We’re big fans of apps that chose to launch exclusive on Windows Phone first before going cross-platform. We’re also big fans when those apps revolve around a unique idea. Youmigo is an app that’s currently in beta for Windows Phone 8 users that is not only exclusive to Windows Phone, but pretty unique. Let’s check it out and give you details on joining this beta.
Like most Windows Phone exclusives, Youmigo is funded by the AppCampus app accelerator. AppCampus is the program jointly funded by Microsoft, Nokia, and Aalto University in Finland. Youmigo was awarded 50,000 Euros through AppCampus and is now in beta for you.
Youmigo - an intercultural exchange for Windows Phone
So what is Youmigo? It’s basically an intercultural exchange. You can use it to find your next penpal, ask questions about a specific region or culture and much more. It’s a pretty cool service that has a ton of potential. Technology has always been tearing down walls between cultures, Youmigo is an app that gives you the power to directly ask a local in a given location with your smartphone.
Youmigo allows users to send chat request to a specific geographical region. You can also receive chat requests from other users wanting to ask you (and those around you) questions. Within the app, navigate to the discover section to discover an interactive world map. With the map you can search for places, start a chat request, and view your current outstanding requests. Just tap a region and you can start a chat request for that location. That message you leave can be a question or a simple hello. It’s really up to you.
Youmigo just opened the beta for their Windows Phone app. We’ve been playing around on it the past few hours. So far, we really like what we see. Notifications work well, you can receive translations of messages within the conversation view, there’s a double wide Live tile, and overall performance is very solid. It’s a strong showing for a beta. But it definitely needs Windows Phone users on board, which is where you come in.
Join the beta
So you want to join the beta? Of course you do! It’s a fun app that has a ton of potential. Beyond finding interesting people around the globe, Youmigo can become a great way for quick questions from locals in a specific region. For example, news reporters can easily find and engage locals for a news article. And there’s no better way for a startup to stress their servers with a little huge from the Windows Phone Central community. Head on over to Youmigo.de and enter you’re the email address associated with your Microsoft Account. You’ll then see yourself joining the beta for Youmigo shortly after that. Be sure to leave the team feedback about the app using the email address specified in the email. Let’s help make another start up a success on Windows Phone.
Thanks for the tip JD!