The Windows Phone team blog has an article giving a first look at the Windows Phone 8 Marketplace. WinPhone Marketplace is where Windows Phone users purchase and download apps, games, video and music to their smartphones.
From the article:
…with Windows Phone 8 we’re dramatically expanding our footprint around the globe. Consumers will be able to browse and download apps in more than 180 countries at launch—roughly three times the 63 markets served today. Developers, meanwhile, will be able to submit apps to those same markets via App Hub, up from 38 markets.
That list of supported includes Nigeria. Finally. And about time too. With Windows Phone 8 looking really good, and now support for Nigeria, perhaps I can regain the interest that I lost in Windows Phone not too long ago.
Nigeria being officially supported in the Windows Phone Marketplace means that users based in Nigeria can purchase apps, games, music and video from the store> Hopefully, it should also mean that Nigeria-based developers have better access to submit their apps and make money.
The WinPhone Marketplace already has over 100,000 apps in there, a distant 3rd after Android’s Play Store and ahead of BlackBerry’s AppWorld.