Aussie app promotes local Windows Phone downloads

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As the Windows Phone Marketplace increases in size, the need for a better search filter becomes more apparent, especially with regards to finding local content. Some Aussie developers and fans of the platform have banded together to address this very issue, and have created an app that serves up tools and games developed locally.


Developed Down Under is designed around Microsoft's Metro UI ethos, so it looks and feels a lot like the WP Marketplace itself. The app points to downloads across a range of genres, and each is surprisingly well filled out, given how new the app is to the Marketplace.

We did find that the app was difficult to dig up using the Marketplace search, so, if you have a Windows Phone, open this article through your browser and follow this link.

Also, if you're an Aussie developer who would like to have their app showcased in Developed Down Under, you have to opt in to be included. Full details about how you can do that are available at

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kalval posted a comment   

Awesome, will be able to find local apps now


iva biggun posted a comment   

This is great news for WP7 to have top billing on Cnet.Thank you Joe for posting this article and thank you Sheeds and Niall for the hard work that you have put in.


ScottS2 posted a comment   

Thanks very much for the mention Joe. We hope your WP7 readers like the App and Dev's continue to support this additional FREE promotion!

Cheers Sheeds.


Joseph Hanlon posted a reply   

Always glad to shine a light on great work by Aussie devs :)


ScottS2 posted a reply   

:) I asked Mary Jo to give it some air time in the US - she wasn't so keen ;) lol

If you hear any news on the Lumia 900 - be sure to hit me up! :D

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