After having my questions at MIX regarding content dismissed, I of course went to the source at http://developer.windowsphone.com and read up on the content policy for Marketplace Applications. Here are the things that stood out to me.
- No sex, nudity, nipples or buttocks (it actually says buttocks). This will make many apps impossible to create. If nothing else, the 4chan image browser won’t be possible to do. Even though there are lots of good high resolution images on 4chan, there sure are a lot of buttocks as well.
- No people on fire. What? This is a part of the excessive violence clause. Although few applications will take issue with this, there are quite a few games that’ll never be made because of it.
I hope the content policy won’t prevent people from making good applications. We’ll just have to wait and see until Christmas.