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It had been a chaotic week if you had been watching over the Skydrive Backing up App data is against Skydrive API rules saga. This is a critical point because Skydrive API usage is not a part of Windows Phone Application Certification Guidelines but still the T & C says
SkyDrive is not intended to be a free backup solution for applications. Any attempts to use it as such is outside of the intended use of the service and the restrictions present in the API are intended to reinforce this. Any apps that do this are at risk of being rejected from Marketplace, or pulled from Marketplace at a later time.
I guess you get the idea how much chaos it had been as many applications have started using Skydrive for exporting their data, if not settings, in various format.
Luckily, fellow bloggers at WMPoweruser who also raised this question had a reply from Windows Live Program Manager,Dare Obasanjo, who reassured that apps will not be removed for this kind of usage. He said on twitter :
— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) July 25, 2012
Said that even though most of the App developers must be feeling better but we would love to hear it Officially from Microsoft on this.
Said that and with more apps wanting to roll in Skydrive Integration for some kind of data backup, Its high time either Microsoft come up with some idea on standardizing how apps should store data so the data is not cluttered. Actually it will be really cool if Skydrive team can let users decide on what percentage of Skydrive they want to use for apps and allow apps to store data only in that area.