Microsoft’s Windows Phone Web Marketplace went live on Tuesday.
The web Marketplace is now available to Windows Phone 7 users to discover and purchase applications from within a browser. Windows Phone users will be able to purchase applications and have them charged against the credit card already linked to their Windows Live ID. The Web Marketplace will send an over-the-air SMS or email to Windows Phone devices with a link to the purchased application to make it easy for end users to retrieve their purchases.
Microsoft previously unveiled the Web Marketplace earlier this year. The company is expected to open up various slots for marketing purposes with Windows Phone developers. WPCentral notes that the redesigned web portal can be accessed in Germany or the U.S. and it appears Microsoft is still readying parts of the Marketplace.
Microsoft’s Bing visual search is expected to be updated too. Consumers will be linked straight to the web marketplace on their PC from Bing. Microsoft has also added social buttons to each application listing, making it easier for consumers to share the applications they enjoy.
The Windows Phone Web Marketplace is available immediately at windowsphone.com.