A look at the ‘Apps’ that made its way to Windows Phone Store this week !


Last week saw a lot many new apps making its way to Windows Phone Store so lets have a run through them. There may be some region specific apps but it’s always good to see the Windows Phone Store growing and yes with every passing day critics will be left with very less to say. Hit the button !

  • Redbox (Region specific – North America, Canada)



The official Redbox app takes your rental experience to a whole new level.

Find a box near wherever you’re at, then look inside to see what’s for rent. Find a movie or game you want? Click “Reserve” and check out, and we’ll save you a copy to pick up later that day.

Search by release date, genre and rating, and watch trailers.

See a list of the closest Redbox locations, and get driving directions to any box in the country.



Popular features:
Refill by Scan
Store Locator

The Walgreens Windows Phone 8 App featuring Refill by Scan and QuickPrints, makes your life easier. Refill prescriptions faster, print your mobile photos and pick-up in about an hour.

•    Create app shortcuts on your device’s homescreen and easily access your favorite features with one tap
•    Open the app or any specific app features by simply saying them when voice recognition is in use by tapping the “Home” button on your phone

•    Save, earn, redeem, in store and online
•    Get exclusive pricing as a member
•    Scan your mobile card at checkout to earn points and check your point status wherever you are

•    Balance Rewards members can connect their card to Windows Phone Wallet for quick access

•    Refill by Scan – Simply scan the barcode on your prescription bottle for instant refills
•    Transfer Prescription – Easily transfer your prescriptions to Walgreens
•    Refill Reminders – Sign up to get Rx Text Alerts to know when it’s time to refill your prescriptions

•    QuickPrints – Choose pictures from your iPhone albums to print and pick up at your local Walgreens in about an hour—no log-in or account required. Upload up to 100 photos at a time.
•    Print from Facebook – Select photos from your Facebook albums to print and pick up at your local Walgreens in about an hour

•    Store Locator – Search for stores quickly and narrow your results by using the store filters feature

There is no charge to download the Walgreens app, but specified rates from your wireless provider and other fees as noted in your Walgreens account agreement(s) still apply.


See The Whole Picture with the new ABC NEWS App for Windows Phone.

* Award-winning coverage in story, video and slideshow formats

* Live video and blogs for key events

* Trending stories to see what everyone is talking about

* Breaking news alerts

* Pin your favorite shows and sections for easy access:
– Good Morning America, World News, Nightline, 20/20 and This Week
– U.S., International, Politics, Investigative, Health, Entertainment, Money, Technology, Sports and Travel

* Tap & Share or use SMS, Facebook, Twitter or email



The MarketWatchWindows phone app delivers real-time market data and quotes, breaking markets and business news and analysis, and investing advice throughout the day.

–  Latest markets, finance and business news from MarketWatch
–  Market data center updated in real time
–  Detailed stock quote pages with key trading information and charts
–  Speech recognition for hands-free listening: tell your Windows phone to read you the latest MarketWatch headlines and stories, news on a company, or the latest quote for a stock
–  Customizable Watchlist – track your stocks and see related MarketWatch stories
–  Save and share articles

  • XFINITY TV Remote (Regions specific)



Download XFINITY TV Remote and control the world of entertainment from the palm of your hand.

Control your TV, search TV Listings, browse thousands of movies and TV shows in XFINITY On Demand, and schedule your DVR recordings directly from your Windows Phone.

Find content to watch on TV quickly and easily:

– View Customized TV Listings by area.
– Browse the XFINITY On Demand library featuring thousands of titles.
– Search for any TV show or movie.
– Filter content by genre, network, HD, free and more.

Control your TV and DVR:

– Change channels on your TV
– Tune directly to XFINITY On Demand programs.
– Schedule your DVR remotely.

  • Voxer



Voxer® is more than just a Walkie-Talkie. With Voxer every push-to-talk message is live (people can listen as you talk) and recorded (as a message in your timeline). You can also send text, photos, and share your location.

Voxer allows you to easily and instantly communicate with one friend or a group of friends. Friends can listen to your message while you talk, or check audio messages later. Forget about separate phone calls, voicemails, text messages and emails.

Join the tens of millions of people worldwide who are using Voxer to:
★ Enjoy free, live Walkie Talkie – PTT (Push To Talk)
★ Talk with friends on Windows Phone, Android and iPhone
★ Send voice, text, photos and location messages
★ See every message as they come in on Live Tiles
★ Play messages back later – they’re all recorded
★ Choose your Favorite messages for easy playback
★ Chat with one friend or with a group
★ Create messages even when offline
★ Get notifications for new messages
★ Avoid annoying advertisements
★ Works on any cellular data network and WiFi – good for international use
★ Play voice messages faster at 2x or 3x speed

  • Keek



50 million users love Keek! It’s the fastest, easiest way to watch, record & share video updates on your Windows phone.

Keek is a fun new way to meet people, stay up to date with friends and show the world what you’re up to in real-time.

• Crazy fast – capture, record & share video updates in seconds!
• Watch & share videos with users from around the world
• Post text and video comments
• Full front and back camera support
• Subscribe to your favorites
• Top 100 leaderboard
• Verified accounts
• Extremely fun, free and easy to use
• Unlimited free video uploads
• 100% free app
• and much much more…

Keek is the fastest way to capture, watch & upload short video updates with your smartphone, tablet or laptop. It’s simple to use, extremely fast and 100% free.

Join the social video sharing revolution!

  • Halifax (Region specific)



Manage your Halifax UK personal accounts on the move

•Find Halifax branches, ATMs and LINK ATMs in the UK
•Sign in with your Online Banking details
•View balances and transactions
•Make transfers between your Halifax UK personal and savings accounts
•Securely set up and make payments

Keeping you safe online
We use the latest security measures to protect your money, your personal information and your privacy. Our online guarantee means we’ll refund your money in the unlikely event you experience fraud, as long as you’ve been careful.

Important information
There may be issues on the Nokia Lumia 610; we recommend these users use online mobile banking.

This app and Mobile Banking are designed for use in the UK. We don’t charge you for using this app but your carrier may charge for some services. Services may be affected by phone signal and type.

This app use location based services. We, LINK Scheme and/or Bing Maps may get data about your location that can be used to approximate your location.

The Mobile Banking service in this app is available to our UK personal Online Banking customers only. Use of it is subject to our Online Banking terms and conditions http://www.halifax.co.uk/aboutonline/onlineconditions.asp

By using this app or providing information to us, you consent to use and transfer of your information as detailed in our privacy policy http://www.halifax.co.uk/securityandprivacy/privacy

Halifax is a division of Bank of Scotland plc. This app and Mobile Banking are operated by Bank of Scotland plc (registered in Scotland (no. SC327000) registered office: The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 1YZ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.