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Joe Belfiore continues to tease on Twitter, new app to be released tomorrow

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Joe Belfiore is continuing to tease followers on Twitter that an app is set to be released for Windows Phone tomorrow. To kick off the coming week, consumers will be able to download a special app from the store, but it's not currently known what we'll be seeing. Much like Pandora (see the above photo), Microsoft's working hard to get more big name apps on the platform.

Good times ahead, folks. What do you believe will be released this coming Monday?

Source: Twitter (@joebelfiore), via: WMPU; thanks, eehsun, for the tip!

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Joe Belfiore continues to tease on Twitter, new app to be released tomorrow

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Still, an iPod is a terrific device. I am thinking about carrying my old iPhone again just as a music player. For the life of me i can't figure xBox Music or whatever it's called out. 3 times now i unintentionally started blasting music in the subway because i wanted to look up a song. Can you be intimidated by a music player? Additionally some songs crack a little bit when i connect my Phone to my car.

Never seen it or used it, but full agree with you, you would think its Crack the way people go on here, people forget WP 8 is abit like JayZ, BIG PIMPING, if you want instat Shit, stay with ur IPOD, you have Facebook, what's so great about INSTAT-SHIT ?

SOMEONE PLS EXPLAIN..........

To sum it up, Instagram is FAcebook's photo-sharing software...but on its own site. It's like how Twitter is Facebook status updates on their own site.

Instagram is what younger people (under 30) use now instead of Facebook. I teach at a HIgh School, and Instagram is basically their communication system. Although most of us could really care less, not having Instagram is a HUGE disadvantage for a platform. If Microsoft is going to make any waves in mobile, this app is a must have. It's the biggest hole in their app store.
 

Correct. My wife is a High School teacher and her kids ask her about her Arrive and Windows phone and how to get one, only to say "No Instagram? No thanks then". Again folks, this isn't about if YOU use it, it's about what's good for the platform. Bring it.

I could care less = I couldn't care less.  They're both valid phrases in the English language that mean the same thing.

Em, no, they're not. I COULD care less means it would be possible for me to care less. I COULDN'T care less means I care so little it would be impossible to care less. Their meanings are diametrically opposed. One is correct English, the other is an Americanism because Americans can't speak English. :-)

Please God, I don't care. Why? Because no matter the kind of app that gets announced, it will be exclusive to WP8 and not 7.8.

Yes-let it be instagram so I don't have to hear about instagram anymore! (no, I don't use it)

Though I am not a user of this app, I hope that for the sake of the platform that the pleas for Instragram are answered. This will definitely add to the legitimacy of WP.

When WPCentral announce tomorrow different app than Instagram, the world will become in a KAOS. Spammers are already preparing himself. They are drinking some vitamined water, workout, cleaning their own keyboards and everything you can imaging. Get ready, is comming.....

I think that Nokia announced there will be an exclusive Lumia tumblr app alongside another version for everyone else using WP8, therefore I do find it somewhat unlikely that the announcement would have something to do with tumblr or foursquare as they seem to be hailing from Nokia rather than from Microsoft.

I'm betting on instagram because they had 2 instawithlove everyone's asking and they probably want to get to all the markets

Looking forward to the announcement. I'd love this to become a routine called "Microsoft Mondays", where every Monday or more frequently on Mondays there is a highlight or signature app announced.

That would be really cool. It would generate buzz every week and keep Windows Phone in the news. Reviewers are only cautiously optimistic about Blackberry; now is the time to put them to sleep!

Seriously, I need that app so bad. I'm tired of plugging my Fuel band into my Surface Pro all the time...

I doubt it will be something gay. We just got Scruff a few days ago. Oh... You were using gay to refer to stupid things you don't like! Sorry, my bad...

Temple Run 2... I don't care about all of these stupid and useless apps. Who the hell uses Pandora? 1% of WP community?

Honestly how many people really care for Temple Run? I've never heard 'I wanted to try out WP but they don't have Temple Run' from anyone. Its always been the lack of official Pandora and Instagram apps that drive possible converts away.

Thats funny I was thinking the same thing until my girlfriend tried out my phone and the first thing she looked for was temple run. She promptly handed it back to me...

But remade how? I'd like a share feature, but other than that I don't know what else it should have... besides better notifications. I don't want that android apple version, that shit just looks like http://touch.facebook.com

Facebook's app still has a long way to go in Windows Phone. The open graph apps are unknown for the platform, it doesn't know how to show them, how to redirect notifications, Share button is essential at this time. Groups' notifications redirect to the group, not the post itself, and sometimes it can be really troublesome. There's also this weird bug when tapping the comment button, instead of showing the comments on the photo you're looking at, it shows you the comments of another one.
I think I made myself clear, maybe a bit too much :P

Seriously, who even uses Pandora?
Ohhh, you know, 59 millions users in 2012, and 101 Million Dollars in Revenue... that's who.

Judging by my firewall alerts at work - over 90% of the people in my office use Pandora.
 
It's very popular.

Pandora like app, it has to be a remake of Spotify, the beta was just to get a working version while they make a proper one.

