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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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kenduro says:

Lloydstsb and instagram just to shut up everyone complaining about it. Id personally rather lloydstsb since I use my phone to go on the site so often.

BBC iPlayer and TescoCard

Jammo says:

LloydsTSB app

phillips2207 says:

BBC News / iPlayer / HSBC App

cityhunterx says:

First Direct banking app

TheSammyE says:

Never thought i'd be adult enough to say this but I would definitely love to have the Lloyds TSB banking app on Windows Phone. Never knew how much I used it until I switched to a Nokia Lumia 800. Less adult choice would be the Virgin Media TVAnywhere app currently only available for iOS I think but would love love love that one!

Waitrose app or any other similar to the game app which is really good. Loyalty card apps which show live tile points and promotions

kuroneko0509 says:

HSBC app would be nice

richard_c says:

HSBC Banking App Please

Definitely need a betting app of some sort SkyBet, Paddy Power, Bet365. Pleassseeee! ;)

richard_c says:

BBC News App Please

kalo88 says:

Nationwide Banking App
(Already shown my support on the nationwide website).. even if they won't introduce one at least make a mobile website like santander did.

LllamaWP says:

HSBC Banking app. Or a good hyper-local weather app.

Official BBC app!!

rhodri22 says:

Really want an app. The site sucks in touch IE, so an app would be nice.

I would love a nationwide banking app and skygo. Life on windows phone would then be complete.

hahaha10000 says:

Barclays Bank pease!

marksuth says:

Sky Go, Lloyds TSB, BBC iPlayer and NHS Choices would be most useful

gtc69 says:

An official sky+ app so can control tv from my phone same as android, hsbc, iplayer, 4od and other tv on demand apps

peter prez says:

believe it or not i think everyone is forgetting the fact that windows phone is not compatible with adobe flash player for mobile browsing, i believe adobe flash player would make the experience of mobile browsing more interesting. 

Warren Dance says:

BBC iPlayer and Lloyds TSB banking app. I can't count how many times we've been promised the iPlayer now, such a shame.

I would love to see London24 release a series of Apps, these are the guys who run news papers such as Romford Recorder or Dagenham Post.
It would be great to get some local news apps on Windows Phone.

papikeiy says:

Asda and bbc app

Mellifluous says:

I would find a Nationwide app very very useful.

DJRedLine says:

A weight watchers points app so i can check to see if my missus is telling the truth when she sat there munching on a KFC :P

TechsUK says:

Nationwide app please.

Mellifluous says:

Also, a magazine app for reading subscriptions like Empire on the go.

Dking7 says:

It is seems everybody wants their bank's app, so I will go with Lloyds TSB

Dazzi says:

I would like to see the Sky Go app come to WP8

phatboy66 says:

BBC iPlayer and Santander banking app please

Cormannn says:

Official Three app, to keep track of data usage (apparently the Tumblr app is a black hole for mobile data!) - or enable DataSense for Three

An Asda online shopping app would be most welcome, followed by iPlayer and 4OD apps that allow downloading of episodes

Chris Tyas says:

BBC iPlayer, datasense and Lloyds TSB in that order :)

Virgin Media Tivo app and an Official HotUKDeals app

mprice86 says:

Halifax banking app, with links to the Wallet.

dan.booth says:

Sky Go
BBC iPlayer
HSBC Banking app
Official Football League club apps (e.g. Sheffield Wednesday)
Official National Lottery app

KingyOwl says:

Yes! Sheffield Wednesday app please, I'd even be on board with an unofficial one! haha

KingyOwl says:

HSBC mobile banking is the number one app choice for me!
But I would also like to see "Tesco Clubcard" and "BBC iPlayer" apps.

morpheus1982 says:

A proper o2 account app, first direct banking app,

Hooksie says:

Do I get to choose just one? We need a BBC News app, SkyGo, LloydsTSB, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, RingGo and a few others. Personally I'd like to see SkyGo coming to WP8 since most of the others can be accessed through i.e.

Eurovillager says:

I like the idea of a metro style Barclays banking app but then I have already pinned their mobile banking app and get to see balances, do any transfers, make payments, etc. I can log in with a 5 digit code and don't think it could easily be improved upon.
However a NFC app like an extension of Wallet would get my vote. I think it is really cool when I go to Aldi for example and just press my NFC enabled bank card on the reader and go. Don't know why more people don't pay this way. Yes that or any other app using NFC functionality.

