Windows Phone Marketplace Comes To 19 More Countries, And More

Windows Phone Marketplace

Just a quick heads up guys, Microsoft has added 19 more countries to it’s list of markets where it’s application store, the Marketplace, can be accessed. This number adds up to the existing number of 16 markets, taking the total to 35.

Here’s the list of those 19 markets that have been added:

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan

Seven new developer markets added: Developers from these markets can register for App Hub and submit their applications

  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • South Korea

In the next couple of months, China and India will be added to that list as well. Get going, devs!

There are a couple of really cool additions as well, something that I think are the first for any application store, as far as my memory serves me.

You (developers) can now choose how you distribute your apps. Microsoft has added the ability to –

Beta Distribution: Distribute your apps to a select group of 100 users for a period of 90 days.

Private Distribution: Distribute¬†your apps to any number of users. Apps shared through this channel won’t be discoverable in the Marketplace. You’ll have to use deep links to your app, and share it with anyone you like. Make the app visible to everyone whenever you want.

Exciting indeed.