Windows Phone: Did we mention our web-based marketplace?

| May 25, 2011 | Reply

Along with the feature-laden Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) update that is due to hit this fall will apparently come a web-based marketplace for WP7 apps. No clue why it wasn’t brought up during their VIP Preview yesterday, but now it has been unveiled on the Windows Phone Developer Blog.

Just like the Android Market you can browse, purchase and install apps from any web browser.  Purchases are charged to a Windows Live ID-linked credit card and then app will install to the phone Over-the-Air “via SMS or email”. The marketplace will also maintain a customer’s download history to make it easier to reinstall apps.

One feature that this market will include that Android does not is Parental Controls. With Parental Controls, parents can determine which apps their kids access based on ratings or keep them from downloading paid apps.

 

Source: Windows Phone Developer Blog Via: Engadget

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Category: Windows Phone News

About the Author ()

Co-owner and PR guy for GizmoNinja.com. I’m happily married and a father to a wonderful (most of the time) son. I work in the E9-1-1 software/data industry by day and am a tech loving geek in my spare time. I’m interested in all things tech, but am big into Android especially. I dabble in a little of everything – Android development, PC development, web development, etc – but am a master of none (not even close)… But I have fun doing it anyway! =P