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United Kingdom, here's your chance to win a Nokia Lumia 820 (Reminder)

Just a quick reminder, if you're in the United Kingdom and are interested in winning a Nokia Lumia 820, you only have a few more hours to enter the Expansys/Windows Phone Central giveaway.

We have gotten our hands on (courtesy of Expansys) a red Lumia 820, a wireless charging pillow, and a set of Bluetooth Monster headphones to give away.

All you need to do to enter is:

  1. Live in the United Kingdom
  2. be a registered WPCentral.com member, which you can do here.
  3. post in the comments below what local app you'd like to see come to the Windows Phone Store.  It could be a UK banking app, retailer app, or anything that would make life more covenant in your neck of the woods.

We'll shut things down at midnight on Thursday, May 9th and randomly draw one winner shortly there after. Again, you need to be a UK resident to qualify.  Good luck everyone!

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United Kingdom, here's your chance to win a Nokia Lumia 820 (Reminder)

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I'd love to see a DataSense-type app or a variation thereof.  Keeping track of your data usage, especailly if you're on a restrictive plan, would be massively useful, plus to see at what time of the day you use the most data will help to cut down what you use.

:( No U.S love :( .. Good luck mates!! And great additions will be Barclays app, and an Eurosport app.. (Anyone knows how to watch a match via flash player on the 620.. Thanks).. Cheers everyone..

Sure the HSBC app.
Would be great to see.

and in general an app similar to DataSense on V. Mobile .. i posted something about this few months ago.

There are two UK apps i'd absolutely love to be released over here, first one is more for everyday use and that's the Lloyds tsb banking app, I have the natwest app for my first account and its so useful, however my house account is with Lloyds who dont have an app on Windows Phone, I get very jealous of my girlfriend who has the app on her iPhone!
Second one is the Download festival app, they only release the app on android and iPhone and it makes me jealous every year, its so much better than the rip off ten quid programs. I'm heading there again next month, and id love nothing more than them to have released the app for windows phone!
 
 

An HSBC banking app for sure.  Only app I'd really want now.  Everything else pretty much covered for me. 

For me it would have to be a HSBC mobile banking or apps about the local theme parks (Lightwater Valley/Flamingo Land)

EasyJet app. Fully equipped. Managing bookings, check in, booking flights, accessing history of bookings etc

Well done, WPC, you finally turned me from being a long-time lurker to a registered member.

Also, it's nice to see a lot of love for a Lloyds TSB app, as that is the first thing that came to my mind too. Unfortunately, given how much focus they're putting on the mobile version of their website, I really don't think they're even considering an app at the moment.

I'd have to say Halifax banking the most, but then maybe a better Nectar app that I can scan would help too

Mine would be nationwide too like other people, would be so much easier than using their website on my phone (i mean not even a mobile site for the banking page only a landing page, welcome to the future nationwide)

I would love to see an UK app which gives shows, times and ticket purchase information for theatres, gigs and Festivals in London and around the country. Similar like what Flixster does for cinema. London is know for its theatres, this will be good for locals as well as people travelling to London/UK and want to see some great theatre shows.

Windows Phone UK needs Forex, Options & Stock Market trading applications. SaxoBank, MetaTrader, eToro, Hargreaves and Lansdown, FXCM, TD Waterhouse. Would help attract more wp users from the bussiness sector.

It has to be sky go it's available on andriod and apple devices for the i sheep and with windows looking to grow it;s needed for the platform WP8 does have sky news and sky sports news but I would like to acess sky atlantic or my film channels from it I love my lumia but this would make it almost perfect to get this app !
 

I'd love to see the BBC Sport app come to WP. It's been released on Android and iOS, and it'd be a great addition to the Store. BBC Sport is the most frequent non-social networking website I visit...so it needs to hurry up :)

I know everyone says BBC News or BBC iPlayer, but I would rather have BBC iPlayer Radio, I am an addict to BBC Radio 1! Sad they don't have FM Radio on the Windows Phone, but iPlayer Radio is the next best thing

I would love to see more banking apps, in particular Barclays Bank and Pingit.
And would like some more TV player apps, like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Sky GO etc
Also would be great to have an official Expansys app
 

BBC News App!!!!! Lawrence Gripper had a fantastic app but as you know was forced to remove it, if they do that, they should definetly step up and make their own. Also Ulster Bank / Santander banking apps.
Thanks, when can I expect my new phone? :)

A virgin media TiVo app would be nice, Lloyds tsb app, tho the mobile site and webapps pretty much does that job. Oh and bto birdtrack for my dad so i can get him off using my old android. (i have asked and being a charity they have to follow the crowd) and finally an official sonos app, tho i appreciate the work done on phonos, i have the paid version.

I'd really like to see a Nationwide banking app come to our platform. They recently made one for ios and android, but no love just yet for Windows Phone.

