Although Lumia devices tend to garner the most attention on Windows Phone, Samsung comes in second with their occasional ATIV releases, including the recent Verizon ATIV SE. Like Nokia, Samsung makes their own apps for their branded Windows Phones in an attempt to differentiate themselves from the competition.
Today, Samsung has released a new app named ATIV BizCard.
Now that Windows Phone 8.1 is starting to officially rollout for consumers, Bluetooth 4.0 LE enabled devices are a bigger deal. Adidas miCoach is a running and training app for Windows Phone that came out late last year. Initially for Lumia devices it is now available for everyone (though Lumia owners still get exclusive voice packs).
Today, version 220.127.116.11 (up from 1.2.2853.0) is live in the Store and with it a few new options for those on Windows Phone 8.1.
A representative for BlackBerry indicated that the long awaited BBM app beta test for Windows Phone should start sometime on Thursday, even as the messaging app itself has already been updated following its appearance last week in the Windows Phone Store.
UK high-street retailer GAME finally updated its Windows Phone app a few days ago, which enables customers to collect points on their Rewards cards to spend on new games and gadgets. The app was plagued with issues recently, rendering the app useless to the majority of users who simply couldn't get the app to load without crashing on start-up. Thankfully, the development team have addressed said issues in the latest update.
The Nokia Creative Studio photo editing app for Windows Phone Lumia devices just got updated to version 6.0 by Microsoft. While the name of the app remains the same (Microsoft didn't remove the "Nokia" branding this time), it does have a new design along with some additional features.
With the Windows Phone 8.1 update, Microsoft decoupled the music player experience from the operating system to allow frequent updates. While the Xbox Music app is not quite there yet, some independent apps like MusikPlayer have been able to fill the gap and offer a nice alternative to Windows Phone users.
Pocket (www.getpocket.com) is a popular service used by many to save online articles for later reading. The service works through web browser plugins or by manually saving article links into an online repository and organizing them by category. Later, users can pull up those articles when they have a free moment. Although Windows Phone does not have an official Pocket app, it does have some great clients including Pouch.
Today, Pouch 3.0 is live in the Store, and it is worth the download, especially if you are on Windows Phone 8.1. Let's take a look at what is new.
A few weeks ago we discovered apps for Scribd just hanging out in the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store. Turns out that was a soft launch and the company was just getting warmed up. Today these two Universal Windows apps are officially being launched. Read on to get promo code to try out Scribd for three months without spending a dime.
Bungie has no plans to release a Windows Phone version of its Destiny companion app, which will be made available for iOS, Android, and web browsers when its beta officially begins on Thursday, July 17.
We love when official apps get updated for Windows Phone. It's the sign of a healthy and growing ecosystem. Today Fandango is that official app getting updated on Windows Phone. Fandango is one of the most popular online destinations for buying movie tickets. The app allows you to get movie tickets using your Windows Phone. Let's find out what's new in version 18.104.22.168 of Fandango.
Ready for your first look at Tweetium on Windows Phone 8.1? Tweetium is currently one of the most popular Twitter clients in the Windows Store for those on Windows 8.1. Tweetium is being made for Windows Phone 8.1 to be a Universal Windows app. We'll do a video hands-on soon, but wanted to share you a few details with you and let you know how to join the beta.
Someday we might have have an official Tinder app available on Windows Phone. In the meantime, we've got a few unofficial apps from third-party developers. One them, 6tin, has had a turbulent time in the Windows Phone Store so far. It's been disappeared and reappeared a handful of times. As of now, it looks like it might stick around a bit. Today it just picked up an update that adds a feature you won't find in the official Tinder apps on iOS or Android.