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Browse Windows Phone 7 Marketplace from Desktop PC

Posted by techhackz-admin Friday, March 11, 2011


eried @ XDA released a nice application which lets you browse the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace from your computer. Using Windows Phone 7 Marketplace for Windows PC you can search the marketplace and deploy apps directly to your Windows Phone 7 device. Version 1.6.3 was released recently and provides some enhancements and fixes.

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace for Windows PC provides the following features:

  • Desktop access for Phone 7 Marketplace
  • Background downloader
  • Automated deployer
  • Deployer application can receive xap files as argument, so it can be associated with xap files to quick deployment

You can find some screenshots of Windows Phone 7 Marketplace for Windows PC below:


This application requires an unlocked Windows Phone 7 device, you can find more information about how to unlock / jailbreak your Windows Phone 7 device @ How to Jailbreak Your Windows Phone 7 Device.

You can find the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace for Windows PC changelog below:

v1.6.3 (released 2011-02-11)

  • New context menu from the search results
  • Quick actions available without opening the details (F12 and Ctrl+F12, quick deploy to emulator and device)
  • Main window size is now remembered
  • Small internal changes and corrections
  • Fixed a bug in the downloader, when download was aborted

v1.6.2 (released 2011-02-09)

  • Fixed a bug in tile view mode and list view mode
  • Addressed a suggestion to append the version number when saving the xap file (configurable by settings)

v1.6.1 (released 2011-02-07)

  • Fixed a problem showing thumbnails in some machines due a hardcoded path
  • Columns are draggable and clickable now (to allow user to sort results)
  • Minor changes

v1.6 (released 2011-02-05)

  • Search tool now shows screenshots for applications
  • Minor changes (alt- shortcuts, etc)
  • Xap files association was (still) not configured properly by the setup

v1.4.6 (released 2011-01-26)

  • Fixed problem when getting xap info
  • Fixed deployment problem with some licensing issues (when the deployment fails and the user clicks retry)
  • Minor visual changes
  • Deployer SmartPatching functionality will not be released until next version
  • Standalone xap deployer package will not be released anymore

v1.4.1 (released 2011-01-19)

  • Deployer now supports built-in Windows 7 taskbar progress indicator
  • Xap files association was not configured properly by the setup

v1.4 (released 2011-01-15)

  • Minor change in the way Marketplace deploys xap files, standalone deployer is now used
  • Automatic retry when deployment fails
  • Minor general fixes
  • Setup program available now

You can get more information about Windows Phone 7 Marketplace for Windows PC @

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