The past few months we’ve seen a crazy high number of official apps hit the Windows Phone Store. One of those was from commenting system and online discussion service Disqus. What was really interesting about that whole situation was the fact that Windows Phone beat out both iOS and Android in getting the official Disqus app first. Disqus for Windows Phone has been well received by our readers and the Windows Phone community-at-large. Today Disqus for Windows Phone gets a little update and more.
If you hit up the Windows Phone Store and check you’ll see Disqus sitting there at version 1.3. What’s that bring? Some features that will make a handful of you very, very happy.
- Various enhancements and bug fixes
- Localization in Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese(Portugal), Albanian and Greek
Enhancements and bug fixes are always appreciated. So what’s different? You no longer will lose an in-progress comment if you lock your screen. Editing your Disqus profile is easier. It still links to the website, but now the mobile optimized version. Some international readers will be stoked to see more support for their language. The past two updates for the app have added more and more language support. Is your language not supported yet? Sound off below and let your voice be heard.
The folks at Disqus have also shared some of their future plans for the app. There’s a pre-release version of an SDK being worked on right now that will allow developers to easily drop in a fully-featured Disqus comment system into their app. You won’t be seeing it on our Windows Phone Central app anytime soon, but if you have other apps you frequent for blogs you might see a really nice commenting system in your app. Developers of apps should be pretty happy about that, but what’s upcoming for users?
Right now development for version 2.0 of Disqus for Windows Phone is underway. It’s going to be a complete rewrite of the application. We’ll share more with you guys in the near future.
What features would you want to see in future versions of Disqus? Sound off below.
You can download Disqus for Windows Phone right here. Guess what? It’s available for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8. Alternatively, you can use the QR code below or swipe to the right in our app.