Thursday, May 26, 2011

A new web based Windows Phone Marketplace coming later this year to India & other countries with Mango

A Web-based Windows Phone Marketplace will be coming later this year with the public availability of Mango. This was blogged by Todd Brix -
Senior Director, Windows Phone Marketplace.


The Web version of Marketplace will launch with the new OS later this year and give customers another vehicle for discovering your great apps and games. And as a Windows Phone developer, you get all of the added visibility with no extra work.  Just as on the phone, customers will be able to browse the full catalog, view screenshots, read application details and reviews and choose from all of the supported languages for that app. This offers customers another way to more thoroughly and confidently browse your apps from the comfort of their PC’s web browser. With the Web version of Marketplace, we will also have more placement areas in which to provide featured apps with extra visibility and merchandising possibilities.


Apart from those details, here’s some more info – This marketplace will be expanded from 16 at present to 35 markets where Marketplace will be operational that includes India, Japan, Korea, Brazil . So more developers, more consumers. (Source: Matt Bencke – GM Developer Ecosystems on Channel9 )

So watch out for Web Windows Phone Marketplace along with Public Mango updates.

UPDATE : Here’s a list of countries where with Mango, Windows Phone Marketplace will expand from 16 to 35 countries where both app submission and app purchase will be supported locally -


Adding with Mango

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA

Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Japan, Korea (South), Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan

“In addition, Windows Phone Marketplace now supports app submission in China, Israel and Luxembourg. For those countries that are not yet locally supported by Marketplace, we continue to expand the Global Publisher Program we announced in early March. Today, developers in 69 Middle Eastern and African countries can submit applications via Yalla Apps. App Port supports 13 countries in East Asia. APPA Market is available to developers in 19 central European countries. And both Device7 and MTel service China.”

For more details please check

 Windows Phone Marketplace on the Web for Mango

Developer News: Beta Mango Tools Available Today

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