United Kingdom, here's your chance to win a Nokia Lumia 820 (Reminder)
Just a quick reminder, if you're in the United Kingdom and are interested in winning a Nokia Lumia 820, you only have a few more hours to enter the Expansys/Windows Phone Central giveaway.
We have gotten our hands on (courtesy of Expansys (opens in new tab)) a red Lumia 820, a wireless charging pillow, and a set of Bluetooth Monster headphones to give away.
All you need to do to enter is:
- Live in the United Kingdom
- be a registered WPCentral.com member, which you can do here (opens in new tab).
- post in the comments below what local app you'd like to see come to the Windows Phone Store. It could be a UK banking app, retailer app, or anything that would make life more covenant in your neck of the woods.
We'll shut things down at midnight on Thursday, May 9th and randomly draw one winner shortly there after. Again, you need to be a UK resident to qualify. Good luck everyone!
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Would be great to see. and in general an app similar to DataSense on V. Mobile .. i posted something about this few months ago.
Second one is the Download festival app, they only release the app on android and iPhone and it makes me jealous every year, its so much better than the rip off ten quid programs. I'm heading there again next month, and id love nothing more than them to have released the app for windows phone!
And would like some more TV player apps, like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Sky GO etc
Also would be great to have an official Expansys app
Thanks, when can I expect my new phone? :)
HSBC backing app would be nice too though
So, yes an audible notifications reminder pretty please :)
App 2 is an official Three UK app so I can check my minutes, again the android version is perfect for what I need and I'd love that experience to be brought over to WP8.
please show love for WindowsPhone it is very much deserved!
(Gosh this is exciting, I've wanted an 820 since Stephen Elop announced it last year! But I have never been able to afford one..)
Sky GO (actually the full load of Sky apps!)
Channel 5 Demand
Temple Run 2
NFS Most Wanted
Real Racing 2
World of Goo
Angry Birds Friends
Draw Something 2
GTA Vice City
Minecraft Pocket Edition
Photoshop & Adobe suite apps
FL studio mobile
Zen Bound 2
Loyds TSB app for sure though.
Marks & Spencer
First Bus app
uk concil apps
National Rail app for windows phone/ windows 8
Currys PC world
Macdonalds uk nfc app
Kiss Cube FM UK
the co-oprative bank
national geographic uk
bbc doctor who game
BBC the voice game
itv x factor app
itv britians got talent app
bbc bitesize app
Edit...although an official Youview app would be very welcome too!
uk carrier apps
Carphone warehouse app
london oyster app
london transport apps
essex cares app
I've missed Luarence Gripper's one
Official BBC news app
paper (especially for windows 8 tablets)
And a BBC news app to boot would be nice.
HSBC banking app
Sky Go (they currently should advertise as on Apple products, and not mobile)
PaddyPower (i see no gambling apps, hoping they're not prohibited)
Strava would be nice too
and i know thess aren't apps but; a notifications hub, like maybe a "Swipe to the right from your start screen" showing your notifications in the app list format. how about a landscape mode for your start screen , could have a similar lay out as the W8 start screen. a close all apps option from the multitask switching screen , could be found in the 3 dot option.
yeah thats all !!
I'd fancy an official First app for Scotland, the traveline one is downright terrible.
Halifax mobile banking
Data sense. I'm with orange but the Your Orange app is useless.
Youtube official app,
Temple run on 512mb ram,
Gmail official app,
Wikipedia official app,
More internet browser,
Theme changer( Multi tile colours),
Atleast one GTA ( Liberty City or Vice City)
More keyboard options,
More Google apps
Games Cheats an Tricks,
Online Shopping Like
Mark & Spencer
I'd love to see Candy Crush on WP, so I can feed my addiction whilst at work!!
Surely there'll be a lot of people using pre-8 for a while yet.
Maybe that it is why it is going to be an all day event, they have that many apps coming to the WP catalogue that they need that time to talk about them all!
2) Swype App
Thanks for the great competition!
