogger, independent software developer, and creator of WP Requests and WinStore Requests. You can find out more about me on my public profile.

Credits

This site is HTML 5 compliant and utilizes a responsive design which allows it to correctly scale on all devices. In addition, it's built using the ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework and leverages mobile views to ensure the pages look good on smaller screens and consume as little bandwith as possible by elminating the carousel from the home page.

The styling is accomplished through Bootstrap. The website is hosted on Windows Azure and the request forums are provided by UserVoice.