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WP7applist app now available on the Marketplace

Back in March we mentioned that WP7applist, the unofficial online Windows Phone Marketplace directory, would be getting its own mobile application. The WP7applist website doesn’t play well with Windows Phone’s internet browser, so an app was definitely needed. That app has beaten our application to the punch (if only slightly) as it’s now available on the Marketplace.

The app starts out on a Spotlight page, much like the official Marketplace. More useful is the Discovery page, which links to several categories of apps: all recent changes, just released, app updates, deals & price drops, and apps gone free. It’s a fast and easy way to find deals and other changes. The Most Popular page tracks numerous app categories, including games, news & weather, and more. A Reviews page tracks WP7applist’s handful of reviews. Finally, the Search page allows searches by title or publisher.

Once you’ve located an app that you’re interested in, selecting it brings up WP7applist’s unique App Details page. It contains the usual Marketplace description, screenshots, and user reviews, in addition to the app’s overall popularity rating and a history of its price changes and updates. Click the Get It button and the app seamlessly switches to the real Marketplace page for easy purchasing and downloading.

Oh, it has a Live Tile too that shows current Marketplace app count, number of app updates and new releases in the last 24 hours, updated every hour on the device.

WP7applist for Windows Phone is an incredibly convenient way to learn about new applications and changes in the Marketplace, easily outdoing the official Marketplace in several ways. It doesn’t quite have the full WP7applist website’s functionality yet – there’s no way to keep track of the apps you actually own. But the app is off to a fantastic start and hopefully even more features will come in the future.

The WP7applist application is free and a must-download. Grab it here (opens in new tab) (Zune link) on the Marketplace.

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!

9 Comments
  • I hate to say this but this is the BEST App I have ever Downloaded it is soo good with the live tile that keeps mue up with what is new ..its just awesome...
  • Have to agree it's an excellent way of keeping up to date with apps all in one place. Only thing that annoys me is the US prices being a UK user.Other than that, it's a great app indeedy.
  • Sweet app I just don't like what they did to their logo on the app.Replace it with the one that's on your site guys in the first update. Lets be consistent.Props still for making it because that's one of my favorite sites to check out.
  • Sorry, but I can't find it on the Market, what is the name of it exactly?
  • WP7applist is its name. Lists ok here on a search. (UK)
  • We also link to all apps in our articles. Look at the last paragraph--that works on your computer or phone.
  • It's very slow compared to the stock Market. It seems like it's easier to find the less well known Apps, but it's just SO SLOW.
  • The app is great and the question isn't really directed at it but why is it that I can select things that arn't selectable. Like if you go into the history of an app you can select/highlitht the fact that the app was realeased but selecting it doesn't do anything. I've seen this in a couple apps but it bugs the **** out of me.
  • Check it out... over 19000 apps in Marketplace! (http://wp7applist.com/)