Sky Go & Sky + App
and with the others as well a datasense app for data usage etc
1. LLoyds TSB
2. Sky GO
3. BBC iplayer
all of the above and a Nokia 820 please...
is that too greedy????
So, a short list.
A proper BBC News reader app (and BBC Get Mr Gripner to do it for you!)
BBC iPlayer with full download watch offline support
4oD, 5 on Demand and ITV Player apps (Also with offline support)
SkyGo (guess what, yes with offline support)
London Midland Railway App (they have a damn good twitter team!)
Co-Operative Bank App
That will do for now - may the best person here win.
Thanks and good luck everyone.
(That or an official HSBC app.)
Also, maybe a Sky Sports App?
Would come in handy for me since I go to them places a lot lol
Subway app to be finally supported outside of london.
Amazon Local Deals
Those apps are not a necessity but would be welcome. To be honest most of my needs are covered with the Natwest app, netflix and spotify.
Then again, if they did come out with an app, My Lumia 800 wouldn't run it anyway :( wish i could upgrade to a WP8 ;)
National Rail / improved (non-crashing) Virgin Trains app
Secondly, VLC player.
Third one would be some nice VOIP app (maybe Bria?)
Also, ITV player, 4OD, Demand 5, Sky - but mostly iPlayer.
The first being an offical Steam app - with chat funcionality working, the usually profile, and store (todays deal etc) with ability to purchase games from my phone.
The second, a Rosetta Stone app. I'm currently trying to learn russian and having to use the PC for some basic point click learning tasks is quite annoying when I could be doing it on the phone when I'm waiting around places.
Of course there are lots of other 'offical' apps I'd like to see too. I don't trust 3rd party developers with my login details. Not that I think they're going to hijack my account, its just another possiblity that they get hacked or they leak my details somehow.
Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone!
The application I want is BBC iPlayer
Cheers and toodle-pip
A Santander (or Satander as I like to call them) app.
A UK only QONQR stats app would be nice too.
Cbeebies for my son
Vouchercode app but for WP 7.8
BBC News app (but the mobile site works quite well so not sure if its necessary)
HSBC mobile banking
Sky GO App
Halifax / Bank Of Scotland / Lloyds Banking APP
Network Rail Timetable App
Co Pilot Navigation
Storage check app that can move more data to the SD card for low spec 620s
USB Storage mode App for car radio interfaces
This is something our banks should really be providing for us as a matter of priority. I am certainly not changing my phone to use an Android or an iPhone app, but I would seriously consider changing my bank account or opening a second account with one who offered a decent Windows mobile app. Additionally, If they want NFC payment to take off banks need to support this as well as shops. Banks generally need to get with the new technology a lot quicker than they have been.
So yup...a Halifax Bank App for me, plus some forward thinking bank exec's.
2. Sonos controller
Thay have a windows 8 one so why no Windows Phone 8 Love?
I'd also like a Marks & Spencer app. I'm not even sure if they do apps, if not, they should start with WP.
Not really a local app, but wish steam app would also come to WP
2. Sky TV apps for remote record, EPG browsing and watching programmes on demand. There is a third-party app that did the first two but it looks like Sky have changed something because it doesn't display any data at the moment.
BBC news app
Better notification and repeat notification app. I always missing missed phone calls, as unlike last phone, doesn't beep/vibrate occasionally if I have missed a call.
Others would be Sky+ and BBC iPlayer official apps.
Barclay's mobile & ping it please!
they are working on it but still find it frustrating when they text me with mobile app adverts.
But seriously Windows apps please be mainstream enough to appear on posters that say "download the app" along with Apple and Android marketplaces
And Sky Go as well - Sky and Microsoft have a partnership to get Sky on the XBox so maybe work with that to get it onto WP8!
I would love an app to keep tabs and add to my record collection via my phone.
