From Nokia to Microsoft

Microsoft moves the old Lumia UK site to its own portal

From Nokia to Microsoft

Microsoft's new Mobile Devices site goes live

C-C-C-Changes

Windows Phone OS to drop 'Phone' from name, lose Nokia

Analysis

Apps you lose in switching from a Lumia to HTC Windows Phone

Microsoft News

Microsoft 'betrayed' Finland, says Finnish finance minister of layoffs

Rumors

Microsoft's aiming for flagship Windows Phones, killing Nokia X but selling MixRadio

Apps

New Treasure Tag app update ditches the 'Nokia' brand

Microsoft News

Rumor claims 1,000 former Nokia employees in Finland could be laid off by Microsoft

Rumors

Is Microsoft readying a Lumia device that runs Android?

Apps

New Nokia MixRadio update ditches the 'Nokia' brand

Apps

India's top ticketing app, BookMyShow, gets a complete makeover in form and function

Rumors

Microsoft rumored to be licensing Nokia's brand name for phones

Windows Phones

Lumia 930 pre-orders begin in Norway Wednesday for July 10 launch

Windows Phones

Microsoft Store US site pulls pre-order listings for Nokia Lumia 635

Apps

Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2 released, Lumia SensorCore SDK out of private beta

Windows Phones

Nokia Lumia 635 for AT&T and T-Mobile available for pre-order at US Microsoft Store site

Apps

Official Nick World app available in India, catch your favorite shows on the go

General News

Microsoft teases possible launch date of a green Lumia or successor to the X

General News

Microsoft partners with British designer to create wireless charging pants

Microsoft News

Beat Nokia by predicting world cup games in Sporting Mouth to win some awesome prizes

< >
24

Nokia releases Entrance by AOL for Lumia Windows Phones

WP Central

It looks like Nokia still has a few more exclusive apps for their Lumia Windows Phones to release.

Entrance by AOL, the app appears to be an all-around media/pop-culture/movie/music app that even features augmented reality for finding movie theaters around you. In addition, you can watch movie trailers, listen to music (including full-length albums), stream more than 60K radio stations and you can evidently pin just about everything to your Start screen.

WP Central

Entrance's key features include:

  • A first-of-its-kind Augmented Reality feature enables users to find cinemas and show times playing nearby simply by holding up the Lumia smartphone as theaters, movie posters and show times appear overlaid on the world around them (this looks really cool)
  • Moviefone integration allows users to view trailers, see nearby show times, and buy movie tickets directly from within the app
  • Entertainment news about movies, celebrities, music and TV from HuffPost Entertainment, AOL Music and others
  • SHOUTcast Radio integration enables streaming from over 55,000 global radio stations
  •  AOL Music and CD Listening Party (CDLP) provides early access to weekly, and exclusive to AOL only, free full length albums from up-and-coming bands, with the option to buy and download after a free preview
  • Interlinked user interface allows users to navigate into and out of specific content topics to explore any movie, celebrity or song

Entrance by AOL's Augmented Reality

Commenting on the release of Entrance, Nokia's Director of Global Partnering and Application Development Mark Fletcher notes,

“Entrance by AOL leverages the depth of AOL's content, whilst demonstrating the unique and differentiated experiences partners can bring to Nokia Lumia smartphones. With innovative features such as Augmented Reality, personalized and contextual Live Tiles and beautiful app design, enabled through the rich Windows Phone UI, we believe Nokia consumers will love this exclusive one stop shop for entertainment.” 

 

David Temkin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Mail at AOL adds,

“Entrance shows what’s possible when you combine great content with an elegantly designed, incredibly fast handset.”

Like it or not you have to give props to Nokia the way they recruit partners and developers to the Lumia Windows Phones. The result is a nice collection of apps, some exclusive and some not, that really shine.  While most of our memories of AOL involve massive amounts of 3.5" floppy disks in the mail, Entrance looks to offer a new impression of AOL and appears to be a well laid out app that delivers a lot of entertainment content to your Lumia Windows Phone.  

Once we've spent some time with Entrance, we'll get a review on the site shortly.  In the meantime, you can pick up Entrance here in the Nokia Collection.  The flip was just thrown so it may take some time before the app becomes visible in the Nokia Collection.  If you don't see it right away, tap the "more from Nokia" link from any of the listed Nokia apps and it may be hiding there.

QR: Entrance

0
loading...
0
loading...
10
loading...
0
loading...

Reader comments

Nokia releases Entrance by AOL for Lumia Windows Phones

24 Comments

Mine this  morning not available in your region  its apparently a regional rollout maybe later to day or later in the week

Ever visited Engadget, TechCrunch, MovieFone or Huffington Post? Those are just a few brands AOL owns. Check it out: http://corp.aol.com/all-brands/
I'm an AOLer and I do Android/Windows development and use a Lumia 900 primarily. I didn't have a direct hand in this app but I've been using it and it's a really well done app. I think you guys will enjoy it :P

Not in my region yet South central  hopefully soon.  I have no problems with using an AOL developed program!