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Nokia Lumia 820 Giveaway

United Kingdom, here's your chance to win a Nokia Lumia 820 (Reminder)

Just a quick reminder, if you're in the United Kingdom and are interested in winning a Nokia Lumia 820, you only have a few more hours to enter the Expansys/Windows Phone Central giveaway.

We have gotten our hands on (courtesy of Expansys) a red Lumia 820, a wireless charging pillow, and a set of Bluetooth Monster headphones to give away.

All you need to do to enter is:

  1. Live in the United Kingdom
  2. be a registered member, which you can do here.
  3. post in the comments below what local app you'd like to see come to the Windows Phone Store.  It could be a UK banking app, retailer app, or anything that would make life more covenant in your neck of the woods.

We'll shut things down at midnight on Thursday, May 9th and randomly draw one winner shortly there after. Again, you need to be a UK resident to qualify.  Good luck everyone!



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mangoose says:

Got to be BBC iPlayer and HSBC bank.

Parktreeone says:

If we're talking about the land of make believe then I would LOVE to see an app for my local theatre, The Steven Joseph. To be able to see what's on and book tickets, as well as showing a virtual ticket would be great

There are quite a few. I'd like to say BBC iPlayer...but then web compatibility is on its way for that (with a stand alone app, I'm sure, not too far behind). On a similar vein, I'd love to see the other main TV channels follow suit with their catchup services. I'd also say an HBOS app, but looking through the comments, this would hardly be a unique one.

sinaplenty says:

If proper native podcast support counts as an app that would be by far and away my top choice.  If not, has to be an official (or just decent) BBC news/iplayer app.
Edit...although an official Youview app would be very welcome too!

I Spiritus I says:

Official HBOS Bank of Scotland would be great!


Three UK app
Virgin Mobile
Virgin apps
Vodaphone app
uk carrier apps
Carphone warehouse app
Phones4u app
london oyster app
london transport apps
essex cares app

kalo88 says:

There is already a three app made by Ian Morland. If it's anything like the Ovivo app he made it will be brilliant!! He also did one for Giffgaff

gjdj93 says:

I would love to see a BBC iPlayer app, an official BBC news app, and also an Asda online homeshop app :-)


oh i forgot
Argos app
Waitrose app

andrewkeith5 says:

I would love to see apps for Barclays and Metro Bank, and maybe apps for more loyalty programmes but more than anything Id just like to see contactless payments properly supported....

Murphy1981 says:

VisitScotland App

CarteBlanche says:

Ulster Bank app, shouldn't be difficult as there is an RBS and Natwest app already!

I'd love BBC iPlayer or Sky Go, they'd make slow train journeys a lot more bearable!

guyverl says:

Hsbc mobile banking app

Barclays  Mobile Banking app

HSBC APP or an uk voice update to the system! Its called motorway not highway please kind sir

mafu6 says:

An Iceland App 

pLUSpISTOL says:

Isle of Man Bank! ;) I'd settle for any TV apps like iPlayer or Sky though!

vloads says:

BBC iPlayer app

AndyGriff says:

An official BBC News app.  (The BBC never even acknowledged my complaint about the manner in which they enforced the withdrawal of that third-party one, so there must be one coming...right?)

Big Supes says:

HSBC Banking

Mungo612 says:

BBC App.
I've missed Luarence Gripper's one

Bogglewoffin says:

It would be great to see a Tate app for all the art lovers out there

Barclays banking app please!

Paul Mellett says:

Gotta be Barclays, they have the worst mobile banking site so an app would be perfect but something different and better than the iPhone/Android apps...maybe incorporate contactless payment though it/the phone.

tbatch6 says:

smile, online banking app  + all the BBC apps would be nice. 

trurascalz says:

I would Love a Lovefilm app! ( And maybe the lumia 820 :p )

RayWP says:

Lloyds TSB app would be good although I live in Scotland and we're being transferred to Lloyds TSB Scotland and then to a new bank or something (to do with terms of the bail out for the banks, I don't fully understand it all :s). Or Sky Go :)

A flash player app.

