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Windows Phone Marketplace coming to six new markets around the globe

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Windows Phone Marketplace coming to six new markets around the globe
Six new markets around the globe will soon have access to the Windows Phone Marketplace as developers can begin to publish their apps while they wait for it to go live. The six new markets are Argentina, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru and the Philippines. The addition of these six markets raises the total to 41. For those who try to publish applications in one of these newly added areas there are some new rules to follow

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.

source: wpcentral

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posted on 05 Jan 2012, 20:59

1. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


good rules but why they block religious apps?

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 21:27 3

2. JGuinan007 (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 May 2011)


cause religion is worse than porn it can corrupt young fragile minds

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 21:34 1

3. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; 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

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 22:18 3

4. JGuinan007 (Posts: 627; 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

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 00:07

9. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; 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

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 22:22 1

5. drahmad (Posts: 478; 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.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 23:10 2

6. JGuinan007 (Posts: 627; 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

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 23:27

7. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; 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.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 00:03

8. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; 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"

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 00:42

11. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; 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.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 00:30 3

10. JGuinan007 (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 May 2011)


It's an ideology that doesn't really tolerate religion

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 00:48

12. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; 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.

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