There is not exactly a huge home brew community in Windows phone 7, likely because jailbreaking is a chore, but probably also because the benefits are not exactly clear.
ZeBond on XDA-Developers aim to give users a reason to developer-unlock their device by creating a repository for homebrew apps, so users will be able to find and install non-marketplace apps more easily.
The desktop app will not unlock handsets itself â€“ users will either need official developer-unlocked handsets or find another way.
The app at present features:
- Ability to deploy XAP packages to the connected device.
- Ability to check linked repositories for updates. [in development]
- Categorize repositories for easy navigation.
- Provide a repository directory, where users can check existing repositories without the need to search for those.
- Package search (from the client). [in development]
- Featured packages (for promotional purposes).
- Decentralized package storage – each package can be stored in a separate location, and as long as it is linked in the repository (with the correct URL), it can be downloaded.
- Perform OS version checks before installation to ensure compatibility. [in development]
Read more about the app at XDA-Developers here.