Time Out releases official Windows Phone 8 apps for New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and LA

If you’ve never picked up a Time Out magazine (www.timeout.com) in a major metropolitan area, you’re missing out on all the cool and hip things you could be doing that day instead of lamenting being bored. The magazine is a collection of reviews, information on plays, museum events, local art installations, food and more—basically a list of interesting cultural happenings under your nose.

The company who owns Time Out last week released official apps on Windows Phone for a few major cities, including New York, London, Paris (English or French), Barcelona and Los Angeles. The apps themselves are quite nicely laid out with a Modern UI, social sharing and the ability to pin stories/events to your Start screen for quick reference. We wish there was a way to directly email or Tweet an article, but instead you’ll need to use the “open in IE” option and go from there.

Once you found an event that you’re interested in, you can scroll over for important information like the venue, dates and price (details). Unfortunately they didn’t use the built in Maps feature, so if you find an address you’ll just have to remember it or use IE to get it instead. You do get a “call” feature though, which is quite handy as well as the “see also” section.

Probably one of the most creative features is the ‘What, When, Where’, which gives users a roulette wheel of sorts for finding events in specific genres, time frames and locations. It’s really quite useful and well done.

While the apps aren’t perfect for the above mentioned reasons, they’re still chock full of interesting information and are recommended if you’re traveling to any of the previously mentioned metropolises.  

Thanks, Travis B., for the tip!

App Links:

Time Out New York, Windows Phone 8 only

Time Out London, Windows Phone 8 only

Time Out Paris (English), Windows Phone 8 only

Time Out Paris (French), Windows Phone 8 only

Time Out Barcelona, Windows Phone 8 only

Time Out Los Angeles, Windows Phone 8 only

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • I'm as hip as Velcro, must be why I haven't heard of it (not do I live in any of the cities mentioned :P)
  • Lol "hip"
  • Hmmm there has been an app for Dubai since a very long time!
    Not sure if it's the same one!
  • Good timing.....in some weeks I will be in Barcelona, let's see if it helps
  • My timing is better, i am traveling to Paris as we speak and just read this article and downloaded the app. Perfectly in time :)
  • Great that this app is on board, but I would love it if an app is only for WP8, that that information be included in the headline of the article. 
    I use a Lumia 900, and will upgrade later in the year, but it would save me a 'click' if I am informed in the title/headline that the app does not pertain to my device/OS.
  • Want some cheese with that whine? Talk about 1st world problems, lol.
  • Rome is not hip enough? I'm going there in 2 months...
  • That's unfortunate.
  • That 928 really looks badass in person
  • Just had a little peek and found out that we have a summer event series called Street Food Cinema in Los Angeles! Food trucks + Live Music + an outdoor film screening? Sign me up!
  • The New York link keeps sending me to the Paris link.
  • Fixed.
  • Not only is it not fixed, there are now two Paris'
  • Why no love for the chi?
  • Love official apps, never heard of them, but saved to offline in case I visit.
  • Never heard of Time Out magazine?? A comment about living under a rock is appropriate now :P
  • Lol I think your comment qualifies. Yup, never heard of them. Too busy living to be worried about reading about living. :)
  • I use the one for Abu Dhabi and its quite good. its a bit of a data hog though
  • These apps have been out for about 3 weeks now, but great to see them on WP :)