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WebApps version 1.4 now available on the Windows Phone Store


The rather important and major upgrade for WebApps is now available. We previously looked at the Windows Phone app last month when we were able to publish a sneak peek at the new features, including Live Tiles for individual web applications.

If you're not familiar with the app, it enables consumers to enjoy HTML experiences on Windows Phone. As well as the new Live Tiles, the team has also introduced wide tiles and voice search. Here's a quick video of what's new in version 1.4:

You can download WebApps from the Windows Phone Store. It's worth noting that the new feature may be delayed as it's an in-app purchase, so fear not if you're unable to purchase the optional upgrade for a day or few (though if you have already got the "pro pack" you're absolutely fine and will have the new tiles at no extra cost).

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Love this app. I hope they add some type of tile customization. I want to be able to change how any tile looks, except the Live Tile info (backside).

Vb2012 says:

Jou mase poes

Zer0fluX says:

Me too! This is how most apps should be, in my opinion. Most services don't need native apps because they are perfectly usable as a mobile browser experience. I'd love to see widespread use of a hybrid web-app type of thing where the native portion of the app is used for notifications and Live Tile support while the actual app is just a wrapped browser interface pointing at the full-featured mobile web application. I think this design is so much easier for developers and provides more consistency across platforms for users.

I totally agree.

Neo Nuke says:

who else thought this said WhatsApp and got excited?

tedfordz says:

Def me. Sigh.

Vb2012 says:

Yu mean fck me ??

tedfordz says:

No meant "definitely" me.

Ankmeyester says:

Right here. It's all so disappointing really. Can't wait >.<
I feel it might come soon :O
Where art thou O whatsapp?

Maybe July 11 at the press event!

Vb2012 says:

Lol maybe next year xD

Vb2012 says:

Maybe July 11 at the press event!

Vb2012 says:

Me art not no

+1 I was expecting a WhatsApp update a long time ago when WPCentral had that sneak peak! I wonder what's taking them so long!

Vb2012 says:

I was too i also wonder wats taking them so long

Even I thought that!

Vb2012 says:

Me too even o thought of tht

ShahdHamdan says:

Lol!!! Big time!!!!

Vb2012 says:

Yea it is big time

For real? C'mon now.

Vb2012 says:

Ya for real ??

xankazo says:

Me! I just found out it wasn't Whatsapp after opening the post. GIVE US NEW WHATSAPP ALREADY!!!

Vb2012 says:

We want it alreadyy !!!;

Zeeshan360 says:

Lol .. I read it as Whatsapp too :(

Vb2012 says:

Yea me too

Neo Nuke says:

We better simmer down before Daniel comes over here and snarks ua back to size ;)

Vb2012 says:

Lol Daniel can kis my #%@

Or I can just delete your dumbass comments...there's plenty of 'em as of late.

Are you trying to win "worst commenter" on our site? Because you're in the lead...

Fran_FLV says:

Hihihihihi, me too

Vb2012 says:

Hi , me too

i swear to god !! i saw whatsapp!! :O 

Vb2012 says:

I saw whatsapp!! :O

lonbraj says:

Count me on this one.

Darren Walsh says:

Lol me too! Never thought I'd ever be so nuts over an updated app lol

Vb2012 says:

Whatsapp yes

omagic82 says:

WebApps is a great stand-in for missing apps on the platform. I pin Wells Fargo since there is not an app for it yet and it works flawlessly. The new live tile update is very welcome.

Zeeshan360 says:

More posts about Whatsapp than Webapps .. Lulzz

Vb2012 says:

Im still waiting for whatsapp

Hmm I don't really get this yet. Can't think of anything I need a tile for that doesn't already have a dedicated app. But the confusing part is that most of the top listed sites within WebApps already have their own apps also, like IMDB and Facebook. And the big names in the news section. So what do I get with this that for instance the CNN app and tile doesn't have?

As an example Scottrade, AmEx, Capital One all have functioning web apps, but no apps in the store.

OK fair enough. Seems like a cool concept really. Just can't find anything I wish to follow that has web apps. Oh well.

RafRol says:

LOL, I actually have accounts with all three of them...

crise says:

Rofl, same here I saw the 'W' and the 'App' letters, instantly got excited, started reading and was like this doesn't make sense.. Checked the title again and got disappointed. :(

Vb2012 says:

Lol whatsapp :/

Amil8 says:

Useless app. Only shortcut to the site.

Vb2012 says:

Thank you for sharing O_O

Gents and Ladies, I don't get it.  What does this app do?  I have read all these posts, read the faq, summary etc.  I installed it, go to test out installing ESPN and it says, "This exists in the store" or something to that effect.  So what is the point of installing this?
If a 'webapp' exists like a Scottrstrade, that isnt an app at all, it is a website with mobile friendliness...right?
So this app does what?  A shortcut to Scottstrade mobile site?  Please help me understand...

sumothong01 says:

My thoughts exactly. Maybe there is something I'm missing though...

kenzibit says:

How come I'm not seeing any images in the latest update?

AngryNil says:

Tip: custom WebApps now support back button to go to previous page (used to exit the app). You must remake your custom WebApps for this functionality, though.