I thought it would be a part of Wallet, alongside NFC payments, when WP8 was first released, but not yet. Maybe one day...

Of course, and how many WP users live in London and would be in a position to take advantage of the app? You can extend that perspective all the way to why develop for WP at all? iOS and Android have far more users. But it would be awesome if it happened :)

Apparently TFL tested NFC and it was slower than their current solution. I.e. Letting people through the turnstiles.

I think there's likely to be a regular Barclays banking app on its way sometime, but how about a WP version of the Barclays Pingit app? Used to find the Android version very useful to ping a few quid to/from my partner.

A subway subcard app for windows phone 8! I always forget my subcard when i have enough points to get a free sub ;)

i would like to see an app that lets you know you have notifications. All the current notifications are all well and good if you are using your phone, but if you have missed the notification it would be nice for an app to remind you every few mins (or time frame to suite the user) this would save everyone constantly checking their phone - specially if you have to work in a quiet environment.
So, yes an audible notifications reminder pretty please  :) 

I'd love to see 2 apps hit the store. A Lloyds TSB banking app, on android it's pretty useful and that's one of the reasons I'm trying to take Captain 2 Phones title away from him.
App 2 is an official Three UK app so I can check my minutes, again the android version is perfect for what I need and I'd love that experience to be brought over to WP8.

A 'Pay by Phone' app to live alongside their ones for iOS, Android and BB and enable fast payment for car parking at their locations.

iPlayer would be nice, but mainly a Barclays app. Since NatWest introduced theirs, I've found it so convenient.

I would love to see a Barclays Banking app, but if I could choose anything to make my life a little easier, it would have to be a Nike+ Fuelband app.

HSBC app. SKY GO, BBC iplayer, cheapest petrol price app,walking app - could probably name another 10 but will quit now

Barclays Bank, LloydsTSB, British Gas, British Telecom, Cooperative Bank, BBC iPlay, Sky Go. Thats all on my list :-)

To be honest what we really need is some more banking apps on wp8, Lloyds, barclaycard etc its a pain having to use the mobile sites

Not actually an app but I'd like the perfonalised search results added to WP in the UK so the search app links in with Facebook etc offer local cinema listings, restaurant deals etc. etc. The feature to personalize and link in Facebook to improve deals and results all seems missing in UK

Have been waiting for 3 years for Sky+ app. The app that lets you manage your recordings and remote control your sky+ box. I don't have an iPad or android and there is now windows version of this app. So i would love BSkyB to make it for Windows8 & WindowsPhone.
please show love for WindowsPhone it is very much deserved!

A sky go app would be nice...not fair that we have to pay for a service unavailable to us simply because we chose windows phone... :(

Yourkshire bank app with nfc support so i can pay for things with my phone and everyone be like how u do tht :)

The only thing lacking for me is a BBC iPlayer app, so I'd love to have that.
(Gosh this is exciting, I've wanted an 820 since Stephen Elop announced it last year! But I have never been able to afford one..)

Proper:
My o2
Official:
BBC iPlayer
BBC News/Sport
and
Sky GO (actually the full load of Sky apps!)

I would like to see Channel 4OD
Channel 5 Demand
ITV player
Temple Run 2
NFS Most Wanted
Real Racing 2
Real Racing
World of Goo
Angry Birds Friends
Draw Something 2
The Room
GTA Vice City
Minecraft Pocket Edition
FieldRunners
Worms game
Canabalt
Sketchbook Mobile
Photoshop & Adobe suite apps
FL studio mobile
World Lens
Zen Bound 2
Vine
Instagram
BlinkBox
LoveFilm
Barclays
HSBC
Santander
Loyds TSB
 
 
 
 

An app that is a central database for where to see comedians. Would update you about tours and other material that they are producing and allows you to book tickets etc. 

Now they're out of administration, an HMV app. So I can buy all my goodies from my bed - or on my way home. 4od wouldn't be bad either though...

+1 for visa contactless payments, +1 million for Barclays and HSBC. Would make life much more convenient!

I really want to get a Santander app. But in general, all the banks along with the ability to connect into the wallet....in fact, I'll even change banks if someone brings that out

No real need, if you go to http://m.santander.co.uk it is exactly the same thing used in the ios/android apps. The only difference is your going direct to the webpage rather than loading the webpage in a dedicated app.

I wouldn't mind seeing battleheart, or zombieville (2) on there. or an actual vodafone app detailing my contract info

i WOULD LIKE TO SEE LOCAL APPS FROM UK
 
ALDI
Marks & Spencer
ASDA
Sainsburys
Morrisons
First Bus app
uk concil apps
National Rail app for windows phone/ windows 8
IKEA
Homebase
B&Q
Currys PC world
Macdonalds uk nfc app
Kiss Cube FM UK
the co-oprative bank
national geographic uk
bbc doctor who game
BBC the voice game
itv x factor app
itv britians got talent app
bbc bitesize app
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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