We’re all sick of the several spam and look alike apps on the Windows Phone Store that not only bring down the quality of the store, but also make searching for the authentic apps, a a daunting task. Microsoft, it seems, is aware of the issue too. Here’s what the company had to say to a developer’s query:

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According to this reply, Microsoft’s new algorithms should take into accounts things like the app’s rating, the number of times it’s been pinned and unpinned to the Start Screen and the totall times it has crashed, while ranking it in the Store. The company’s earlier system used to put more emphasis on the number of downloads.

We don’t know as to when the new algorithms will jump into action, but it’s for certain that they will help developers with quality apps rather than those trying to make a quick buck or two.