SwiftReader says:

Barclays banking app.
Official BBC news app
paper (especially for windows 8 tablets)

kalo88 says:

+1 to iplayer and instagram (I don't use instagram it but it would attract a lot of people)

Lloyds TSB banking app would be sooo helpful, but im loving my windows phone after switching from iphone for the last 5 years, never ever thought that would happen :)

Lloyds mobile banking app & a Dream Team fantasy football app

Lloyds mobile banking app & a Dream Team fantasy football app

I would love a taste card app, (have emailed them to request it and they said they would consider it if they have enough request).

olivermills6 says:

A Sky Go app is a must, I can't believe it's been so long and still isn't here!

An official network rail app that shows current delays etc not just schedule

Sharpmango says:

The Economist. One of the best British newsweeklies and what i miss most after leaving Android.

Locally a Yorkshire Bank app would be awesome and a stagecoach and national express app. A data counter like i had on Lumia 800 is an essential can't believe there isn't one. And they keep saying it's coming but BBC iPlayer is a must must must!

llsteviej says:

I'd like to see the Sky go app or a Halifax banking app

LeeMasta says:

Virgin Media Tivo app would be pretty useful.

Seth Hanisek says:

I would love a Santander banking app, as well as a SKY go app.

BradCantona says:

Barclays banking app first and foremost, but there really should be an EE usage app too

freerider189 says:

Cineworld app complete with the ability to buy tickets with the 10% off for prebooking

thirstynomad says:

a combined transport app that links buses and train nationwide, ideally one that links to the sat nav / mapping directions

Jamdot says:

Nokia Transit?

emiin says:

Lloyds TSB app.

Jamdot says:

GREGGS the Bakery app so I can stare at all the pies, with a metro UI.

adesonic says:

hsbc mobile bankng app

Hernan69 says:

...and the BBC news app PLEASEEEEEEEE

wasli says:

Lloyds and Barclays banking apps

London_Lad says:

Barclays app. 
And a BBC news app to boot would be nice.

neelthakerar says:

HSBC Personal Mobile Banking. 

Tictac1977 says:

Rbs app for customers in England as current one only for Scottish customers

Tezler says:

Without sounding too greedy and in no order :)
HSBC banking app
Sky Go (they currently should advertise as on Apple products, and not mobile)
PaddyPower (i see no gambling apps, hoping they're not prohibited)
PKR Poker
BBC iPlayer

MrBinny says:

I really want to see Data Sense in the app store... ASAP!!!

AlanUK78 says:

Grindr please!!

AlanUK78 says:

Or Barclays!!

jayabarker says:

SkyGo would be amazing

klcow says:

There is a very long list!!! here are just a few of them:MyEE (seriously, expensive 4G but no app to monitor usage!!), BBC iplayer, 4oD.

James Nikel says:

BBC IPlayer and 4od would be awesome

snpg says:

Google Now.  Then we'd be on a level playing field with IOS and Android.

mutz_77 says:

Official BBC iPlayer app please!!

LiLCLEMO says:

A virginmedia anywhere app like the one on iphone

Warren Dance says:

Lloyds TSB, I cant believe we've got this far without all major banks releasing an app in our store. Love to WPCentral team!

Rob Morgan says:

British Telecom Smart Talk application to make calls on your home tariff from any Wi Fi connection (same as iPhone and Android apps which are excellent)

First Direct would be very handy

AraknidX says:

Banking apps look to be a popular request on here so let me add to the pile. An official Lloyds TSB app would be fantastic and definitely needed!

Craigmarc82 says:

Bank of Scotland app

taras uk says:

similar one to SymDVR on Symbian, teamviewer. Thanks

Tamus1 says:

Would deffo want Barclays Banking app.

ukman152 says:

I know iPlayer is on its way so I'm going to say a Lloyds TSB banking app would be very helpful.

I'd like to see the Tesco app get more feature-parity with it's iOS sister and a TFL Oyster app.

zeekhan786 says:

Definitely a Lloydstsb banking app. Its so much of a pain logging in to the full website everytime i want to keep track of my finances. I use online banking a lot and Lloyds is my bank of choice. I would also love to see an app which incorporates calendar contacts and navigation. As a driving instructor prevouosly i used navigation on my Lumia 800 all the time but when running late it was illegal to use my phone to text the pupil and let them know. The way i see it, the phone knows how long it will take to reach my destination and it knows who I'm going to see through the calendar appointment. It should be able to offer me the option to text my pupil, or in other situations the other members of the meeting, to let them know ill be late at one touch which is then not illegal =D.

an idea i had in that job which can be applied across many situations but i have no knowledge to create it. If someone did or if Nokia/Microsoft merged the three apps Id be well chuffed.

