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VK for Windows Phone 8.1 gets updated with People hub integration

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VK, originally VKontakte, is a very large social networking site that’s popular in Russian-speaking countries. Russia is of course where it’s super popular, but it enjoys a healthy following in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova Belarus and Israel. Today the official Windows Phone app has been updated to take advantage of a great new feature found in Windows Phone 8.1 – People hub integration.

Head into the Windows Phone Store and you’ll find VK (vk.com) at version 3.2. Here’s what you get with this version:

  • People hub integration
  • Bug fixes

We don’t have a VK profile, but we’re impressed with the people hub integration. As you may or may not know, Facebook and Facebook Beta are the only two major apps officially in the Windows Phone Store with People hub integration. Those who nabbed the beta version of Twitter will also have it, but that’s still not technically official. To us that means VK is the first app to get People hub integration outside Facebook.

Congrats to them and we hope anyone with a VK account enjoys. Let us know what you think of the integration!

Via: wp7forum.ru

Thanks for the tip Denis!

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VK for Windows Phone 8.1 gets updated with People hub integration

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The first would have to be facebook. Integration of this vk app in the people hub is utterly brilliant and both embarrasses facebook greatly and shows Microsoft went the right way with this form of people hub. Images and posts open INSTANTLY! No delay, not even on my 720 and 620! I don't know what these horrific developers at facebook or wherever they are are doing, but vk just showed us how pathetic the facebook app and effort really is. I do not use vk much, but sure will more from now on.

They are busy investing in VR, so you can browse your FB virtually and kill your brain with constant adds all over the f*cking screen lol

It's sad that VK isn't more used on the rest of the world, seems like a really nice social network. I hope they continue to support WP anyway, more quality apps is always good for the platform.

Yeah heard they have really really hot women on VK vs bots on Fb. Of course the are other benefits like official app etc.

Is this an open API so that any developer can do it, or is it a private API that only certain apps will be able to use?

VK has great and simple apps on pretty much every platform, and tbh it is a pretty good network. Probably won't be that way for much longer, though...

Glad you noticed, I've done my best to make my answer as dumb as the comment I answered to. 20 years passed since communism has fallen here but you still manage to refer to CIS as communists. Do your homework on world history and geo and I'll got rid of NSA meanwhile, that'll be easy.

All hello from Russia. I am very glad that our Russian social network is integrated into a hub contacts. That's great. All of good luck. And I wanted to ask still, you in Xbox Music, the live tile works? At us in Russia isn't present.

For having lived in Russia I do have a VK profile, and I was always struck by how great this app is on WP when compared to Facebook for example... everything works, it's fast and you can do almost everything that you can do from the browser version..

Now with people hub integration --> perfect!

Vk app was working very fast and smooth event before on WP8 and WP8.1. Now with People Hub integration it is event better. Facebook should learn from it!

Just installed an update. Don't know yet is People Hub integration is any better that using just an app, but I'll give it a shot.

For now it looks very fast.

Funny thing! Being a Facebook clone initially, VK become much better than its ancestor. Very easy and comfortable UI, free music and movies, great communities! When I go to facebook, I see no life there. Only politician and "stars" pages and useless homewifes pages, but in VK there are lots of fun communities which are easy to discover.

PS: abandon shitty FB timeline, go to VK