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Nokia helps you find the latest trends with App Highlights Social (Beta) for Windows Phone

Nokia has released a new beta for Lumia Windows Phone owners to enjoy - App Highlights Social. So what can one do with said app installed? It essentially takes the baton from the App Highlights app we've come to know and love, but improving the overall experience with new functionality and a more advanced interface. Our first impressions: it's really, really cool.

If you're one who enjoys discovering new apps for your Lumia Windows Phone, App Highlights Social is a must have. There's an array of features to hep consumers get the most out of Nokia's Collection and the Windows Phone Store itself. As the name suggests, there's a social element implemented to make finding new apps and games more fun and worthwhile.

Users can create their own app lists, have the community follow said collections and rise to the top of a leaderboard. It's an interesting way to have the community involved with not only finding new apps to download and enjoy, but also sharing what they've already got installed to benefit others. Here are some highlighted (pun intended) features:

  • Enjoy browsing through tons of different apps lists brought to you by Nokia and App Highlights Social Beta users around the world
  • While you browse you can thank users for cool app lists
  • Sign in to create and share lists of apps with your friends and with the world in order to gain thanks and followers in your lists
  • Search for your friends and tech celebrities to start following them and gain insights from their lists of apps

Utilising its own account system, there's the element of personalisation with different experiences for each individual, depending on which apps one's interested in. You can download App Highlights Social from the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store - note that the app is currently listed for Windows Phone 8 hardware only.

Update: Nokia informs us that this is a very limited beta, for US, Italy, Finland and India ONLY at the moment.

QR: Nokia Highlights Social

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

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.

  • Showing as not available for lumia 620, in the uk btw :)
  • not avalaible in canada yet
  • I am in Canada, and i have it...
  • Not available in Romania yet
  • Ai o bere pt ca ai Lumia
  • I have to say, it is a pretty smooth looking app!
  • It is much better . Kind of more metro design
  • Not available in Portugal, either.
  • Not available for 820!!
  • Not available in UK right now...
  • Not available at all it seems, and when I try look at the review section it throws an error and closes the page. Screenshots show fine though.
  • Not available in Sweden :(
  • Too bad, I can't wait to get it.
  • I downloaded it here in India
  • Not available in Belgium....
  • Not available in Malaysia yet.
  • Sounds interesting. Sadly, it's not available for me yet.
  • Not available here in the uk either
  • God damn that's a beautiful app. Well done Nokia!
  • Funny how opinions are different. (From the screenshots here) In my opinion its actually pretty ugly.
  • Think I might use this more often than the Windows Phone Store.
  • +1 absolutely
  • This ia beautiful app. Very great looking and very well done. Basically a social network for Windows Phone apps, which is a unique concept. I suppose it'll help us find hidden gems in the store.
  • Not available ANYWHERE. But, I can wait :)
  • It awesome apps such a great apps it also help many people to find out apps
  • Not available on Mars.
  • Which part of Mars are you at? I'm on Main Street and it's working fine :-)
  • You didn't hear? They're renaming Main St, Curiosity Rd. You need to read the Mars Daily. Keep up.
  • Again, not available on Tatooine.  I guess MS/Nokia doesn't care about us Tatooine users.  I was so happy the day I went to theTacchi to get my power converters, to also pick up the 920.  I guess they don't need us anymore.
  • Ever since Jabba was murdered by those rebels, the MS/Nokia distribution network has gone to hell on Tatooine. Who knows if I'll ever get my new Bluetooth speakers with the holographic interface I ordered :(
  • That's just a gossip rag. I'll call it Main St until they change the sign.
  • Got it in New England USA. Nice!
  • Is this a wp8 app cause I dont have it either in my market Lumia 900
  • This app is absolutely beautiful and so much fun! Well done Nokia
  • If you cant wait just change your region to usa and restart
  • Not available in Saudi Arabia.
  • not available in Antarctica
  • Is wpcentral going to create an account we can follow?
  • wow great app well done nokia. Windows Phone Store should really have a similar look and features.
  • Not available on Mars
  • Not available in Israel.. Merd..
  • This app is absolutely beautiful! Its better than the Windows Store! I think Microsoft should have nokia integrate this into the Windows Store. Desktop, Touch, and Phone. It would not only help improve results through users, it could add a unique social aspect not found in any other App Store.
  • Very nice. Hopefulyl they integrate this to the App Highlight app
  • I believe this is an upgrade to the app highlights app (since collections and recommendations are still present, just slightly different)