Oreos Skies

Nokia has launched Oreo Skies (think Oreo cookies) for Lumia Windows Phones. The app enables consumers to gaze to the stars (or the sun if you're using it during the day) and explore a map of stars and constellations. Messages can be sent to friends via Facebook, and the whole idea is really a social app for the massive network (it's also available via the website as an app, but asks users to download on their Lumia smartphones).

Simply touch a star and you're then able to send a message to anyone on your Facebook friends list. Should you post the most messages during a lunar cycle, you get to "own the moon" and send a message for the entire Oreo Skies network to see (something like "Windows Phone Central is da bomb!" would suffice).

Should you witness a shooting star on-screen, be sure to tap it to unlock hidden messages and special offers. While it's mainly a novelty app, it's a nice touch on providing Lumia Windows Phone owners a way of spreading the word to friends about anything. You'll be required to wave your Windows Phone in a figure-8 pattern for a few days until it calibrates and connect to Facebook.

Fear not if Facebook authentication does not work out first time round, fear not as we've received reports that there are issues in connecting to your social account.

You can download Oreo Skies from the Nokia Collection in the Windows Phone Store. Thanks, Erick H.,for the tip!

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