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Glad Instagram is coming to Windows Phone? There's more where that came from as more apps join the list

Today has been a rather hectic day with Nokia World 2013 and all. We knew it was going to be a right blast, but Nokia has unveiled much more than originally expected. If you're happy with news that the likes of Instagram and Vine are coming to the platform, boy are you in for a surprise. Turns out, there are loads more apps and games on the way too. It's a good day for the Windows Phone Store.

We've touched on a few of the apps and games listed by the official Windows Phone Blog, but it's always good to recap.

Nokia World 2013 Apps

Apps

Are you one who owns about 30,000 apps on your Windows Phone, leaving little room for multimedia? This list is for you. Here are a number of apps that are either already available or are on the way to Windows Phone (descriptions are from the official Windows Phone Blog):

  • CamScanner - Scan, sync, edit, share and manage your documents. Coming soon.
  • ESPN F1 - The official ESPN F1 app for Windows Phone brings you the best Formula One coverage across the globe, delivered in English, French and Spanish. The app provide news, features, live race commentary, and detailed information about teams, drivers, and circuits. Coming soon.

Instagram

  • Instagram - The wait’s almost over. The mega popular photo and video sharing app will be coming to Windows Phone “in the coming weeks,” said Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom. "We're looking forward to watching the Windows Phone community use Instagram to capture and share beautiful moments." Coming soon.
  • InNote - The easiest finger writing app for taking notes, writing memos and making annotations. Keep all your work, school and personal to-do notes organized with this simple-to-use note taking app. InNote is vailable now.
  • Nokia Camera - By merging two of its most powerful and popular stand-alone photo apps—Pro Camera and Smart Camera— Nokia has makes it easier than ever to shoot and adjust photos, or create amazing motion shots and videos. Available now.
  • Nokia Storyteller - Relive your memories in a dynamic and interactive way. Storyteller integrates your pictures with HERE location information, then plots the chronological picture journey on a map. Video, animated Cinemagraphs, and burst shots make your experiences come to life. Coming soon.
  • Papyrus - A natural handwriting note-taking app that you use just like paper, Papyrus lets you take notes with a stylus or your finger. Select, move, resize, cut, copy and paste your handwriting, and even edit the color and thickness of your writing. Coming soon.

Phriz.be

  • phriz.be - Share high-res photos with friends and family between a variety of devices. Phriz.be will soon also offer this feature for documents. Available now.
  • PicFeed - Create and share multiple custom Instagram photo feeds with Windows Phone 8. Instagram account holders can Like and Comment on Instagram photos directly from PicFeed. Easily discover new content through feeds pre-loaded with some of the best photos on Instagram. Coming soon.
  • Plex - Manage and share your videos, music, and photos across Windows Phone 8, iOS, and Android devices, and any smart TV. Coming soon.
  • Smart Resize - Forget cropping and resizing your photos yourself. Smart Resize can analyse and images and decide what’s important and what’s not, automatically cropping the visual clutter.

SophieLens HD

  • SophieLensHD - SophieLensHD, has been redesigned for larger displays like the 6” display on the Lumia 1520. Pick from a variety of beautiful new filter packs and weave in HERE location information, Wikipedia commentary—or even your own notes—using the new template-driven user interface.
  • Xbox Video - Easy access to a massive library of the latest blockbuster movies and TV shows. The Xbox Video app for Windows Phone lets you buy or rent your favorite movies and shows, and watch them across any supported device. Only Windows Phone customers will be enjoying Xbox Video on their phones this holiday season. Coming Soon
  • Vine - Capture and share your short video loops with friends. Coming soon.
  • Vyclone Pro - The new and improved Vyclone Pro video collaboration app is designed to take advantage of the 1080p screen on the Lumia 1520, sporting an updated user interface that lets you record and upload videos from anywhere, plus select from three exclusive video filters. Coming soon.

Nokia World 2013 Games

Games

Whether you're into the hardcore RPGs or simply enjoy the odd game of Andry Birds here and there, these upcoming titles will soon be absorbing your free time (descriptions are from the official Windows Phone Blog):

