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Numerous new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps launch down under

Microsoft has announced a handful big names that are on the way to the Windows Phone and Windows stores. The same comment has been made many times before, "the Windows ecosystem is empty." Hopefully this collection of apps for Australia will help provide functionality and warm consumers to the switch. It's worth noting that we've managed to find a few of them on the stores already, but the rest may be stuck in store approval somewhere.


The Australian ticketing company ( is arriving on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, enabling consumers to go through booking and check out concerts, sport events, theatre and exhibitions with ease. You can download Ticketek from the Windows Phone and Windows 8 stores.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut

You know the drill when it comes to pizza apps. Already sporting an app for Windows Phone, Pizza Hut has unveiled a counterpart for Windows 8 for Australian pizza lovers to take full advantage of. Well-designed and optimised to get you through the menu and ordering process as quick as possible, it's well worth checking out when available.


Available on Windows 8 and the Xbox, Xpreshon is an action sports entertainment solution that combines the media with sport to wrap everything up in an easily digestible experience. See article lead image for a quick look at what's on offer and what you'll be able to do with the app. You can download Xpreshon (opens in new tab) from the Windows Store.

Carsales WP8


As the name would suggest, Carsales ( is a well-known Australian website and company that specialises in vehicle transactions. Offering an official Windows Phone app, consumers will be able to browse around and search for their next purchase while on the move. Keep an eye out for when the app arrives.


Page Up

Finally, Page Up ( is a solution for employers worldwide to hire, manage and monitor performance of employees and more. Training & development, the tracking of careers and capability framework are just additions to the functionality boasted by the service. Head on over to the official website for more details and watch out for when the app goes live.

via: Techin5

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

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  • Now, do Canada! ;)
  • Good for Australia. Now if only Microsoft could pour some of that attention in Canada, looking for: Cineplex, Tim Hortons, Metro, Future Shop/Best Buy, Starbucks, Dominos, Pizza Pizza, etc.
  • I'd really like a Cineplex Timeplay app, but it will never happen.
  • IMDB app is pretty good for movie times here in Aus.
  • No Timeplay, allows you to join in the trivia games while you wait for the movie to start. Of course that would be for WP not W8.
  • Well it's early morning here in Australia. The caresales app is fantastic as for the other apps have not tried or need them.
  • Oh My, thought it was related something to global WP apps.
  • Where is Flipboard?! And all those other top apps they promised?
  • Not bad I suppose, would much prefer to have all the major banks onboard though. But the momentum is gaining.
  • Now is time for some Latin love.
  • Gnarly. Nokia should do a green AND yellow 1020 to match the Aussie colours. Like the 620 shell. I'd buy it
  • Meh...
  • But, but, but... Where's my INSTAGRAMMMM!!!
    Nah, I'm just f-ing with you. 6tag is awesome!
  • Car sales is a good one........ WE WANT AFL!
  • I don't think the Arena Football League is doing very well right now.
  • Wat? Aussie rules = AFL right?
  • Download Au Footy!  Great app, other than being behind on the live time (but weirdly the score is spot on).
  • Ticketek, carsales, & even Pizza Hut are pretty big names here. Good to see them supporting W/WP
  • Throw another app on the barbie.
  • Now if only ABN AMRO would create a Windows 8 app. They had a Windows Phone 8 app long before the other Dutch banks but they're the only one on Windows 8/RT so far without an app.
  • Pizza Hut's WP app is pretty bad... needs an update. Glad to see the WP and Windows 8 ecosystem growing!!
  • That's great to hear but what about the gdr2 and amber update for unbranded phones would rather have that now instead of the apps come on
  • But what happened to the official Snapchat client that was promised by you months ago?
  • YES! Carsales and Tickitek! This is awesome!
    Now please bring an NRL official app.
  • Need a Dominos app with notifications to compete with Pizza Hut... Their pizza is better and I could unsubscribe from the daily emails flooding my mailbox...