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Essential Windows Phone 7.5: Application Development with Silverlight by Shawn Wildermuth

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11. The Marketplace

So you’ve put your sweat and tears into an amazing idea that will revolutionize the way people use their phones; or you just created a cool app that outputs sounds of human flatulence. Either way you want to share your creation with the world. How do you go about it?

What Is the Marketplace?

The Marketplace (or the Windows Phone Marketplace) is where phone users can download and/or buy applications. On the phone an app called “Marketplace” lets users browse, download, and optionally buy applications that developers have written. The Marketplace is one of the main hubs on the phone, so it encourages users to look around and find applications (as shown in Figure 11.1).

Figure 11.1. The Marketplace

The Marketplace is segregated ...

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