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Microsoft launches Marketplace Extra website - curated apps hub for Windows Phone

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Microsoft launches Marketplace Extra website - curated apps hub for Windows Phone
To help with the unbearable task of sifting through 35 000 apps on the Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft launched the Marketplace Extra website.

Its subtitle - "In search for great apps" - hints at the goal here. The software giant is aiming to provide curated app listings in several categories, staff picks, category picks, daily tips, links to other "top apps for" articles from third party sites, and post video reviews of popular applications for Windows Phone.

The "New+Pinworthy" list includes eight categories for now - "Foodies", Going out", "Health+Fitness", "News", "Music", "Parents", "Shopping" and "Travelling", covering most consumer bases 

source: Microsoft

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posted on 02 Nov 2011, 10:04

1. snowgator (Posts: 3244; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I am sure this is just another little feature to help get WP on a level with Android and iOS with their market place. Wonder if something like this also helps with attracting developers?

"Do something really, really nice and we will bump you to the new+pinworthy section. Come on, Mr. Deveoper, this is a sweet deal...."

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