  • Asphalt 8: Airborne - Drive 47 high-performance vehicles from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Corvette and more on 9 challenging tracks. Optimized to run on the full HD displays of the new Lumia 1520. Coming soon
  • Danger Dash - Are you a real adventurer? Prove it in this endless runner that challenges you to dodge tigers and collect coins as Chuck Ace, adventure lass Miranda Rose, or the brawny Blowing Wind. Coming soon
  • FIFA 14 - Feel the excitement of every pass, strike, and tackle in FIFA 14 from EA Sports. Features more than 30 leagues, over 600 licensed teams, and more than 16,000 players—from the English Premiership and La Liga to the German Bundesliga and beyond. Coming soon
  • My Talking Tom - Adopt your very own baby Tom. Feed him, play with him and nurture him from a cute kitten to a fully-grown Tom cat. Coming soon
  • Rabbids Big Bang - Ubisoft’s famous Rabbids have blasted off into space.  Pilot a Rabbid using your jetpack’s boost and the gravity of surrounding planets to collect coins and avoiding obstacles in each stage. Coming soon

Rail Rush

  • Rail Rush - This epic game, from the makers of iStunt2 and Gravity Guy, is exclusive to Nokia Windows Phones for three months. Step into your cart and start collecting precious gold nuggets and gems while accelerate down insanely fast rails and avoiding the obstacles and other surprises along the way, Available now
  • Rayman Fiesta Run - Adventure and surprises await as you race through a tasty environment made of food and cooking supplies. Coming soon
  • Temple Run 2 - The sequel to the smash hit endless runner that took the world by storm. Navigate perilous cliffs, zip lines, mines and forests as you try to escape with the cursed idol. How far can you make it? Coming soon

What's your favourite app that's made the list? We'll of course report when upcoming apps and games are available on the store.

Source: Windows Phone Blog; thanks, Sabita, for the tip!

Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

218 Comments
  • Xbox f***in video hells the f*** yeah!!!
  • Lol ?
  • On WP? Yeah ill swear :) I use Xbox video alot and I buy most of the movies ill love to have this stuff on my phone.
  • Well most of apps coming but when's gonna subway surfers come :/
  • This.
  • lol its always somebody out there
  • yeah.. because subwaysurfers is a game that is one of its kind.. just like every other of that 100000 games out there 
  • It's not unique, But it's the best and most interesting/popular out there.
  • ANother endless runner. I'm not holding my breath for this. When it comes, it comes.
  • I've been waiting on Flipboard for sometime, it's my fav app on my GS3 and was missed when I made the switch to WP. Looking forward to Instagram too, even though I love 6tag.
  • Same here on Flipboard. I don't have a gs3 but I have it on my crappy mac mini.
  • Yup same here the only app i miss since i made the switch to WP8 after leaving iOS, welcome Flipboard.
  • I'm surprised they didnt release it for iOS and Android first, like the Remote Desktop app or Skype video messages lol
  • I wouldn't give a damn who gets it first just so long as I get it.
  • Yeah! I can finally watch The Raid Redemption on the go! Will look great on my 1520, when I get it.
  • ESPN F1 app is what I'm most looking forward to. And isn't Plex already available in the store?
  • I've been using Plex on my 920 since it was released. Maybe this is a specific updated version for WP8.
  • Same here.. Dont see a newer specific version coming. Unless it's new support for 1080p streaming..
  • Yes, Plex has been there for a long time (early 2012?)
  • Looking forward to the F1 app also
  • I was wondering the same thing. I think the current version was made for WP7.
  • It's available but it's terrible. Last updated : 2012-04-20... come on. Doesn't work at home even if iOS and Android version works just fine. It's not even listed in the supported platforms on their site.
    And yes, it's a WP7 app. 
  • Yeah, I've had plex since it came out for WP7.5
  • Omg, app overload!
  • :P
  • Omg!
  • Yet still no Snapchat app... Despite Swapchat being pulled from the store.
  • Rudy huyns making 6snap untill the official is released! He confirmed it on Twitter!
  • Cool! Now I wish I used Instagram... That's going to be a wicked collection. 6sec, 6tag, 6snap
  • This is the best news I heard! If Rudy makes a 6book (facebook client), I will buy that too!
     
  • Whoa 20 new apps, and only one that's useful, flipboards
  • Nokia Camera is available now, as an update to Nokia Pro Cam!
     
  • Smart Resize is available as well
  • Yeah but it keeps crashes on me. I'm on a Lumia928
  • Works great on Lumia 925.
  • Odd but it now works.
  • Awesome!! Now we just need Citibank, a new kik and well that's it
  • I'm waiting for kik too!
  • I have a good feeling about it since now it's a Nokia exclusive.
  • Nokia Exclusive? Urm..
  • +920 on Citibank app I just switched from bank of America...
  • Kik Messenger isn't exclusive to Nokia, I can download it right now on my ATIV S!!
  • It is not an exclusive. It is just in the Nokia Collection.
  • Sorry guys, no Citi app coming soon... Apparently we need louder voices than those darn I-People and G-Lovers.
  • You failed to mention Flipboard in your piece!
  • I'm excited for that one. Although when that comes out I'll probably have to say goodbye to Collector and Weave...
  • That may be coming to Windows not WP.  In the announcement he was speaking about it coming to the 2520 and "Windows".
  • Its coming to windows phone. It was announced a while back.
  • It's only been announced for Windows RT.
  • It's coming first to RT, eventually to Windows Phone.
     
