Microsoft detail Windows Phone 8 Marketplace, more countries + in-app purchases

Microsoft detail Windows Phone 8 Marketplace, more countries + in-app purchases
Microsoft has announced on its blog some additions to the Windows Phone 8 Marketplace that we have to look forward too. In a nutshell, it will be available in more counties, give developers more ways to make money, and it will be a next generation platform.

First off, the Windows Phone 8 Marketplace will be available in at least 180 counties at launch. Developers in those countries will also be able to submit apps to those markets via App Hub. Too put that in perspective, there are only 63 markets served today and only 38 with App Hub. Microsoft has also released the entire list of markets that will be getting access to the Windows Phone 8 Marketplace and App Hub.

Next, Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 8 would support in-app purchases, which is definitely a huge incentive to developers. The App Hub will also allow give developers the ability to specify specific content, set prices, and chose which countries to make it available in, as well as generate detailed sales reports. Windows Phone 8 will also have a new Company Hub that will be home to custom enterprise apps. The Company Hub will be geared toward developers who specialize in business apps and IT departments that need control over deployment, management, and removal of those apps.

Finally, Microsoft points out that the Marketplace and App Hub have been built from the ground up. Microsoft promises faster publishing and certification times and says that it will now be able to filter apps based on screen resolution and other key characteristics.

Sounds like a lot of good things are coming down the pipe to entice developers to publish for Windows Phone. Microsoft wrapped up the blog post by saying there will be some more important Windows Phone 8 news in the next few weeks.

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10 Comments

1. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

nice man I love it. as long as they keep up the good work they will have my support and money

2. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Which countries are getting the marketplace? Is pakistan included?

3. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

yes Pakistan will have it in windows 8

7. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

no i know the phones will come, but will there be a marketplace for it?

9. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

yes there will be according to the chart

10. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

woops, i didn't check the chart! :P thanks :)

4. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Take my Money Nokia wp8

5. imran_khan0786

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

My also waiting wp8+NOKIA

6. s1ebee

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Was this written by a child?

8. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

No it was written by Charlene S she's a pretty good writer.

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