Microsoft updates Insider app for Windows Phone 8, preps you for the holidays

Microsoft this morning has managed to give us an early holiday gift in the form of an updated Insider app. For those of you who are new, Insider is a companion app from Microsoft that gives some bonus features to help enhance your phone. It gets updated fairly regularly and actually keeps getting better with each release.

Version 1.0 is now on the Store and it’s a complete re-write of the app for Windows Phone 8, bringing some new features and an updated design. We just took it for a spin and it’s certainly kind of cool…between the wallpapers and holiday ringtones (try the last one, Windows Bells) and the new ability to record your own ringer, we’re impressed. Plus, it’s free.

Here are the new features:

  • Holiday content:  Deck out your phone with holiday wallpapers and ringtones.
  • Record your own ringtone: Record your favorite sound and easily set it as your ringtone.
  • Exclusive ringtones:  5 new ringtones every month.
  • Free wallpapers: Enjoy Bing’s image of the day and Windows Phone fan photos. Submit your own!

There’s also some news (Facebook feed), updates from the Windows Phone Blog, links to some top games and apps and more. Overall, it’s a solid little app and there’s no reason why you not should grab it.

Pick it up in the Store here and check out other Windows Phone 8 apps hereThanks, Kaylin B., for the tip!

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kbreezy104 says:

Nice info im downloading this today

lottidah says:

Very nice. Windows Bells is lovely, but Joyful Dogs is my new ringtone! Lol

expectafight says:

Whoa Daniel, what app do you have that has Baby Cakes from China, IL on the live tile??!! 

expectafight says:

ah, forget it.  I thought you were on another exclusive again. 

j i AmnesiAc says:

Looks like they updated the resolution on the wallpapers as well. In the old version they were 480x800 now they are 768X1280 

Yeah, I JUST downloaded the Insider app yesterday after I got my 920 and wondered why they hadn't updated the resolution.

Says 1.0 for me in the Store.

barry.weston says:

Strange. I'm on a L900, maybe still shows old ver. #'s on WP7?

DaHui623 says:

Could it be that the WP8 version is 1.0? It says 3.0 for me too.

cdbstl76 says:

100 x better than the previous version and I love the option to record!

This app is awesome Daniel, great complement to the windows news I find here.