New Beta and Private applications distribution options coming to Windows Phone 7 Mango Marketplace

Microsoft has just announced during the “Making Money with your Application on Windows Phone” MIX11 session (which is currently still underway) that 2 new methods of distributions are going to see the light of the day alongside Mango later this year. As you can see in the slide above developers will be able to submit applications as part of a Beta program (this was announced last year…), privately or publicly which is the only option right now.

Games published to the marketplace will also have to be rated if they contain violent content and there will apparently be a separate game marketplace hub with parental control system.

Source: SmartyP