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Windows Phone forums can help both promote your app and connect with users for beta testing. This article provides a list of sites/forums sorted by country, language, and what sort of review/promotion is possible.

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Created: influencer (12 Nov 2013)
Last edited: influencer (18 Nov 2013)

Introduction

Developing a great Windows Phone App is (relatively) easy, but promoting your app in order to get your efforts rewarded is less simple. The best form of promotion is it be featured by Microsoft in the WP Store, but unfortunately Microsoft only considers apps that have enough good reviews already (see How to get your app promoted in the Windows Phone Store).

One other possibility is to 'buy' a promotion campaign in the DVLUP developer rewards program. You pay for your campaign with points you can earn by fulfilling challenges, answering quizzes or winning competitions.

One of the best ways to self-promote an app is to announce your app and its updates in Windows Phone user forums. Some sites will additionally review your app (for free, or paid) or post app information as a site review.

The big English language sites/forums like WPCentral are the best known, but local-language sites can also be extremely effective, especially for testing and promoting local-language app variants.

This article provides a list of useful Windows Phone forums that allow announcements or help in testing/promoting apps. The tests are sometimes subject to costs and always can contain criticism. Feel free to add new sites you've found useful, or to add a comment to the article if you find that some site is no longer suitable.


Forums List

Name Country Language Free reviews Paid reviews Forum announcements Remarks
WPCentral US English ? ? X
WMPowerUser US English ? ? X
1800PocketPC US English X X - Seems to be inactive lately
PocketPC.ch Switzerland German X X X
WParea.de Germany German ? ? X
Windows Smartphones Forum Germany German ? ? X
USP-Forum.de Germany German ? ? X
MonWindowsPhone France French ? ? X
WindowsBlogItalia Italy Italian ? ? X
WindowsPhoneITALY Italy Italian ? ? ?
WP7.nl Netherlands Netherlands ? ? X
WP Hermes Greece Greek ? ? ?
Winphoneviet Vietnam Vietnamese ? ? ?
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