Note+ is an interesting, yet simple, app on the Windows Phone Marketplace. What makes Note+ interesting isn't because it has a bazillion features but rather how this note taking app found its way to the Marketplace. How Note+ landed on the Marketplace is also a nice example on how Nokia continues to support the Windows Phone platform and it's community of developers.
The developer, Aälejandro Díazs, resides in the Dominican Republic where the Windows Phone Marketplace support is not available for developers. Díazs, a graphics designer by trade, was impressed with the Metro design of Windows Phone and decided to learn how to code for the platform. It didn't take long for Díazs to develop his first app, Note+, but without a Marketplace presence he had difficulties finding a way to have his work seen.
Díazs then came across an opportunity through Nokia Developer Ambassador Rich Dunbar to get his app published. Dunbar reviewed submissions from developers who have yet to be published on the Marketplace for a chance at a App Hub token. Those selected would be able to register with the App Hub and submit apps to the Marketplace for certification.
Note+ was one of the developers chosen and Díazs found himself with a foot in the Marketplace door. Note+ would eventually pass certification and be published to the Windows Phone on June 29th. ..