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/22/flipboard-and-storyteller-coming-to-the-lumia-2520-tablet/
  • Xbox video?? How rocking is that?  Now give me Sirius XM and my life is complete!!!
  • Wonder how many non-Nokia apps will be Nokia exclusives.
  • FINALLY Xbox video. That's more exciting than really any of the others... IMO. :)
  • Amen brother
  • Ramen.
  • Awesome, wp is the best
  • Instagram is the biggest, but Xbox Video is very close behind!
  • One of the apps made Instagram lock my account. Don't know how to recover from that. Now the official app is coming, and my account is locked.
  • Awesome! Have been waiting for a good f1 app! Exited about all the apps launch.. Cant wait!
  • Rail Rush runs impressive on 520. Fun!
  • How did you even get it?
  • It is already available for download in store
  • That's nice! Keep it coming with apps! Come to daddy! ;-)
  • Lol ahhm no you pedofile :P
  • Lol... No way! Just very happy now! :-)
    Finally, things is rolling :-)
  • Wait. And all the apps announced in the Lumia 1020 announcement besides Oggl, Flipboard and Vine?? Where they are?? More than 3 months and we already have to wait to "the coming months" for Flipboard. :/
  • Which are exclusive to Nokia devices?
  • Ahhh, since now Xbox Video is a separate app why not do the same with Xbox Music??
  • ^^ THIS
    They need to completely DECOUPLE XboxMusic from the OS so they can update and evolve the service itself. While the Xbox Music app in Windows 8.1 is a HUGE improvement over its younger sibling, the 'service' itself is still awful for non-cloud based content.
  • So many apps. Looks like Nokia is seriously trying to crush the misconception that WP has no apps.
     
  • So freakin excited, best day for WP and Nokia fans ever!!
  • Plex has been around for a while.
  • Not official one right?
  • I'm certain it is official.
  • It doesn't work at all though. It was a wp7 app and is totally broken.
  • Works for me on WP8 with Plex media server running on 8.1.
  • Imho Xbox video should be merged into the marketplace app. :/
  • It will likely be baked in in WP 8.1 and just released as an app for now to get it out there.
  • No candy crush?
  • What's the ETA for xbox video?
  • Yes! Xbox Video was sorely needed. Good day for Windows Phone 8! Thanks Nokia.
  • Where is Waze!? :(
  • Bought by Google so hell will freeze over before Windows Phone gets it!
  • Sweet
  • Coming soon
    Coming soon
    Coming soon
    Coming soon
  • Available
    Available
    Available
    Available
  • So you are not going to release Subway Surfers? Don't release Temple Run 2, but release subway surfers.
  • NOW..WHAT'S LEFT....Youtube....
  • Temple run 2 is must needed game on wp...........but ya subway surfers should come..........
  • Sirius XM
  • The one and ONLY ONE I want now is snapchat which I found kinda weird wasn't announced since you guys said it would be in July but we'll see
  • Yeah, I am also waiting for snapchat. It is very annoying. It is the main reason my friends don't want a windows phone.
  • Same
  • Guys, Lets all pound on @SnapChat on Twitter and ask them to give us an official app on WindowsPhone. Everyone, Even if you do not use Snapchat, Can we get your help in tweeting @SnapChat for an official app?
  • +920
  • Come on dudes, chicks don't want to see your junk.
  • Xbox Video and Rail Rush seem interesting. Temple Run 2 is quite old, though. Want Minion Rush, Subway Surfer and especially Candy Crush!
  • Coming Soon can mean anything.  Can't they be a bit more specific.
  • GDR2 was "coming soon" for 920 AT&T customers, then it took like 2 months longer than Verizon to release it. You might not get it till December or January. :'(
  • Have all the apps I need. Though those note apps seem interesting and Xbox video. I have flash video so don't need Xbox.
  • Omg!!! Can't wait for Xbox video, instagram, F1 & papyrus :D lifes complete
  • C'mon Snapchat! We don't have a working 3rd party Snapchat app, so we need one to be built!
  • This. It really is the only thing holding us back now. And sadly a lot of people won't swap just because of an app this dumb lol
  • I would like to see that too. I think Snapchat for app and Candy Crush for game is what we're missing the most ATM
  • Amen!
  • Ramen.
  • I love ramen, it's delicious.
  • I know, it's sad.
  • Still waiting on zipcar, uber, hertz, Starbucks. Instagram app should give these companies a push.
  • ESPN F1 and Fifa 14
  • Andry Birds by Rodio!
  • Lol
  • Why is there no download app link in the app? :'(
  • maybe, just maybe, they are not released yet?
  • Some of them are though ;-)
  • How many games will work on Lumia 520........ i mean for 512 mb ram smartphones???????& how many games are free??????
  • No path?
  • WP USERS REJOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE HAZ DE APZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!
  • LOOOOOL. O///////////// FINALLY
  • Now just want some serious improvement in Facebook app
  • Love the update/consolidation of the camera app, but I wish they would address/remove the need for a PIN when launching straight in to the camera app. 
  • Where is PATH??
  • No Comixology T^T T^T T^T ...but glad there are apps that people wanted coming to WP :)
  • Asphalt 8! So many apps, so little phone space. :P
  • Great that so many apps are finally coming out, but they really should have double-timed the effort to have them available the day of the launch.  The biggest thing microsoft/nokia seem to fail at is the length between when a product or app is announced and the date that it's released.
  • Great to see all the games & apps now I want to know when TellMe is going to get that major overhaul it was rumored to launch with? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB6pWs46GY8
     