BBC app, featuring news and iPlayer.  We have one of the top news sites in the world in public ownership, and the code already exists, but it's been banned from the Store.

steppyhen says:

Sky+ app to remote record / control Sky box like the iOS version can
BBC iPlayer
MyEE so I can check what data I have left through an app

RobCopestick says:

Id love to see a Native Instrument app for there Traktor DJ software.
Some DJing on the move!!

UKintel says:

Lloyds Tsb & a BBC news app

slysy says:

I'd like to see a Tastecard app (it's available for iOS and Android but not WP)

Oseph says:

I'd like oyster card integration in the Wallet app... does that count?
Paying for the tube with my Phone would be really convenient.

Need a B&Q app make my job alot more pleasant.

Divination says:

Just eat app would be cool. Operating the website is a pain in the ass on the go. 

Mr osi says:

HSBC app would be nice.

Marsamver says:

Halifax banking app.

afgzee says:

BT SmartTalk (so i can make free 0800/0845/0870 free from my mobile) !!!

nidO#WN says:

Yet another shout out for banking apps, i'd love to see a First Direct app.
And DS Cloud, from Synology.

Narr says:

Nationwide, Barclays, Pingit apps, plus the return of Counters for WP8.

ChiraagShah says:

Quidco app would be awesome.

Lloyds tsb banking app would be great!! And a decent tv guide!!

An oyster card app that allows me to use my phone using NFC on the tube to pay for rides

cudder says:

Lloyds TSB app.

Kellzea says:

World of Warcraft auction house app please

VPN intergration

nokiageek says:

Would like to see a Lloyds Tsb banking app, Argos, Very and Halifax

kitty778 says:

Barclays Bank or Debenhams

iPlayer would be great! Also NatWest (and the other banks).

Stig says:

iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD for me.

colin24_7 says:

First Direct bank app

gooper says:

I would love to have an official BBC News & Sport app.

peachy001 says:

A Major Nelson app

bdoust says:

Iplayer is a must, or Skybet (or any betting app really, there are so many on every other platform!) 

meax says:

Capital One app would be handy!

WPMan says:

Id like ab instagram app. Just to shut the critics of the WP platform up...

WPMan says:

Id also like a BBC news app.

PeeBrains says:

I'd like to see FlipBoard come to wp8

TopMark says:

I would like to see

  1. A LloydsTSB banking App
  2. An "official" BBC News App with a LiveTile
  3. A British Gas App linked to your energy account (incl. alert when meter reading due and input readings)


allin109 says:

Tesco clubcard app for me

Bagsy says:

Virgin Media Anywhere

Sponge920 says:

A LloydsTSB banking app would be useful, but a data monitor would be my choice.
PS 'Gotten'? Seriously?

Bagsy says:

BBC iPlayer

pkerrod says:

Keelham farm shop at Queensbury. Best food ever. Would live to know what specials the butchers and deli counter had each day and be able to order online.

Sponge920 says:

Also...a Withings wireless scales app, so i can check my weight, % fat, BMI etc.

scarlet0pimp says:

Please give me an RBS app that works in England

Been a long time wp user and reader of wp central so thought I'd use this as an perfect excuse to sign up and show my support for WP!...
Anyways my choice for a local app I'd like to see come to the Windows Phone Store, like many others have said, would be a sky app.

scarlet0pimp says:

RBS app please, current one only works in Scotland

kevfrench says:

First Direct.

Ben White says:

Would love to see a fully functional O2 app like ios and android also would be great to see a Lloyds tsb app :)

gs7oaks says:

First Direct banking app.


I would like the Barclays ap with ping it support!

trashr0x says:

Barclays Banking App

otymbj says:

HSBC mobile banking

Traldera says:

Id like to see a Tesco Clubcard app. Something that can display my barcode on screen (i lose the keychain thing too much). Would also be nice to be able to manage vouchers with it - more useful when they do the clubcard exchange thing around christmas. 

Gmotagi says:

Marcos ice cream app

taffyphil says:

Lloyds TSB and iPlayer.

shadoweye14 says:

Steam (Valve) App for Windows Phone

viddy7 says:

ASOS app

potxnoodle says:

a nice Betting app, preferably PaddyPower!

potxnoodle says:

or an On Demand tv service, BBC iPlayer or SkyGo

Drelyon says:

BBC should get up off their ass and give us a BBC iPlayer app!!! We need our shows on the go Just as much as iphoners and androids!!

Stu Malin says:

4OD (4 On Demand.)

