Disqus releases exclusive Windows Phone app, beats out iPhone or Android

Looks like Windows Phone today has scored one today as we’re the first to get a new, official app from Disqus (disqus.com).

For those of you who don’t know, Disqus powers the commenting system on many websites and blogs, offering users a single-way to sign in through social networks, etc. Users can maintain accounts so that their Disqus “history” goes with them, regardless of the site they are commenting on.

The official Windows Phone version is now live in the store and truth be told, it’s a solid little app. The goal of the app is to help facilitate conversation, so instead of going to sites and then engaging in some debate, you can just go to your Disqus app and continue the conversation there.

We’re told Disqus currently does not have any plans for an Android or iOS app, although they come later.  The app was developed in house by Disqus and the developer behind it, Ryan, is a big fan and early adopter of Windows Phone, making this a nice little score for the platform.

Disqus for Windows Phone

Key Features

  • Stay current with your favorite discussions by receiving timely notifications any time a user replies to you
  • Follow friends, strangers and authors and get updates on their activity throughout the web
  • Explore the thousands of active communities and millions of active discussions within the app in the Explore section
  • Interact with discussions every way you're familiar with on Disqus: write comments and replies, star your favorite discussions, vote on comments and mention users all within a fluid, native interface
  • Live tiles deliver notifications and updates within your network of people you follow

WP8 Features

  • All resolutions supported - scalable graphics to look sharp on any device
  • Support for wide live tiles and lockscreen notifications
  • Protocol support so that other apps can integrate Disqus with a simple link

Disqus is a fascinating company if only because they took something as mundane as posting comments on a website and turning it into a successful brand and social network (that also piggy backs on other networks).

We’ve been beta testing this app for the last couple of weeks and have had a great time using it. You can pick up the official Disqus app for Windows Phone here in the Store. All Windows Phones..

Correction: Disqus PR has informed us that they will release to other mobile platforms in the future.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.