AndyCalling says:

I would love the Pure Connect internet radio service to be connected. Being a British company, they offer all the BBC content as well as less well known UK audio. Lots of over seas stuff as well. What's more, I could buy tracks directly through my bedside radio and listen to them on my Lumia 820 over the bus WiFi on the way to work. Solves the lack of podcasts available to UK WP8 users too, as Xbox Music has none available in the UK. Being British, Pure Connect has loads of Doctor Who podcast content (unlike most other services) which we can all agree would be an essential boon in this 50th anniversary year (well done Mr Moffet and Mr Davies). This app also gives us live radio which helps cover for the lack of FM. The Pure Connect app would be the ideal partner to the Lumia 820 for the UK. iPhone & Android only right now though.

HSBC Mobile Banking app.
Strava would be nice too

LoveFilm Instant Streaming :)

Halifax banking app & Sky Go :)

First Direct app, O2 app and a BBC News app with live tile support like the one Gripper made!

SnailUK says:

I'd like to see a Barclays app. Or Lovefilm.

Tahiti Bob says:

Argos and official HotUKdeals

Channel 4OD, Skygo, Channel 5 Demand, ITV player, BBC Player, DropBox, Google Street View, Google Earth, Ironman, Simpsons Tapped out, Temple Run 2, NFS Most Wanted, Real Racing 2, GTA Vice City, Gangsta Rio, "Halo" mobile or pocket edition or something (ultimate first person shooter exclusive to WP devices) Photoshop, AutoCAD, Instagram, Barclays app, Virtual DJ, Tango, Zoosk, Musy, BeFunky................ errr an XBOX controller app (an app that gives you the XBOX controller buttons on your screen and then you sync your device to your PC  and control your games using your WP8 device. If Super sync sports is possible then why can't a an XBOX controller app be possible too), and if thats possible how about a Keyboard app; use your WP8 keyboard to type on your PC. Oyster app (digital travel card),
and i know thess aren't apps but; a notifications hub, like maybe a "Swipe to the right from your start screen" showing your notifications in the app list format. how about a landscape mode for your start screen , could have a similar lay out as the W8 start screen.  a close all apps option from the multitask switching screen , could be found in the 3 dot option. 
yeah thats all !!

ikethepike says:

I'd fancy an official First app for Scotland, the traveline one is downright terrible. 

Nukey Pearce says:

I'd love to see a FirstDirect banking app. That would be awesome!

PurpleOmen says:

Would definitely benefit from a Nationwide banking app that supports NFC, perfect for payments on the go! Another reason to love Windows Phone :)

JJWoody says:

A cinema app that allows you to input your orange Wednesday code when pre booking.
Halifax mobile banking
Data sense. I'm with orange but the Your Orange app is useless.

BBC iPlayer or SkyGo

tanoop says:

I would love to see nationwide and an F1 official app! Ohhhh and Sky Go!!!!

Philyfog says:

Add a Sun Dreamteam app rather than using the internet.

Corkers100 says:

Beer/offlicence location finding app. For when in a strange town and in need of a beer.

A BBc iPlayer app and Barclays...

Al_2 says:

Official BBC News app would be great!

kNevik says:

really need a decent podcast app. Something like downcast would be great. All of them currently seem to be limited in certain areas

Fludlyt says:

LoveFilm Instant streaming would be a great addition to the store :)

I really like the eon app for iphone lets me check bills log meter reading check usage etc. Very useful indeed.

boyese says:

I would like the  Halifax banking app

Billleigh says:

SKY+ is the thing I miss most from my iPhone. Infact I still keep the iPhone just for this purpose, it is much easier than the sky remote. BBC official apps, and all the banks. 

Hugh Tiernan says:

Some sort of app that allows me to order food from all the different take-aways.That includes all of the different types of places, from Indian to Chinese to pizzeria. I don't mind pick up but delivery would definitely be an added bonus. All this talk of food makes me want a takeaway... :(

I would like to see a fully functioning BBC iPlayer app with the ability to stream, download, series record and play back both SD and HD content. Ideally the app should have a W8 sister app whose settings can by synced via Skydrive.

