Friday, June 11, 2010
Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone News" @ 04:00 AM
"Also published are the application certification requirements that applications must meet to be allowed in the Marketplace. Just as with the Windows Mobile Marketplace, no porn or sexually suggestive content is allowed. Microsoft is clearly seeking to avoid the controversy that Apple faced when it yanked porn from the store. Microsoft still hasn't committed to offering any alternative way of loading applications. Businesses wanting their own privately developed, privately deployed software will still have to go via Marketplace. Their programs will still be private, but as things stand, there won't be any mechanism for cutting out the middleman."
Sorry to dash your thoughts of Microsoft as the "cool dude that's down with dirty pictures" - They won't allow pornographic apps in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace. But do we really need that anyway? As many have said, most smartphones already have the best porn application out there - a web browser. So is this all just a bunch of smoke porn-loving journalists keep resurrecting with Win Phone, Apple, and others? I mean, how shocking is it that a major corporation wouldn't want offensive content displayed on it's service?