Windows Phone Marketplace coming to six new markets around the globe
These new rules are in place to govern the content that can be accessed via the Marketplace in those markets. Apps will not be able to make alcoholic or religious references, refrain from sexual or bathroom humor as well as showing people in revealing clothing or sexually suggestive poses and avoid simulated or actual gambling. The new rules will surely keep plenty of existing apps from being accessible in these areas.
There is no word on when the Windows Phone Marketplace will go live in those markets so keep checking back for any further updates.
1. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
good rules but why they block religious apps?
2. JGuinan007 (Posts: 659; Member since: 19 May 2011)
cause religion is worse than porn it can corrupt young fragile minds
3. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 266; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)
depends on how you raise those young fragile minds, if you raise them to be balanced, they will turn up fine!
@ Doc btw, windows market is full of religious applications
4. JGuinan007 (Posts: 659; Member since: 19 May 2011)
But MS dosen't want bad PR if people in say Indonesia get really POed about a Bible app or Torra app found on their kids phones to avoid any of that they just ban all of it
9. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 266; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)
if the act done by Microsoft was to prevent clashes between people, I support it...many people are not mature enough to hear others opinions, or even respect each other and know where to draw the red lines
5. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
Technology and money can give you happiness and comfort, but no true heart satisfaction. Sorry, your comment shows how corrupted your mind is.
6. JGuinan007 (Posts: 659; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Come on there is no need to try to insult me by saying my mind is currupted when I'm trying to help you understand why religious apps are banned in those particular markets if you want religious apps change your country for windows market to U.S. where they are free to have any religious apps they want.
If you don't like the answer don't ask the question
7. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Maybe it has something to do with those countries being conservative countries with different religious affiliations. Indonesia and Malaysia are Muslim countries. Argentina, Peru, and the Philippines are Catholic. Don't know the predominant religion in China but probably has communism as its religion, which makes it conservative too.
8. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 266; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)
Communism is more of a system rather than a religion...
I don't recall whether Lenin or Marks said "not every communist is an atheist"
11. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Yeah right. It's a system, it's an ideology, it's whatever, it's a way of life and philosophy, at least that's what their government wants to impose on everyone. In my book that's a religion. By the way, atheism (denial of God's existence) is a way of life and philosophy so therefore is also a form of religion.
10. JGuinan007 (Posts: 659; Member since: 19 May 2011)
It's an ideology that doesn't really tolerate religion
12. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Intolerance of other religious beliefs is also present among religious zealots. Just because communism does not tolerate other religious beliefs, other than its own, does not prove it's not a religion. In fact, precisely because it is exclusive of other religious beliefs, gives it the characteristic of a religion.