     
  • We need Pinterest, NHL Gamecenter also!
  • No snapchat though darn. Oh well any app developed is good for the windows phone ecosystem. Glad more and more people are jumping aboard. Now for a 1020 equivalent on Verizon and I will be happy. Windows phone ftw!
  • Wow
  • Pinterest?
  • What bout snapchat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need snapchat!!!!!
  • Me too, I need to share some pics of my d*** with my GF's iPhone. LOOOOOL.
  • Pound them on twitter about an official app and they will respond.
  • I want CANDY CRUSH SAGA!!!!!!
  • Every app that I want is available/coming to Windows Phone...the only app I want next is Candy Crush for when I'm bored then my phone is complete :)
  • Ask @CandyCrushSaga on twitter about official app for @WindowsPhone
  • What about Snapchat, wasn't it supposed to come moths ago?
  • I want the complete version of Facebook......please bring it asap.
  • All I'm waiting for is Xbox video
  • I can't wait to try out the Vine and Intagram apps next to the 6 apps and see what I prefer.  Keep them coming Rudy!
  • I already have Plex...
  • Sonos.... when ?
  • My favourites...Temple Run 2, Vine
  • So now I should remove smart cam ?
  • Do you think official Instagram app will be release to WP7 too?
  • Of course not.
  • I'm not holding my breath :/
  • Are these coming to w8, too? Just thinking about the new lumia 2520!
  • Today is really freakin awesome!
  • I think Nokia should just make there own Flickr app since yahoo won't update there's. I spend alot of time on Flickr but the official app blows.
  • No favourite app for me, love them all ;)
  • What about Path? :( It was announced during the 1020 launching event. And now it seems it's being forgotten
  • I think I will stick with 6Tag and 6Sec, since they have more features than the officials. Also I have the fear Instagram is not going to nail metro design as good as Rudy. I'm disappointed there was no Snapchat in the list. Rudy can you hear me?!
  • Man, rudy can't make a snapchat app, cause they won't allow it. Swapchat's developer was sued, and so will be rudy if he make a 3rd party app. :// that's sad.
  • Ask them on twitter why they do not give us an app or let 3rd party developers create one.
  • Snapchat would be dope!
  • Hmmm...? No mention of Mint?
  • YES!!!! Windows Phone! All the way!
  • Nokia beamer app?
  • No mention of NHL Gamecenter Live for WP8? (On-topic Paul)
  • No snapchat? :'(
  • FIFA ftw
  • Where is my Amazon MP3 app?? Still waiting...
  • I need Path!
  • I think we can all agree the only big miss from this awesome list are Snapchat and Candy Crush Saga
  • Agree on snap. CC for removing another app obstacle.. :)
  • How about snap chat before its loses its popularity haha, but im excited for FIFA 14!!! Red Devils :D
  • happy day for windows phone users this is just the begining
    citrix GotoMeeting and cisco webex also coming to windows phone
  • When is VLC player coming.....
  • I don't think that WP has the APIs to make it right now.
  • FIFA14!!!! Just in time for the World Cup!!!!
  • Where is the clash of clans
  • How about a livestream player, that one is missing for sure.
  • What about Path? (Path.com)
    http://blog.path.com/post/55178885638/announcing-path-and-nokia-bringing-path-to-windows
  • "It's a good day for the Windows Phone Store."
    I'll say that when these apps are actually IN the store...
  • Great news!! But...oh, snap.. Need it too.
  • awesome! now give me Amazon Cloud Player, Sirius/XM, Dropbox, and LogMeIn...
  • Windows desperately needed Instagram. That app alone made users either buy a WP or ditch it. We can worry about Candy Crush, Snapchat, etc. Later. :p
  • Take back instagram!!! Just give me snapchat! *sigh
  • Time to finish beating the games I got to make space for the new upcoming games
  • Haha I just read the first 4 words on your post....'Time to finish beating...' xD
  • I suppose my question is are these all going to be exclusive to Nokia or are they coming to other Windows Phones as well?
  • Most are general Windows Phone. A few (but not Instagram) are temporary Lumia exclusives. Doesn't much matter for Windows Phone overall, since 90% of people have Lumias, but I have an HTC 8X so I'm right there with you.
  • Thanks, it would have been nice if they added that into the article though :-/
  • Still waiting on Square...
  • I hope some of these make it to wp7
  • I guarantee you... none of them will make it to wp7.... 
  • Glad we're getting a plethora of apps and games, but it's a bit disappointing that I've not evn heard of much of this stuff. I'd rather see them working to get Yahoo! fantasy applications, along with productivity software for IT and medical professionals. As for the games, the more the merrier, and here's hoping the wait for Airborne is short, because I'm on a racing kick right now (playing LOADS of Forza 4).
  • minion rush?????
     
