It takes pride as being the only fully featured Instagram client on the market. Register, upload, comment, like, follow, find your facebook friends. Windows Phone 8 users finally have a way to view and upload photos to Instagram via the new Itsdagram app. This is not an official instagram app and It’s not clear if Instagram will ever pull the app’s ability to upload photos to the service, but for now the app seems to work well. Itsdagram goes for $1.49 though you have the option of trying it out first. For now Itsdagram only supports Windows Phone 8
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AfriRecipesWiki is a cooking app which includes African top rated recipes. It also allows users to include their own recipes and gain points as well as options to save your favorite recipes for easy access. Recipes cover the ingredients, step by step directions, and nutritional value. AfriRecipesWiki is a very nice cooking app for Windows 8. AfriRecipesWiki is my third Windows 8 app and one i had really had fun working on as i got to learn how to prepare a lot of local African dishes. Much of the information of the recipes showcase was gotten from some external sources and i do not claim ownership of the recipes content. AfriRecipesWiki goes for $3.49 but has a free trial period.
Download AfriRecipesWiki from the Windows Store
Twitter released a native Windows Store app for Windows 8 and as usual with Twitter, simplicity was the key factor. The app features Twitter’s Home, Connect, Discover, and Me tabs, and all the familiar features of Twitter, but is also designed with Windows 8 in mind, which means it can take great advantage of tools like the sharing charm and Live Tiles. You can also use Windows 8 gestures to do things like swipe photos back and forth.
Download Twitter for Windows 8
Well the award season is here with the Oscars coming up and the Golden Globes in the recent past, so it is only fitting that you might want to catch up with all the Red Carpet Drama, Well E! has got you covered with the E! Red Carpet app for Windows Phone. E! will use the app to give you a backstage look at all the major award shows, from the Oscars to the Grammys. That’ll include exclusive news, photos, videos, and interviews from the red carpet and beyond. Download the E! Red Carpet app now from the Windows Phone Store for free.
TwinkleMap is a is a discussion platform where users discover, debate, and discuss the hottest issues. Users can view the questions and answers as well as votes but to vote, comment or rate a question, they will need to sign in after which they will be assigned a “ZekeId” that will enable them to continue. Its really fun and the best deserving app for App Of the Week…And did I mention its FREE?
Download TwinkleMap for Windows 8
So here i was the other day doing a search on the Windows Store, and since we were in the AFCON Spirit, i decided to download any suitable AFCON app, so i searched for AFCON 2013 and no results came up. That came with mixed feelings for me. Firstly if it was an Euro tournament, there would be tons of apps for the tournament but now not even one came up. It wasn’t even used as keyword for an app, No result at all. Perhaps developers didn’t feel People with Windows 8 would actually be interested in AFCON 2013 or they felt Websites were enough for such information. Well people would need a Windows 8 app, so i decided to come up with one. Its not perfect but its my second Windows 8 app. It took me a day to finish(I wanted it to be out before Nations Cup officially started so i rushed it). So please be mild on the app.
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Windows 8 was released on October 26th 2012, and represents a massive change in the Windows sphere. I’ve been using it for months now and all i can say is using Windows 7 feels old skool already. It will take some time getting used to(the full screen apps, the live tile etc), but that’s the good thing about change. When you get the hang of it, you won’t go back. The Windows Store is the icing on the cake and showcases the best of apps from developers like me(Expect mine in a week, two at most).
Download Windows 8 here .
If you do not have Windows 8, you cannot download any of the Windows Store Apps. #EndOfDiscussion
The built in Windows 8 Video app does a good job of playing media files but if you are looking for an alternative, Multimedia 8 is descent pick. It is a free media application that allows you to access network media, load subtitles, convert media files, play 3D video, capture from external devices and much more! Published by Marcelo Garcia, it is a neat and good looking app. It still needs a bit of work though but it does have a lot of potential. Multimedia 8 can be downloaded from the Windows Store, (You must have a Windows 8 system to download it). You can check out more details here
This is my first Windows 8 app of the week article(first of many) and the featured Windows 8 app is one by Nigerian developer Akinwale Ariwodola. Its called ClassicRSS. ClassicRSS is a simple feed reader which provides a familiar interface for reading updates from your news and entertainment sources. Subscribe to your favourite RSS feeds and read the updates the same way you read your mail. You can also search through your RSS feeds and share links with your contacts by mail, Twitter, Facebook and other share targets on your device.
This release is free until Windows 8 General Availability (October 26th), so head over to the Windows store(if you have Windows 8) and search for ClassicRSS or check it out here
GPS On provides turn-by-turn navigation with voice. The app has all the basic features you would expect from a navigation app – the ability to save addresses as favorites, automatic map rotation, route distance and time calculations, and automatic rerouting. You can choose to avoid highways and toll roads, and the app can also provide walking directions for local destinations. You can add points of interest to your route, as well. GPS On uses Bing Maps for their navigation features. It’s a solid set of features, and the one-time $4.99 price isn’t bad for what you’re getting. GPS On is available now on the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Culled from ChipChick