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 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,

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.