Orange Selects, Free Apps and Mango

BirdsongIf you have a Windows Phone and you’re on Orange, you’ll hopefully have heard that they’re celebrating the launch of the “Orange Selects” Marketplace with a free app every day for the whole of July. Today for example, you could enjoy Birdsong, the excellent Twitter client from Red Badger for free.

If, like me, you’re running the Mango beta build on your device, you may find you can’t access the Orange Selects Marketplace – you’ll get an error message saying “We’re sorry, but we can’t complete your request right now…”

Do not fear, you can still get the apps; all you have to do is search. You just need to know the name of the app. You should be able to find out with a bit of “Can I Bing that for you?” or follow me on Twitter or head over to this post on the MSDN Team Blog.


  • - Visit Marketplace on the device and search for the app name.
  • - You’ll see two results – one published as “Orange UK” which should be free for the day. The other you’ll see under the normal publisher name (“Red Badger” in this case).
  • - Select the Orange UK version to enjoy your free app.
  • - Repeat daily until 31st July.