We first saw the official GoPro app for Windows Phone back at CES. That was early January and at the time we were told to expect it about a month later. A month came and went. Then we saw the app on display with Nokia during Mobile World Congress. Then we learned we would see it during spring. Since today still counts as spring, they stayed true to their word. The app is now available for download.
It’s good to see the official app in the Store. We saw a lot of GoPro companion apps pop up while we waited. Here’s what you get with the official GoPro app:
- Full control of all camera settings –
- Live, remove viewfinder/preview
- Access to Photo of the Day and Video of the Day
- Latest Tweets from GoPro
The app is well designed and should be a welcomed addition to any Windows Phone owner rocking a compatible GoPro. Which ones are compatible? Hero 3 (white, silver or black editions) and Hero 2’s with the Wi-Fi add-on.
So at Mobile World Congress we learned that Nokia helped develop the app. But thankfully it isn’t completely a Lumia exclusive. As long as you have 1GB of RAM you can run the app. Lumia owners however do get something special…
If you’re rocking a Lumia you’ll get a special feature called “Picture-in-Picture”. This feature allows you to overlay your phone’s camera view on top of the GoPro live and take photos that are saved directly to your phone’s camera roll. Sounds like a handy feature if you’ve got a handful of GoPros at an event and want to take pictures from one that might be hard to reach.
You can grab the free, official GoPro app for devices on Windows Phone 8 with at least 1GB of RAM. Get it here in the Store, use the QR code below, or swipe to the right in our app.
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