  • I want to know where that is as well, I'm sick of playing the laggy Android version on my Galaxy Nexus!!
  • All we need now is Candy Crush!!! LMAO
  • This is beautiful!
  • Good god Christmas came early this year
  • Instagram, Vine, Asphalt 8 and Temple Run 2 are the only ones I'm interested it (being that Instagram and Vine I'm interested because they're official apps...'cause I'm sure Rudy's 6tag and 6sec will always be better)
  • And again no candy crush saga
  • I for one am glad no Candy Crush.  Seeing my wife play it, it seems like when you crush the candy, crack cocaine is emitted, because she can't stop.  I don't want to face that sort of addiction.
  • Seems like only yesterday the news was about how desperate Microsoft was to get developers to put apps on Windows Phone... oh, wait, that was yesterday.
  • This is great for Windows Phone.  We now need a list like this for Windows RT if the 2520 is going to have a chance.
     
  • Happy we are getting these apps, unhappy there's no snapchat
  • When GDR3 drops we might get snapchat
  • A lot of us have access to Preview for Developers and are running GDR3 on our devices. Also Lumia 1520 and 1320 are both releasing with GDR3 but so sighting of SnapChat yet.
  • Wooow need only Subway Surfers and some more and wp will be the best
  • It will be nice once we get the apps til then the coming soon part does nothing for me
  • Hate to say it with all these apps coming soon.
    But what's the deal with snapchat?
  • This.
  • Wow. This wasn't expected. Or maybe it was, we're talking Nokia here anyway
  • SO WHERE IS OFFICIAL YOUTUBE?
  • Who cares, metrotube rocks.
  • The apps I'm waiting for in WP don't yet have names.
  • I hope Stumbleupon, Falling Fred, Goodreads, and Pocket will arrive too. The Kindle app shouls update too and everything will be awesome. Excited for the Flipboard.
  • Who cares about youtube - We have better alternatives than official apps anyway. Lets ask those two on twitter about official apps.
     
    What we need is Candy Crush and SnapChat. There are no 3rd party apps for those and having those along with Instagram and Vine will bring a lot more acceptbility for windows phone as a viable choice for many users (especially those tired of low end Android devices)
  • Who cares about youtube - We have better alternatives than official apps anyway. What we need is Candy Crush, Minion Rush and SnapChat. There are no 3rd party apps for those and having those along with Instagram and Vine will bring a lot more acceptbility for windows phone as a viable choice for many users (especially those tired of low end Android devices)
  • I know of another person requesting candy crush.
  • This is all fun and games. Wish more banking apps would arrive.
  • I'm dissapointed there are still no news about PATH. Bring it out already!
  • Still no comixology ... I really need this app ...
  • Where is final fantasy VI?
  • Awesome!!!! Love u nokia :)