N_LaRUE says:

There are three I can think of: HSBC, BBC and a good coffee app!

scottygb2k says:

Would love these:
Lloyds TSB
Skype (Fully integrated into phone and work the same as iMessage & Facetime)
Sky Go + Sky+ Remote Record
Sky Sports Score Centre
BBC iPlayer
Lotus Notes Traveller (Yes my company still use Lotus Notes and refuse to switch to outlook)
Odeon Cinema
Datausage (Calls,txts and data)
Microsoft Built in RDP App
Betfair (dont think there is any betting apps at moment?)
Games (Halo, Forza, Subway Surfers, Seige Hero)

newfreeg says:

Eurosports app would be great for windows phone

newfreeg says:

HSBC :) please!

someone57 says:

A barclays app would be useful!

Alphageek_UK says:

Santander banking app and a app for WP8.

hc_1540 says:

I'm going to be boring I'm afraid and agree with the others wanting a LloydsTSB app. Would make my life a whole lot easier

Gorki247 says:

There's a few local apps I'd like to see: An Orange Cash app. Orange Cash is a reloadable credit card and they have an app for Android so that you can load your card from your mobile; Boots Advantage Card and a First Direct banking app.
Also, I wish they'd introduce NFC payments already.

Mike_73 says:

Another vote for Barclays Bank app. iPlayer and 4OD would be rather nice too!

cypripri says:

Official BBC news app thanks!

nick_jp says:

RBS app would be great, as would a Met office weather app.

MAHBUB_883 says:

HSBC mobile banking :)

shankle_007 says:

The Sky Sports Score Centre (Jeff Stelling) App

Bodzianek says:

Out of Milk app

PBagshaw says:

Full metro iPlayer app with ability to download and watch offline.

Hannah Welsh says:

A hand warming app! 

jwilsher says:

I would love a Nationwide banking app. NatWest/RBS have one for WP, and the Nationwide app for iOS was pretty good, so I would love them to bring one to WP (I have alread asked them!).
I would also love a BBC Radio app. I like the TuneIn radio app, but I seem to miss a lot of radio shows I like to listen to.
I also think BT should launch a rival app to Sky Go. I would love to be able to watch BT Vision content on my Windows Phone.

wombat2k1 says:

Lovefilm app that plays the videos. A Barclays pin sentry for windows 7 phones.

Pingviini says:

I would like to see DataSense or similar come to WP in the UK. I signed up with Orange in January and they have awful signal where I live. It confuses me how my data usage (which is supposed to be 750mb) is double that for two months running now, when I'm always connected to wifi and do only my downloading there. I pay £31 a month for my contract yet, I've been charged £43 and now this month £58! The closest Windows Phone has to this sort of application is Nokia Express, exclusive to Lumia phones but unfortunately for owners, it only acts as a compressed browser. Useful for most, but not entirely like DataSense so I understand.

sparksy says:

iplayer and bbc radio app

Fyka says:

Data counter.
A merged app of buses due and tubemap would be great or something similar!

swaza says:

HSBC banking app for me please - although they have phoned me and told me in writing that they have no intention of making one.
Trello would also be very high on my list - they have a Windows 8 app already

Merecraft says:

An HSBC banking app. Sorely missed!

JoRdaNeK says:

Asda specials and discounts app :D

Omega Point says:

Lloyds TSB & A propper National Rail Enquiries App

Definitely Barclays banking app, Sky Go and a proper Facebook Messenger (the stock chat doesn't sync with the messages on the site)

Rotmm says:

Sky Go would be cool. But personally I would appreciate a couple of banking apps, Santander and HSBC

A poundland app

mikiebrown says:

KERRANG! App would be awesome I think - Life Is Loud after all!

HSBC Banking app

corruptaim says:

A app to play music to my xbox from my phone so i can choose song pause skip and all that by using my phone instead of the xbox guide. It would be even better with voice enabled to understand pause skip and so on. I would die less lol

Jurassick89 says:

Lloyds Banking Group app, without a doubt

GoonerJoe says:

Vlc player app

A mood app, cause im always in a bad one!

I really wanted to see whether I could find an app for independant coffee shops and cafés in London and the rest of the UK - it's really annoying to go and buy a coffee for, say, £2.80 to then see a shop further down the road with cheaper coffee and a nicer atmosphere! 
So maybe the app could list customer reviews ans recommendations too which would make it easier and less daunting to walk into a new coffee shop - I know this is something I often feel as I never know where to go and tend to stick to the places I know. 
It'd also be great to list other aspects such as whether they accept cards, cash, have food, snacks, whether the food is home made etc. 
It probably wouldn't be that hard to do but I have no idea how as I don't develop applications!

geekydaz says:

Virgin tv anywhere.

