Windows Phone 7 has tight integration with Zune software for installing apps on the phone. If you need to view apps, then you need to have Zune installed, but with Windows Phone 7 Marketplace for Windows PC, you can search for any app and then download the app for deployment. This is one application to search the Marketplace application catalogue, download the xap packages and one can deploy any application to a WP7 device or emulator.
There is no listing of the apps using this tool, but you can search for any app using the search bar. Double click on the app title to open the app with the screenshot and the description. The app will list only free apps listed in the market.
- Desktop access for Phone 7 Marketplace
- Background downloader
- Automated deployer
- Deployer application can receive xap files as argument, so it can be associated with xap files to quick deployment
- Windows Phone 7 device (unlocked) or emulator
- Windows PC with Microsoft .NET Framework 4