The official Disqus app has just been updated for Windows Phone 8.1 with added transparency for further Live Tile customization. If you're a fan of choosing your own backgrounds for the Start Screen and like to see most (if not all) of the apps installed support transparent tiles, you can now add Disqus to the list.
Yatra.com is an Indian website dedicated to offering a more convenient way to purchase tickets and book flights online. The website has just released an official app for Windows Phone, pulling down its user-friendly experience to Microsoft's mobile platform. As well as being an official app for Indian consumers, the development team has done an excellent job on the design and overall layout of the Windows Phone app itself.
MobiKwik is a fast growing mobile wallet service in India, allowing users the convenience and security to purchase goods and services on third party merchant websites, recharge prepaid and post-paid mobile, television/DTH, data cards and make bill payments for broadband/landline phones, electricity, gas, and insurance.
Weather apps. Windows Phone has no shortage of them, possibly due to their frequency of use as well as the ability to work with specific data. Regardless, I am always excited to see new ones join the flock, especially if they embrace the Modern design language from Microsoft.
Atmosphere is a wonderfully designed weather app for Windows Phone 8 that has enough features to keep most forecast fans content. The design of Atmosphere is probably its main feature, as it is bold, clean and easy to read. Likewise with the Live Tile, which has one of the better layouts I have seen.
It is that time of year again for the massive Tour de France to kickoff. Starting on Saturday July 5 and ending on Sunday, July 27, the massive cyclist contest has the world watching as each team tries to outpace the rest.
MetroTour is the only app you'll need to follow along. The app has been around since 2012, but this year's version gets a new look with the aid of ToledoDesign, who help developers make their apps beautiful and Modern. Indeed, MetroTour is some visual eye candy in addition to providing all the information you can get your hands on for the Tour de France 2014.
Jumia (jumia.com) is one of the largest online shopping sites in Africa. It was founded in 2012 and has offices in Nigera and Egypt. Think of it as the Amazon or Alibaba of the African continent. They recently launched a Windows Phone app. Find more details and the download link below.
We absolutely love MixRadio, even after the recent removal of the Nokia branding. If you haven't heard of it by now, it's a streaming music service that brings you free, personalized music with no advertising. There are hundreds of handcrafted mixes available, so you might even find new favorite artists.
One of MixRadio's key features is offline mixes. You can save your favorite mixes for offline playback so you can listen even without an internet connection. Want to know how to do it? Head past the break to watch the tutorial.
The Belgium-based cable TV operator Telenet is currently offering a way for some of its subscribers to beta test its upcoming Windows Phone 8 app version of Yelo TV, which lets users watch cable television channels remotely.
ICICI Bank is the second largest bank in India in terms of assets and market capitalization. With a network of 3,539 branches, the Indian multinational bank has a presence in 19 countries.
ICICI Bank launched their mobile banking app – iMobile – last month after a long wait, but have followed it up nicely with a simultaneous platform launch of iTrack, the bank's official deliverable status tracking application.
Xbox Music has been updated! Microsoft is doing good on their word to give the app bi-weekly updates. The last update was two weeks ago and today we're staring at the latest version in the Windows Phone Store. Read on to find out what's in version 184.108.40.206 of Xbox Music.
In the ongoing cat and mouse game between Rudy Huyn and Tinder, it appears Tinder is gaining the upper hand.
On Monday, June 30th Tinder filed a complaint against 6tin over the usage of 'Tinder' in the app description, triggering Microsoft to pull the app. Within hours, however, Huyn had removed the offending language and 6tin was right back on the Store. Now just 48 hours later, 6tin once again bears the "This app is no longer published" moniker on the Store for Windows Phone.
Pushbullet is coming to Windows Phone thanks to an enterprising third-party developer. Pushbullet is a popular product to bridge the gap between your phone, tablet and PC. You can easily share files, links and more from your phone to other devices around you. Let's check out this unofficial app and detail how you can join the beta.
Microsoft is working hard on improving the music player experience on Windows Phone 8.1 ever since they decoupled it from the OS. Although app updates are frequent it never hurts to see what independent developers can bring to the table.
Muzik Player is a new option from Visum Solutions that started as a beta program in our forums. Like OneMusic, Muzik Player is an alternative player that embraces the Modern design familiar to Windows Phone users. Unfortunately, it cannot yet play Xbox Music Pass files that have DRM, but if you own your own music, it is worthy of your consideration.
The onslaught of official apps arriving for Windows Phone continues with prevalent package delivery company UPS Mobile making its debut (the app came out over the weekend).
UPS Mobile lets users manage their packages by tracking them as the UPS system gets updated. Likewise, you can pin individual packages to your Start screen with a Live Tile to keep abreast of their status.
Although the big update for Windows Phone 8.1 users, last night is the fixed Calendar app, this morning we are receiving a few more worthy updates. Most of these even have significant changelogs, making them that more attractive.
Let's take a look at what's new, especially wpTorrent, which hit a pretty big milestone today.
Looking to increase revenue from emerging markets like India, Facebook has announced that it rolling out a new "missed call" ad service that allows users to easily access information from brands and advertisers without incurring data or voice charges.