A mood app, cause im always in a bad one!!

CadmannUK says:

Id like to see Sky+ app to be able to remote record my Sky TV programmes like I could on IOS. Only thing I miss. Thanks.

craigy18181 says:

Bank of Scotland app and a Vodafone account management app.

ciscomoto says:

LloydsTSB Secure Banking App

howard-moore says:

A dedicated BBC app would be a good one. It was a real shame when Laurence Gripper's app disappeared, and the content is worth someone putting a good metro/modern UI interface on it.

akanak says:

BBC iPlayer and Sky Go.

M James says:

I'd love to see a Google Now app, and a Santander Banking app!!

wky77 says:

Halifax Bank App! Or Datasense equivalent for UK users!

BBC iplayer for me! 

jetchy says:

Definitely a Barclays Mobile banking app. 
Having to remember my membership number or carry my PINsentry everywhere is not desireable.

BBC iPlayer, ITV player, 4OD & Sky
Barclays bank, TFL oyster support app, Royal mail/parcel tracking, unified app for UK national newspapers.

sHAYM4N says:

Love to see a decent Non-league football (the real kind) app.  Fixtures, directions, live scores, news etc.  Ability to add fixtures to your calendar.  Maybe with some forum integration.  Would be amazeballs on Windows Phone.

Clydesdale bank app because right now u cant even log in using ie10 on the phone. This would solve alot of problems for me :)

andokai says:

Sky Go, Barclays, PingIt, iPlayer, EE Mobile & HSBC Fast Balance

Nikumba says:

Cooperative Bank app but better than the one on iOS

Markmk says:

Love to see Halifax banking app. Use online banking a lot and web access is clunky

Gmotagi says:

Ice cream app

snorri788 says:

iPlayer and VLC!

banany says:

Greggs (bakery shop) app so I can salivate over the Chicken Bakes. Also, because they are revamping all Greggs stores in the forthcoming months - a new Windows Phone application would be perfect to compliment the revamp of Greggs' strategy. 

SoullessOnyx says:

The Simpsons Tapped Out App!

fatlad1989 says:

Nationwide Building Society app

4oD. They have a Windows 8 app too - so frustrating.

HSBC banking app (so I can check exactly how poor I am )

pmt32577 says:

Also go for Lloyds TSB

In order of preference: a) Lloyds TSB app; b) BBC iPlayer; c) Just-Eat.couk

Camboo says:

Halifax banking app! The mobile site isn't great.

ag7 says:

halifax share dealing/banking app

davidh1 says:

Bank of Scotland App

psygon says:

Going with a Lloyds TSB app as well - would make life easier.  Am sure it would look awesome on an 820 as well  ;)

Washeyn says:

My app would be The MSA British Rally championship app onto windows please

macas says:

Barclays banking application please. Also need a new phone so that I can give my wife my Nokia Lumia 800 as she has a BlackBerry Curve. I need to bring her into the touchscreen era.

tsfall says:

Simples, I'd like the BBC iPlayer app to actually turn up! I mean, I know they've said they're working on it but still!
Either that or a live location based app for public transport, showing you how to get to somewhere and using your location to pull where the nearest and quickest options are! Don't know if thats what Nokia Transit is like, I've got an 8X :)

rlatarche says:

Barclays banking App

voodoocars says:

Certainly a tsb app. What about a petrol price app...

percy percy says:

Lloyds tsb would be my number one. Also, a virgin media/tivo one.

First Direct banking app would be great

grenade44 says:

Nationwide app would be great!

Raddimus says:

Lloyds TSB App

Retro_uk says:

Sky go please

loosec says:

Sky on demand app,Santander bank app,O2 app

SuperDaveLD says:

LloydsTSB banking app

speccy says:

Could do with a Santander app asap.

cornflake1 says:

Santander banking app, Northern Bank (Northern Ireland) app

SuperDaveLD says:

App to monitor data usage per application/service.

cix says:

Lloyd TSB, iPlayer - 4OD etc. (TV services), Argos & Asda would be handy and Rightmove!

SuperDaveLD says:

Virgin media streaming app

ThomasKL says:

A Paddy Power App would be really nice. Fuel my gambling on the go :)

Paul Joyce says:

Barclays, pulse, candy crush 

sN1pZer says:

bbc iplayer