HSBC or BBC News for me, both would make my mobile life a lot happier! :)

f3pal says:

Nationwide app, first direct app and an app tells which data connection you are using, it would be great if this is showing in the top tool bar next to each icon

Definitely 4OD, and possibly -- that would complete the experience for me.

Youtube official app,
Temple run on 512mb ram,
Gmail official app,
Wikipedia official app,
GSM Arena,
Document Scanner
More internet browser,
Theme changer( Multi tile colours),
Subway Surfers,
Atleast one GTA ( Liberty City or Vice City)
More keyboard options,
More Google apps
Banking apps
Transportaion apps,
BBC iPlayer,
Sky go,
Just Cloud,
Games Cheats an Tricks,
Online Shopping Like
Mark & Spencer


HSBC online banking... pretty please...

amir_b says:

Data usage app (Datasense?)

beebl3brox says:

BBC, SkyGo, Halifax

xRiceyx says:

As already stated by others, a BBC iPlayer app and also a HSBC banking app would make things a lot more simple for me. Now's a good time for them to do it since Windows Phone is on the rise here.

lnsertName says:

Brilliant chance to pick a brilliant handset!
I'd love to see Candy Crush on WP, so I can feed my addiction whilst at work!!

Fais0202 says:

HSBC mobile banking app definitely

The BBC news app and the iPlayer app oh and the Lloyds Bank app that is not an embedded webpage.

Boodev says:

Support from BBC would be great, especially a iPlayer Radio app for catch up radio and an official BBC News app too, with a good sport section!

jubbbird says:

I fully intend to upgrade to Windows 8, but for those who like me are still using 7 for the time being, I'd quite like some proper phone sync software. The current version is a shoddy after-thought that doesn't even produce the same media library as Media Player.
Surely there'll be a lot of people using pre-8 for a while yet.

Ezhik says:

BBC iPlayer!

peachy001 says:

RBS banking app for England. Some data sense love too. Also Plague.

Tesco clubcard app would be nice.

Inky says:

I would love to see Snapseed

vicuong says:

First Direct app please

TechnoBull says:

Utility Apps Ie Gas, Electric and Water, for business and domestic would be really good

craigwalsh says:

It has to be BBC iplayer, here is hoping that the event in London coming soon is going to be where they announce it!
Maybe that it is why it is going to be an all day event, they have that many apps coming to the WP catalogue that they need that time to talk about them all!

iamstevie says:

Heylo :)  Well I completely agree on the lack of banking apps, and the TV apps (Sky Go, iPlayer, 4OD).  And everyone knows about Instagram etc.  BUT the truth is... the one thing that would make all windows phone users happy... the most missed TV show.... *ehem* app.... is.... the official Crystal Maze app! Mumsy and Richard-O-B on my Windows Phone? Yes please! Stevie

An pub finder app

Joshh3736 says:

Lloyds TSB banking app!

Ron Heyes says:

First Direct Bank

rayli84 says:

First Direct Banking App or Nandos loyalty App Nom nom nom!

Madmik303 says:

Vodafone, Halifax bank and music app thanks

Mic98 says:

GTA Vice City

blackie187 says:

Has to be Sky Go for me (although I would agree with iPlayer, 4od etc - surprised 4od isn't availabe already actually given how quickly they jumped on the windows 8 and xbox app bandwagons!)

ggon says:

1) HSBC Online Banking App
2) Swype App

Could do with a Halifax banking app...

nevvy says:

A BBC iPlayer app would be immense, especially if it covered radio programmes that can be downloaded using wifi and listened to later.

Would like to see a BBC iPlayer app.
Thanks for the great competition!

Giac88 says:

Subway app!

mighty_stag says:

Google+, Pulse news

Balal Iqbal says:

I would llike to see an official bbc iplayer app.

