Windows Phone Marketplace App Categories

Microsoft has finalized the list of categories of apps it will offer on its Windows Phone Marketplace. App categories organize applications so that users can more easily find what they are looking for.

For Windows Phone 7, there will be 16 categories and 25 sub-categories:

  1. Books & Reference: eReader, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reference
  2. Business
  3. Entertainment
  4. Finance
  5. Games: Action & Adventure, Board & Classic, Card & Casino, Family, Music, Puzzle & Trivia, Shooter, Sports & Racing, Strategy, Xbox Companion
  6. Health & Fitness: Diet & Nutrition, Fitness, Health
  7. Lifestyle: Community, Food & Dining, Out & About, Shopping
  8. Music & Video
  9. Navigation
  10. News & Weather
  11. Photo
  12. Productivity
  13. Social
  14. Sports
  15. Tools
  16. Travel: City Guides, Language, Planning, Travel Tools

When you submit your app to Marketplace you can choose from one of those categories. Apps can only be placed in one category.

(via Windows Phone Secrets)