HBO GO would be nice, but even more so...i still need my WSJ news and Fidelity apps!!! WSJ live doesn't count.

I've had windows phone since day 1 with my hd7. Then went to Lumia 900 and now 920. Its always bothered me that we don't have a Hulu app but on day 1 windows 8 gets it. Where's the windows phone version.

What the fck with guessing? Are we little children to him? He has to be a little bit more respectful with this shit especially when so many of us pissed off with how slow the os is developing.

He said that jst to get ppl to anticipate for something good tomo.. What kinda idiot are you if you blast ppl for trying to build up some excitement??

Calm down, it's all in fun. I've been using WP since the beginning and am actually enjoying the fun Joe is having on Twitter.

Dude, are you kidding me???  I put this up before in another thread, but whatever;
WP7, NoDo, Mango, Tango, WP8, Portico, talk of GDR1, GDR2, and Blue.
 
All since late 2010.
The OS is devloping just fine. Matter of fact it and the marketplace are developing at a fast pace than the other two did.

 

Same, really annoys me when MS make a big deal about things then say in the really tiny small print US Residents Only

Unlike the current official Facebook (I'm aware its made by another company, but they were commissioned by MS & Facebook)

its not going to be instagram as he wouldn't advertise a nokia exclusive
it has to be viber as when pandora was released he added that there is something fun coming to non US users

Definitely not instagram. I'm thinking jetpack joyride. Its one of the few if only remaining apps that was announced for wp8 months back and in one of his tweets he said it would be "something fun"

I highly doubt it will be instagram because, Nokia is still strongly promoting their anti-instagram app. Probably temple run or something else for that matter

It's a pro instagram app, not anti, lmao! It's supposed to show how much the WP community wants the app. Hence #2instawithlove....notice the love at the end.

I'm hoping for data sense. I'm not where the rumor mill stands on it but Counters was bad-ass and there's none for wp8

Yes, instagram please, so we can stop hearing about it.... What I would really dig is: hdhomerun tv directly streamed to phone and the cute little game dragonvale. That's how little I really miss on this platform....
Have a neighbor. Who sadly just switched her Lumia 920 for a sgs3 and she says she loves the new phone, because it can do everything. Like: take screenshot with a finger swipe and she can customize everything. And she may be right. But I don't necessarily need to and I really don't like the GUI on my own work phone (android). So where Is WP?
Almost every "needed" app is actually here. Lets get the few missing ones, and then the battle should be, which GUI seems most appealing. IMO, WP wins easily...but ifans and Droid fans don't agree....
If I switched to Droid? I'd die without kids corner and rooms!!!

I don't know about other platforms but screenshots in WP8 are pretty easy: press "start" and power buttons at the same time and the image will be saved in the "Screenshots" album.
It took me a while to remember that feature was available, and they don't really advertise it, but it's nice to have.

Instagram in nxt to impossible...i would guess...temple run...probably the first one...but hopefully the 2nd...:)

I've been dying to get a good facebook app so I can stop browsing on my computer so much cuz im uncertain if I got a notification or want to simply browse facebook properly (i.e. attach PICTURES to messages... MIND BLOWN). It's an addiction that I need to stop but I think having a proper toast notifcation is a step closer to make me a bit more sane :P haha

Do you honestly think that I am that stupid as to not have figured that out? I'm talking about having a conversation with someone and wanting to show them a video, or picture or anything. No attachments can be done there. Not even in the integrated facebook chat... sad life

Does Joe know the difference between a game and an app? Tomorrow we know.
Flipboard and TapaTalk and Pulse i admit I Ilike Collector and Foreplex and Fuse as subs. Newser's OK too.  All 4  need need one more update bedore I can kiss the other OS offerings goodbye.

Instagram & Flipboard would be nice. Pandora was a great start, its so polished. They didn't rush it to get press, unlike the Facebook app.

Someone needs to tell Joe we don't give a toss about twitter apps and are far more concerned about why our SD card don't fucking work properly. Fix it

If I was to bet, I'd say it was Viber. Getting Instagram would make my WP experience better only because we could stop hearing all of the sad, desperate crying in these forums as if the world has ceased Spinning because they can't share square cropped, over filtered pics of their pets and lunch on one more kinda-social network. Of course, I give it one day and the sky will fall because another case on iEnvy will take over. Alas, I don't think it will be the hipster-cam app. I'm still banking on Viber.

I wish it was Mint or a video editing app or an official (or just upgraded) Facebook, but my hopes aren't high.

dalydose...you always tell the truth!
 
Agree; for the sake of not having to hear about it, hopefully it will be Instagram, but I doubt it.  I'm thinking it will be the other app promised by Joe at the launch of WP8 in addition to Pandora - which is Temple Run.

I've never heard of this app before and I just searched it. I don't quite understand. We can send images natively via text. Is this so you can use WiFi rather than data to send an image?

You can set your image to expire after a few seconds. Mostly for nudie pics as far as I can tell.

I remember that the redone of the foursquare app is coming at"the end of march" so my guess is that

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