One global Marketplace
I see different posts about marketplace here and their but my suggestion is totally different and for all users and developers benefits.
Current marketplace is based on country location with a lot limitations. Too many apps which is available in one country is not available on other countries. Windows phone users with valid credit card can't purchase apps if their credit card issues in their country and they live in another country for business reasons. There are many reasons prevent people to purchase apps freely and smoothly.
Currently, users do not see valid comments on other country marketplace about an app which may assist them to make decision to purchase or download the app which is available in their marketplace. It is not fair to developers and users, it is not supporting the app in all marketplaces and it will slow the movement and usage of the apps.
We want one marketplace that will be accessed by all windows phone devices users, we want to see all other people reviews and rates, we want o have equal share of apps downloads and purchases.
Everyone have valid credit card can purchase the apps from anywhere in the world it is called globalization.
We would like Microsoft to consider this request to have one marketplace for everyone have windows phone and we want this before the launch of windows phone 8 because I believe it will give more credential for Microsoft to windows phone 7.5 too.
Jakob Strøm commented
Microsoft is a global company! I get it that not all apps are in my own language (danish), but for the love of god, i can read/write/speak english!, and i would never assume that the app i buy, is anything else than english?
Please let me buy US apps.. It doesn't matter if a platform has 100.000 apps, or 1 Million. But an app catalog of aprox. 5000 apps, is simply not enough!
I'm coming from Android, and am loving the OS so far. It has a lot of missing settings and stuff, but it is a beautiful OS.
It would be more beautiful if could buy the apps that i'm currently only drooling over in the US app store...
Phone language also restricts purchases in Store. I have set Country/Region to Finland, but can't get Store in Finnish because can't set Phone Language to Finnish in this Lumia 920 bought in another country where I work. Marketplace should have selections which country-Sore and and languages users want to use buying for applications. For example to get Nokia Maps to phone I have to set location UK which not where I work and live. If location is set to Finland and I type names of apps in Finnish in store search they are not found. Tried also direct links with app name in Finnish that I got from friends to Finnish Store, links provide to Sore in English but can not install apps from there before I change location to UK. Really annoying.
I really agree because there's one app that I really like to download but when I install it, it says it's either not available in my region or my phone is not updated when in fact it's up to date. ^_^
Totally agreed... my original account is set in USA, but I'm in Argentina now... and can't assign my credit card (from Argentina) to it.
This will improve the experience a lot, mainly in the comments and votes on apps.
Living in China for last 10 years but I'm not Chinese nor my credit card (nor I can have a Chinese CC because for a bank I'm a flight risk).... so, how should I pay for the stuff?
If people are not given means to pay for a stuff they do download 'free versions' ; so maybe as a way to fight piracy we should allow people to pay instead of implementing ACTA?
Just a thought...
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Mikko Virtanen commented
And in Finland this causes another problem, about 300k speak Swedish, but have to use the Finnish Marketplace, which is in Finnish. A workaround is to use the Swedish Marketplace, but then you can't buy any apps, because you have a Finnish Bank/Credit card. F-ing annoying.
Yes, it's a nice idea and very important
Because the distribution of the software on as States not fair
We hope this consolidation programs on the one marketplace for all States
I Hope microsoft make one marketplace for to be easy access all app and easy to buy it and rat any app
امل من ميكروسوفت ان تجعلهم ماركت واحد فقط
او ان تجعل كل دولة لها ماركت خاص ولكن يستطيع الكل الدخول علي اي ماركت يختار
راعلي اللوميا 900 المقهور.. commented
يجب توحيد الماركت وإلاااااا بخلي ( عرف المصري ) يدخل في الموضوع ويلعن والدي والديكم يا عيال الكلب..
The difficulty is, many apps don't support every single language, and every country has different laws, licensing, rules, etc.
Its rubbish, but it's always been Microsoft's control. The same problems exist on Android, iOS, Windows, Xbox, Playstation, and most other online platforms.
ترا والله مدري شنو كاتبين في الموضوع بس احتياط يخربيتكم ياماكرسوفت افتحو ماركت بلس --ادري مشكله --بس زهقان من الجهاز مافي عربي مافي ماركت واخبل في نفسي اكروت من المواقع علشان اشتري كم برنامج تصدق ليش قاعد علا الجهاز سوفه اتحول الي ايفون او اندرويد ياخربيتك ياماكرسوفت
ابكون لطيف لوسمحتو ممكن ماركت بلس
افتحو الماركت بلس ياخرا مايكرسوفت. لابو من اسسكم لابو جلب يامايكوسوفت اشتري جهاز واتمنضر في انعل ابوكم ياماكرو سوفت افتحو الماركت
افتحو الماركت بلس ياخرا مايكرسوفت