Engadget updates their app to take advantage of Windows Phone 8
We get it, you like tech news and you don’t only read Windows Phone Central. Sometimes you like to go to other sites. For example, Engadget, who just so happens to have updated their Windows Phone app to be sympatico with Windows Phone 8.
Launched back in March 2004 by Peter Rojas, Engadget quickly became one of the best technology sites around. They continually provide excellent coverage and are definitely on my list of sites I check daily for news coverage outside the Windows Phone bubble. They were one of the first major tech sites to release an app just for Windows Phone, and it was a fairly good app too. The latest update takes it to another level – it’s packing a new beautiful design, faster performance, and Windows Phone 8 features. Like these:
- A non-stop, daily stream of all the news on Engadget, Engadget Mobile, and Engadget HD
- See features, reviews, unboxings, and hands-on coverage as it happens
- Check out photo galleries of the latest gadgets
- Watch streaming video of "The Engadget Show" without leaving the app
- Get quick access to the Engadget Podcast
- Use the in-app option to tip Engadget on breaking news
- Commenting fully supported
- Saving feature to bookmark articles and view while offline
- Integrated mini web browser for viewing web content without leaving the app
- Intuitive and clear interface
Seriously, this is app is amazing for how clean the interface is and responsive it performs. Engadget recently switched to the Livefyre for their commenting system, and it’s fully supported within the app. So you can comment read the comments and add your voice to the discussion at hand. In article support for image galleries is excellent too, click view images and you get a nice view of all the pictures accompanying the post. If you’re a fan of the Engadget podcast you’ll get access to all those episodes as well. Another Windows Phone 8 feature you'll find is support for a double wide tile. Don't think I saw fast app resume or lock screen support though. Edit: I should clarify that the app can be used as a notification on the lockscreen, but can't be used as the lock screen background. Also, Jay pointed out to me that the comments aren't native in the app - instead it is loaded in the browser control.
The latest Engadget update is a winner in our book, you can grab it for free right here in the Windows Phone Store, use the QR code below, or swipe right in our app.
Thanks for the tip Romit M!