Windows Marketplace Available in 6 More Countries

Microsoft is looking to expand the reach of Windows Phone by expanding the Marketplace to six new countries, including China, Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru and the Philippines.

Right now the application process is only open to global application developers who are interested in releasing localized apps within these countries, with local app developers being able to join at a later date. Some localized markets such as China, Indonesia and Malaysia have special restrictions regarding what sort of content their apps can contain. Things that are forbidden include:

  • People in revealing clothing or in sexually suggestive poses
  • Religious references
  • Alcohol references
  • Sexual or bathroom humor
  • Simulated or actual gambling

Violation of these rules could lead to a refusal from being published in the local app store, so local developers will have to be extra careful when considering the content they are publishing.

[via IntoMobile]

 


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