closes its doors

Prior to Microsoft launching it's Marketplace web browser, most of us relied on third party websites to browse through all the Windows Phone apps. One of the first (if not the first) such site was (opens in new tab). It was a great resource and we have just learned that the site was shut down as of February 6, 2012.

Paul Willen, the sites creator, has posted a brief message on the site explaining that since Microsoft has launched their own Marketplace website, the task for has been fullfilled.  All is not lost though.  Willen will now focus his efforts to a new website focused on the Windows Phone Community, (opens in new tab).

We'd like to wish Paul the best in continuing his efforts to support and promote Windows Phones in the Netherlands and on the web.

Thanks, hd7guy, for the tip!

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • I remember using that site early on, it was cool. I am glad his other site is doing well.
  • I agree with you. I wish them the best morving forward.
  • They did the best and achieved their goal. Which is great. :) Nice job. Been using it since the start of Windows Phone.