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LivingSocial for Windows Phone 8
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Need a deal? LivingSocial releases official Windows Phone 8 app

Like getting a great price on things? Don’t like the green color of Groupon? Or just a die-hard LivingSocial.com fan? Either answer will bring you to the new official, LivingSocial app that is now available on the Windows Phone 8 Store.

LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com) is a similar service to Groupon in that it highlights local deals for pre-purchase. Think plays, lessons, events and various services around your area for a better idea. The company has been around for years but it seems like Groupon, for better or worse, has had greater media coverage, resonating more with the public.

LivingSocial for Windows Phone 8

The app is not too bad, either. It does feature a doublewide Tile, Lockscreen image support and even Wallet integration (aka "deal finder"). The Lockscreen image is a high resolution collage of the various deals going on and it looks rather nice without being too gaudy. The Wallet integration is a nice twist, as it allows you find offers or coupons and save them for redemption, share it, or pin to your Start screen.

The app looks to pull down data via the web, though performance seems on par with a full native app to our eyes. It’s also laid out rather nicely, with clean, black backgrounds and bold text.

The app is of course free and worth checking out if saving money (and learning about events around you) are your thing. Head here to the Store to pick it up. Windows Phone 8 only.

QR: LivingSocial

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THE ROCK HAS... COME... BACK.... to Windows Phooooooone!

LOL I was thinking that!

dakranii says:

I agree. Now I can stop relying on my wife's iPhone to use my living social deals. :-\

rodneyej says:

Yes, now I can finally get this splinter out of my ice cream. I've been waiting for someone to tie my doctor's underwear to my stereo.. This app is great! I can't wait to try biscuits and titanium dioxide BBQ chicken. Keep those official cranes coming.

thaman04 says:

Geez finally lol... (available in Canada now! :) )

sr! says:

Im confused. Im already running this app on WP7.8? Isnt that official app? Or is this a "change" to to support WP8 devices also? If thats the case, hope this is better than the one Im running on my lumia900. Since the app is more like a webapp rather than a native app.

dakranii says:

You must have a third-party app, there hasn't been an official one.

thaman04 says:

There was an official basic WP7 U.S.-only version.  This one is a WP8 version that's international it seems. :)

inteller says:

ok I thought I wasn't imagining things.  I had this on my 900.

brandonr416 says:

Very fast and well designed. Not just a port it has a wp8 feel. Now way jag please !

rodneyej says:

No. We will not be getting Jag.. Ever!

Laura Knotek says:

Isn't this the site that had a major hack recently that exposed customers' data?

They did have an issue. I am sure everyone will have this at some point. The list is long already.

edjr07 says:

Just like evernote

jsnod25 says:

And Facebook, visa, bank of America, USAA, NFCU... The list goes on and on.

erzhik says:

It is, still doesn't mean people won't use it. Bank of America had a massive hack last year but people still use them,

Laura Knotek says:

That's true. Getting hacked repeatedly hasn't hurt Facebook.

sasukeluffy says:

Yeah,more and more officials to WP8 :)

cruisezero says:

Wallet feature is not working for me. Anyone else??
Update: Showed up on wallet after 2 hrs. If anyone is having same issue just wait it out.

Can't download, is this us only again?

TMavC5 says:

Awesome. Been waiting for this.

xankazo says:

Official apps keep coming! Nice!

SleepyTheDon says:

Nice to see larger companies getting on board to help keep our OS a float!

rikycaldeira says:

Not available in Portugal :'(

Jazmac says:

I've heard a lot of fairly decent things about Living Social. I'll check it out

TMavC5 says:

Better than Groupon

Laura Knotek says:

How do Living Social's financials compare to those of Groupon?

aitt says:

Not even close to Groupon

Laura Knotek says:

Does that mean Living Social is doing much better than Groupon or way worse?

aitt says:

Groupon has better deal and better selection of categories. I'm not saying LS is not good cause I get some good deals here and there bit Groupon just has better selections. I'm just glad they didn't sell out to Google Offers

Laura Knotek says:

I guess I need to clarify my question. Is Living Social close to bankruptcy or takeover, like Groupon?

aitt says:

No. Both are doing fine

Amazon has put quite a bit of money into Living Social.

aitt says:

And lost over $650 mil last year.

aitt says:

Hopefully it's not trash like their Android app? :-\

theefman says:

Not sure what the android versions does, but this seems to display the same content as their website which is what you'd want.

aitt says:

Android app never sent notifications and would sometimes not update.

I like the app, clean, easy to maneuver, a nice subtle touch was finding my city similar to the people hub by clicking on the letter a and then clicking d. Only thing I saw that could be useful is the ability to jump to the top or bottom, similar to the wpcentral app. I always liked them better than groupon.

erzhik says:

Slowly but surely they are coming....

Each app that gets released is like a new adventure. iOS and Android users are like meh since they have had them for so long. We, as a group, get excited, and I like that feeling.

kingll says:

If only you could pay for items with PayPal like their website.

aitt says:

Now we need Red Box to release. Lets see how it takes before Run Keeper gets back with the program.

inteller says:

this app is AWESOME compared to groupon.  FINALLY, REAL Wallet integration!  This is how it is supposed to work!!!!!!  Groupon better up their game cause their app SUCKS compared to this!

Bigsro says:

Is this a US thing?

Forc3 says:

Never heard of it, still nice to have! keep them big apps rollin!

Raistlin_HT says:

Weird, I can't seem to logon :/

Can't wait to update to a Nokia EOS so I can start taking advantage of these WP8 only apps :(
 
On the upside, this keeps me from spending money :)
 
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