Publishing WindowsPhone apps compared to "walking barefoot on broken glass".
The found however, that publishing the app to the Windows Phone marketplace itself was not as easy as they had hoped.
In the blog post (which can be found here) they describe the various problems they ran into along the way, such as not being able to publish from various countries, the marketplace not accepting their credit cards and complications regarding the marketplace’s “ridiculous ”morality” standards“.
Other problems they have faced include the horribly slow and glitchy publishing portal (create.msdn.com) and not being able to switch apps from one account to another, a problem which I have ran into myself (apparently, the marketplace simply cannot do it, which is a little stupid in my opinion). Being a developer myself, I have both experienced and heard about far too many problems caused by the Windows Phone marketplace.
Despite all these problems, Toshl got their app onto the marketplace in the end, and if you fancy checking it out, you can find it here.
Luckily, its not all doom and gloom… sort of.
It has been said that Microsoft know that the marketplace and have been working on the ‘marketplace 2.0‘ so to speak. Whether these improvements will come to the Windows Phone 7.x marketplace or if they are reserved for Windows Phone 8 is yet to be seen.
As said in a comment on the blog, what ever happened to ‘developers! developers! developers! developers….”