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Flipkart adds new features and improvements to their Windows Phone app

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Bollywood entertainment portal, Koimoi, launches official Windows Phone 8 app

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CNET comes to Windows Phone with all its Tech-Savviness

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Tonido released for Windows Phone 8 for remote access to your home computer

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Nokia bumps Network+ system app to support dual-SIM Windows Phones

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Another day, another official app in India, Airtel Money arrives on Windows Phone 8

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Bollywood Hungama makes a comeback on Windows Phone 8 for Bollywood fans

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Boxcryptor comes to Windows Phone and Windows 8, allows you to encrypt all data you send to the cloud

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Facebook beta updates with bug fixes and more

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Fhotoroom gets an updated, adds in-app store and new editing tools

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Nextgen Reader updated for Windows 8, adds new Feedly Pro features and more

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Simple Calendar updated, new Live Tiles added to the mix

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Download the latest App Social beta to discover new apps

App Social Beta for Windows Phone 8

Nokia’s App Social is a clever app for users. It’s in the Nokia Collection, so exclusive to Lumia owners. However, it’s still a pretty fun way to discover new apps in the Store. App Social is a place where a social network becomes a great place for app discovery. It started out in beta as App Highlights before graduating to App Social. Now there’s a new a new beta version of App Social for you to try out, so let’s check it out.

Head to the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see “AppSocial betalabs”, this is app gives you a first look at changes coming to App Social. If you like to live life on the edge and run beta software, give it a try. Here’s what is different and new:

  • The team has been hard at work updating the App Social UI so it is more in line with the Lumia suite of apps
  • We've added a first time user tutorial, to familiarize users with the key functions of App Social (and its always available for reference in Menu -> About)
  • The pivots have been re-order. They now appear as Spotlight, App Feed, Leaderboard, Featured, Log-in/Profile
  • New collection layout on Spotlight and Featured pivot with rotating carousel of cool Apps, Collections, and Users
  • Redesigned App Feed page with user entries group by day, ability to follow right from entry in feed, and tools for merchandizers to promote popular global and local users in the feed
  • New Leaderboard categories and use of a trending algorithm to ensure leaderboard is updated and fresh
  • Now featuring Live Tile with backflip

App Social

The new tutorial greets you when you first launch the app and will be incredibly beneficial to new users. Overall, the app itself has been given a redesign. The focus is on now on promoting users, discovering apps, driving app downloads for developers, and more.

The new leaderboard section is really cool. It has categories like “most loved” and “most listed” that dynamically change to stay updated and fresh by using a new trending algorithm. This is a great place for users to potentially attract more followers and certain apps to get more downloads.

This beta of App Social shows you the general direction that Nokia is taking with the app, but you can help influence it by providing feedback and suggestions. Reach out to Nokia’s Vincenzo Belpiede on Twitter (@vincebelpide) to provide feedback. He’s the main guy behind App Social and values any community input.

Want to try out the latest beta for App Social? Of course you do, so go to the Windows Phone Store to get it, use the QR code below, or swipe to the right in our app.

Via: Windows Phone Central Forums

Thanks for the tip alv3st3r!

QR: AppSocial Beta

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Reader comments

Download the latest App Social beta to discover new apps

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because we are using a separate Betalabs release to test new features out before doing a massive update to millions of users that have appsocial installed...makes sense?

So wait, there's App Social, which in the description says it's a Beta, and App Social Beta, which is truly the Beta?... Also, both icons say Beta...

if you change your settings you should be fine

although I thought App Social Betalabs is available in all countries (we might have removed it from China only as we are going to go live there soon)

when i hit this link its ok. but at the time i log in with my microsoft account i get the wrong app again, and now it tell me that the app (the old app) in not available :S

I love the new app. Looks awesome, although I feel the AppSocial Migration looked as awesome as this one, so I don't understand the change except that it now looks more WP8. Thanks for the app! Greetings from Chile!

this is just the betalabs version...we are working on deploying the main "App Social" which we preload in our WP8 devices in as many markets as we can...I think we are up to 19 right now ;)

Froze on the first try, Network error onthe second try and Worked on the third try and works fine now.  Love the new app and the new leaderboard (Since I'm on it) :P Uninstalling the Older beta.

Also, Why do some apps show up with their names in Hindi? I don't necessarily have to know the regional language of the place I live in ( I actually don't know any of the regional or national languages) I've seen this happen on Ringtone Maker and Bing Weather.

Looks to be working just fine in Madeira island, Portugal. Should i uninstal the "Appsocial migration" app wich is also a beta?

 

Awesome when a Nokia person gets involved in the forums! Very cool app! Uninstalled it just for the fact that I don't use it that much and I needed some extra room.

Its not working for me (showing network error and said cannot load data) i m from India. Any one from India (Bangalore) installed it n working fine please let me know. Thanks