Walgreens, ABC News and more join Voxer on Windows Phone 8

It's becoming quite the busy term for Windows Phone with all these new official apps that are appearing on our store. We recently looked at Voxer, which has just been released, but Microsoft has announced a handful more that are definitely worth checking out. We've got ABC News, Walgreens, MarketWatch and XFINITY TV Remote joining push-to-talk messenger Voxer.

Since we've already covered Voxer, we'll take a quick gander at each of the other highlighted apps and throw up download links for you all to get cracking.



Walgreens enables Windows Phone owners to reorder and track prescriptions, as well as enjoy some of the chain's other services offered. The app is feature rich with the ability to scan barcodes on bottles for instant medication refills, as well as text reminders to let users know when they're almost running dry. A Walgreens reward card can also be added to the Windows Phone Wallet just in case.

Although we've had an official Walgreens app for Windows Phone 7.x for a few years now, this version has been rewritten for Windows Phone 8.

You can download Walgreens from the Windows Phone Store for free (Windows Phone 8 only).

QR: Walgreens

ABC News

ABC News

As the name would suggest, this official ABC News app helps keep you up-to-date with everything that's happening in the world. Including articles, videos, slideshows and live footage from ABC News, it's quite the app. We're also looking at Live Tiles with sections that can be pinned to the Start screen (Money, Sports, etc.).

This app was released a few days ago, but now Microsoft has made it "official".

Lockscreen support is included, as well as voice commands. If you're interested in stories supplied, you can share the news via SMS, Tap+Send, email and social networks. We're impressed with what's on offer here. You can download ABC News from the Windows Phone Store for free (Windows Phone 8 only).

QR: ABC News



MarketWatch (www.marketwatch.com) is the new app from the popular financial website. It boasts everything you need if you're looking to manage your portfolio or simply keep on top of what's happening in the markets. Real-time market quotes, breaking business news, podcasts and customised watch lists if we're going to name but a few features.

You can download MarcketWatch from the Windows Phone Store for free (Windows Phone 8 only).

QR: MarkcetWatch



Lastly, we have XFINITY TV Remote from Comcast, which is essentially exactly as the name suggests. The app offers movies, TV shows and on-demand programming, handy for browsing listings, controlling the TV and even schedule recordings. You can download XFINITY TV Remote from the Windows Phone Store for free (Windows Phone 8 only).


Source: Windows Phone Blog

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

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.