Deal Alert: WPCentral app free for a limited time, celebrating 1 year on the marketplace

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On May 28th last year, following months of hard work, stress over designs and attempts to locate every possible bug, we released v1.1 of the WPCentral app into the marketplace (v1.0 was rejected due to some trademark issues). In no time at all, as a result of the incredible support of you, our readers, we were the number 1 paid app in the news & weather category.

Since then we've steadily released new updates, adding new features, refining the layout and of course listening to you, our trusted reader.

To celebrate our 1-year anniversary, we're happy to report that the WPCentral app is completely free for the next 24-hours (as opposed to the super-low $0.99 it normal fetches for). That's right, if you couldn't rationalize spending the dollar before for the app, your frugal-ness has paid off. Now you can unleash the whole app for $0 and lock that price in forever (depriving poor Jay of some hard-earned lager).

We just want to thank each and every one of you for your support over the last two-years (more so if you count WMExperts)--we really do appreciate it. And don't worry, we have a lot more coming your way both for the app and the site (cough, mid June, cough), so stay tuned and keep sending us your feedback.

Grab the official WPCentral App for free here in the Marketplace. Remember, this is only good for 24-hours starting now.

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Reader comments

Deal Alert: WPCentral app free for a limited time, celebrating 1 year on the marketplace


Thanks guys! I have already paid for my copy. But good for everyone who still have not got the app. Keep up the good work, this is my most used app!

Well said! I use mine 3 or 4 times a day and then checkout the web a few more. Best app hands down on WP7! Congrats guys and gals...if there are any lol

Just goes to show how young WP OS really is and the amount of great potential it has. The first app I bought when I got my first WP was WPCentral.

Woah thank you for the app unlock guys. Love the app and pays off checking it daily huh? =) keep up the great work!

Thx!!! I was planning to buy when i get my credit cards.. And this came along.. Tq.. I guess there is perks for visiting every day..

Wow, just downloaded the app without even knowing it was free only for a limited time...talk about perfect timing =D

Happy Anniversary!! Let's hope this time next year we'll be wishing you happy 2nd from a WP8 devices :-)

Well that's a nice way to celebrate. I really like wpcentral. You guys do a great job like already precentral did. Just continue ur great work. And congrats to the one year.

Happy anniversary! This is great! I couldn't buy it before because Microsoft won't let me change my Live ID region to link a credit card -.- Love the app, its very well done :)

This is the 1st app that I purchased on my first Windows phone (Lumia 900). Awesome app!!
Great work Jay Bennet, for an amazing app and keeping on top of things, constantly trying to make it even better.
Thanks guys, you all do a awesome job.

This site is the best, always givin away things to make WP7 that much better for us. Love the App now I do not have to use IE all the time.

Jay, I feel there's no need to wrap it up in colourful language. This is all I have to say: you have created the best news app for Windows Phone. You're the only one who has been able to execute on background loading, a great live tile and a fantastic interface.

My #1 go to app which I gladly paid 99c for and would have been happy to pay more. I use it several times a day, at least! Kudos to the team and to Jay for a remarkable app.

Thanks Jay and wpcentral crew. This was the first app I paid for my verizon trophy. It was well worth the .99c and yes I to am one of the many people who woud have paid a lot more. I use it this app when I 1st get up and it's the last one I check at night. Sometimes it even wakes up but it still is my go to app no matter what. Can't wait to see what's coming next.

Jay, please please please share with us the difference you get in downloads between the paid &free periods. (if you don't want to share numbers just a % would be really interesting) cheers.

Nice one guys, I really enjoy wpcentral, it has a place on my pinned apps.

But, please, pleeeeaase look over the grammar before you create a post, it just makes it look unprofessional.

This app was one of the first app I bought I love it and am happy u guys r giving back to ur readers the same people that support u guys day in n day out

Wishing you guys a happy 1 year and hope there will b billions more years to follow love this website and love the awesomeness of windows phone

This is one of those apps that you wouldn't regret spending even $5 on. Congrats on anniversary and keep up the great work.

Excellent! Love Wpcentral! Its one of the pages i access everyday, along with Facebook, Twitter and my email. Thank you

Happy Anniversary. I have had the app. since it was 1st introduced to the Marketplace. It is a beautifully designed & executed app. Well done Jay & the WPCentral team. Great site for all the latest Winphone info.

I've actually bought this app twice! I've got my cousin to finally get this app....of course at the free price

Thanks for making it free today!   And thanks for the great community here.
BUT - what kind of scanner do I need to be able to use that tag???   None of the 3 I have work (Red Laser, AT&T's, Esponce).
Thanks again.

Free ? Meh, it shouldn't be. With the work that goes into this app, they deserve all the money they can get. Many wp7 users,like myself, would be lost without their daily reviews, news and shopping tips.Pay them MORE. P.S happy b'day to U all.

A feature I really want to see in a future update is for the app to cache the comments as well.  Right now, only the article is cached for offline viewing, but even the WMPowerUser app already has this feature so that both the article and the comments are stored for offline viewing. 
I tried the "Save to Offline List" option of WPCentral, but don't get the point of it.  The app already caches all the loaded articles so what's the point of saving it?  And it doesn't even save the comments either.
Am I the only one who really wants this feature?

At the moment comments are not downloaded when the entire article list is to save on both bandwidth and processing time (100+ comments does take a little time to prepare). If we were to transfer comments at the same time as articles it would put additional load on the servers as well, considering users may never read the comments we decided it was an operation that could wait until a user taps the article in question. I will look at if it is possible to cache these comments some way, but it also means the size of the cache in memory will increase. All of this needs to be considered to keep the app as responsive as possible

I go to the website everyday, so I wasn't really worried about getting the app. Now I should have paid for this app. Its excellent. Good job and Happy Birthday

Fantastic. Happy first year. Couldn't have been in the known without you guys. Best $0.99 I spent all year long :)

Y'all are well worth the $0.99 ! No problems here with paying for it! In fact, how can I give you more money? ;)

aww man.... So, with yesterday being Memorial day in the USA, I didn't do my usual check of WPCentral, and now when I tried to access the link, it's back to $.99.  :(  (I've still got the free version, and it is still a great app.)

Been trying to download the app from the marketplace (UK) still showing as a paid app.  Been trying to download for 24hrs.  Been checking every hour. Looks like I'll stick with the free app which is still good.

man, I check this site every day and the one day I dont. I miss out on this deal.... WTF..
Come on give it another day for us long time readers who just missed the holiday....