Homebrew WP7 Marketplace Begins to Take ShapeApril 1, 2011 No Comments
Microsoft has spoken about building a solution for the homebrew community. We had ChevronWP7 to sideload apps before but phones with NoDo (March Update) canâ€™t use that same application anymore.
The guys over at XDA though aren’t taking that laying down and now are working on bringing an unofficial homebrew marketplace. Developer kuerbis2 has released a new XAP installer and a protocol handler so Zune like links can work.
- In-place update on the phone: In-place update on the phone, e.g. if you already have Version 18.104.22.168 of an app installed on the phone and install 22.214.171.124 an in-place update will performed. No more full “uninstall-new install” cycle required. Your settings, custom files etc. won’t be removed (same as marketplace update)
- Deploy from file or URL: You can either specify a file or an URL. If you enter an URL the installer will automatically download the xap.
- Own protocol “wphome”: Zune’s one-click download for homebrew apps. Automatically install homebrew XAPs with a click on a hyperlink. If you want, you can register the application for the wphome protocol. The application will then be allowed to handle urls like wphome:www.test.com/test.xap and will automatically start as soon as you click on such a link
Letâ€™s see how far this project goes before Microsoft comes knockingâ€¦.Tags: Hack, Homebrew, Marketplace, WP7, XDA-DevelopersApps, News