Jun 20, 2012

Windows Phone Marketplace, Localized

Access over 34,000 local and global top apps and games at your fingertips

Filipino consumers and developers can finally access local and global top apps and games as the Philippines is one of 28 new consumer markets where Windows Phone Marketplace has recently been made available.

Being localized, Windows Phone Marketplace apps is now being price in Philippine Peso and fitted to the local market scenario. Filipino apps will also be given priority having direct impact in the locality. Among the local apps available are the useful MMDA for WP, ABS-CBN News for real-time updates on local news, weather app Storm Tracer, and other games and fun apps like XMT PhotoMagic.

As a result of efforts geared towards strengthening local developers, there has been a significant increase in the number of new apps published every day. Through the opportunities offered by the Windows Phone Marketplace, more local developers will have the chance to create exciting apps that would suit the Filipino consumers’ needs and taste.

The expansion of the Windows Phone Marketplace into the Philippines coincides with the launch of the formidable range of Nokia Lumia smartphones. Operating on the Windows Phone platform, the Nokia Lumia devices will open the door to new price points and customer segments in the already phone-savvy Philippine market.

There are currently over 34,000 local and global apps available for download on Marketplace. If you are a new Windows Phone user, simply activate your smartphone with a local Windows Live ID (Hotmail.ph) and you can download free apps or purchase paid apps from Marketplace with your local credit card. Activation is just as easy for existing users. You can get a new local Windows Live ID, reset your phone, and reactivate to gain access to the local Marketplace. Among the thousands of apps available on Marketplace are the universally popular Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Foursquare and virtual storage app SkyDrive from Microsoft.


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