Microsoft's web Store for apps and games is now open in
37 new locations around the world.
The new markets are: Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh,
Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo
(DRC), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guinea, Haiti,
Honduras, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi,
Malaysia, Mali, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan,
Paraguay, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia,
Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uganda,
Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The web outlet complements the phone Store, which is
now available in 191 markets worldwide.
Microsoft has recently made app shopping on
WindowsPhone.com easier, with more accurate search
results, new categories, and the addition of
Collections - Microsoft's handpicked guides to the
Store's best apps and games.
Today Microsoft has added to the shop universal search.
Instead of having to go one place to find apps and
another to search for how-to articles, you'll now see
all these search results in one place.
The web Store also now has support for installing apps
via SD card, which many Windows Phone 8 models support.
This option can be useful when a cellular or Wi-Fi data
connection isn't available.
Finally, an improved app reinstallation feature is now
part of My Phone on the website. This feature comes in
handy particularly if you lose a phone or upgrade to
Windows Phone 8. As long as you use same Microsoft
account, you?ll see a Reinstall option beside each of
the apps in your purchase history. This feature is
available for both free and paid apps, which you don't
have to buy again.