Mikeyglw says:

The Apps I would most like to see are 
Sky Go & Sky + App
and with the others as well a datasense app for data usage etc

Jhzaeth says:

HSBC banking app.

manwe says:

an economist app would be cool, and hsbc of course

David_Gee says:

BBC iPlayer as soon as possible

Barclays banking app. Definitely!

idrissalim says:

There are alot of applications that are needed. Some include
1. LLoyds TSB
2. Sky GO
3. BBC iplayer
4. 4oD

Gazlar22 says:

Halifax banking app & 4od

Gary Price says:

Barclays, BFI, Prospect, Granta, Tate Modern/Britain, BBC and the top 10 UK iOS/Android

mr.andy says:

Pokerstars / fulltilt poker and contactless payments

Santander, bbc iPlayer, itv player, 4OD, demand five...
all of the above and a Nokia 820 please...
is that too greedy????

dazbang says:

I'd love an app for HSBC mobile banking, along with an official BBC iPlayer app. Oh, and a data counter would be fab too - I cant believe there isn't one as I'm sure there were loads on my old android phone. At the very least EE could enable Datasense...

mgowen says:

Would really like to see a First Direct app, or access to First Direct accounts through a generic HSBC app. I'd also welcome an app from MilkAndMore, national dairy and grocery delivery service. Oh, and iplayer, of course.

rchatburn says:

Just-eat application for ordering local food.

nazeerabid says:

Sure gotta be a Lloyds TSB app please!

StuartMaher says:

Sky go app...

gazb says:

Barclays banking app for me please.

agolding says:

would really love the sky go app to come to WP

Sky Go and Sky Remote Record please!

helen_b2 says:

TV guide plus is a good substitute for sky remote record. I use it all the time to set recordings when I'm not at home.

Pizza express, Ask, zizzi, salute... I like pizza!

scgf says:

Grindr - gay dating app. All the gay people I know buy iPhone or Android because neither Gaydar nor Grindr is available on Windows Phone. That effectively knocks out 10% of the population and the gay sector has a lot of disposable income...

helen_b2 says:

Another vote for SkyGo.....also a Bank of Scotland app would be great.

I'm for a push to get DataSense over here and also a MyO2 app. Alternatively I would like O2 to update their priority moments app so that vouchers went into the Wallet app.

The natwest or barclays banking app :)

proximity (Geolocation) app for retailers offering discounts.

SymoClod says:

A Star Trek style teleportation app....failing that BBC iPlayer...with full download capabilities.

Well, hello and thank you to WPCentral and Expansys
So, a short list.
A proper BBC News reader app (and BBC Get Mr Gripner to do it for you!)
BBC iPlayer with full download watch offline support
4oD, 5 on Demand and ITV Player apps (Also with offline support)
SkyGo (guess what, yes with offline support)
London Midland Railway App (they have a damn good twitter team!)
Co-Operative Bank App
MyEE App
That will do for now - may the best person here win.

vitruvian21 says:

official BBC app

aaronconway7 says:

BBC iPlayer App!

alukard says:

Since you mentioned it, I'd really love a Nationwide bank app. I do all my banking online and it will be very convenient to do it on my phone. Additionally, a Sky Go app and a LoveFilm app would complete the package since I watch lots of videos on my phone and surface tablet.
Thanks and good luck everyone.

DavidB73 says:

Iplayer, sky Go

A54D says:

BBC iPlayer and Data Monitor

musik103 says:

Iplayer or Barclays

hyderaly says:

Ringgo. The parking app.

error- says:

A Halifax app.

hyderaly says:

More versions of Temple Run

hyderaly says:

Teamviewer app

hyderaly says:

Logmein app

hyderaly says:

Dropbox official

A54D says:

Love Film app, Data Monitor App and BBC/ITV/4oD catch-up Apps

HerrChew says:

An official BBC iPlayer or BBC News app! Long time coming :P 
(That or an official HSBC app.)

HSBC banking app & data monitor app

MancFox says:

IPlayer or tvcatchup

Bagsy says:

Hey, TV catchup is available already. I think it may be WP8 only though.

gibzoe says:

Halifax Banking app needed

v0ha says:

Cisco Jabber OR Barclays banking app OR VPN client

RhinoCyrus says:

Virgin Mobile app

CGR79 says:

Gumtree UK

Riyan R says:

Argos, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 40D (Channel 4 on Demand).
Also, maybe a Sky Sports App?

elyl says:

Has to be some of the TV apps:
Sky Go

leeds_fan says:

Santander  App

RRCh says:

BBC iPlayer would be great

I'd like a "Demand 5" app so I can burn data gawping at shite all day