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 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 was formerly a 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 on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.