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New Website and Online Store Coming Soon – Bye Bye Marketplace.. Hello Store

September 12, 2012 2 Comments

Today, Microsoft has finally announced the death of the Marketplace for Windows Phone as they announced a new site and ‘Store’ coming soon. So it is goodbye Windows Phone Marketplace and hello Windows Phone Store.

Microsoft also announced a news section which will be available on the website which shows… news from other WP sources.

The website will also feature some cool ways to browse and find the apps you want/ need.

You just gotta love that Windows Phone 8 goodness on that spotlight page.

The searching also got a nice update and will feature…

  • Find apps even if you make spelling mistakes or typos—for example, “Facebok” instead of “Facebook”.
  • Find similar apps more easily. For example, type “guitar” and you’ll see relevant apps even if they don’t have “guitar” in the title.
  • Finds apps in same genre. Type “health” to see apps related to dieting, exercise, and more

No word on exactly when the changes are coming but they state that they will be starting in  “Australia and New Zealand, and in the weeks ahead gradually working our way around the world.”


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