Sainsbury's Bank App
An app to control my Sony Freeview+ PVR over the internet
Lloyds banking app
Scottish rugby / Scottish football app
Sky + / Go apps
Just eat although their mobile website is quite good
Jewish Chronicle news app
BBC / Telegraph news apps
National rail app
I'd also love to see a similar app for local Government services, whereby each Borough had an app (or again, a centralised app, and you choose (in-app) your local borough) to access all the local services and information.
And of course, these apps have the added benefit of helping those with hearing/speech impediments and further helps these services to be more user friendly and approachable.
Barclays Online Banking
Apps that can be replaced but I'd rather not:
Seriously an app to source local produce retailers
and a free 820 and pillow would be nice also
Why can i use my hsbc debit card to do it but not that smartphone? How smart can it be!?
(Already shown my support on the nationwide website).. even if they won't introduce one at least make a mobile website like santander did.
It would be great to get some local news apps on Windows Phone.
HSBC Banking app
Official Football League club apps (e.g. Sheffield Wednesday)
Official National Lottery app
But I would also like to see "Tesco Clubcard" and "BBC iPlayer" apps.
However a NFC app like an extension of Wallet would get my vote. I think it is really cool when I go to Aldi for example and just press my NFC enabled bank card on the reader and go. Don't know why more people don't pay this way. Yes that or any other app using NFC functionality.
MyEE so I can check what data I have left through an app
Some DJing on the move!!
Paying for the tube with my Phone would be really convenient.
And DS Cloud, from Synology.
PS 'Gotten'? Seriously?
Anyways my choice for a local app I'd like to see come to the Windows Phone Store, like many others have said, would be a sky app.
Skype (Fully integrated into phone and work the same as iMessage & Facetime)
Sky Go + Sky+ Remote Record
Sky Sports Score Centre
Lotus Notes Traveller (Yes my company still use Lotus Notes and refuse to switch to outlook)
Datausage (Calls,txts and data)
Microsoft Built in RDP App
Betfair (dont think there is any betting apps at moment?)
Games (Halo, Forza, Subway Surfers, Seige Hero)
Also, I wish they'd introduce NFC payments already.
I would also love a BBC Radio app. I like the TuneIn radio app, but I seem to miss a lot of radio shows I like to listen to.
I also think BT should launch a rival app to Sky Go. I would love to be able to watch BT Vision content on my Windows Phone.
A merged app of buses due and tubemap would be great or something similar!
Trello would also be very high on my list - they have a Windows 8 app already
So maybe the app could list customer reviews ans recommendations too which would make it easier and less daunting to walk into a new coffee shop - I know this is something I often feel as I never know where to go and tend to stick to the places I know.
It'd also be great to list other aspects such as whether they accept cards, cash, have food, snacks, whether the food is home made etc.
It probably wouldn't be that hard to do but I have no idea how as I don't develop applications!
Having to remember my membership number or carry my PINsentry everywhere is not desireable.
Barclays bank, TFL oyster support app, Royal mail/parcel tracking, unified app for UK national newspapers.
Either that or a live location based app for public transport, showing you how to get to somewhere and using your location to pull where the nearest and quickest options are! Don't know if thats what Nokia Transit is like, I've got an 8X :)
and a halifax bank app
(for WP7.x as well as WP8 - I know it's a long shot but I suppose that's a good enough reason to be entering this comp to win a Lumia 820!)
Virgin Media Tivo control
(Or have this added to Nokia Transit, but it would be great to buy tickets through a separate app.)
There are two apps which will put the icing on the cake:
BBC iPlayer App
Remote control and near vision testing app for UK made optometry test chart i use! (quite specific that one!)
I'd love to see an app similar to Google Now.
Seamless collection of information that's relevant to you without you having to do anything other than use your phone for some things. It'd be great if it could be expanded to show times for local transport (train times/bus times) and such as well, based on your location.
ORANGE/EE CLOUD APP
So often you happen to have time free and it can take forever trying to find localised sites with a "whats on" section.
All-in-one free communicator (iMessage, BBM) - just kidding ;-)
VIBER with voice streaming