WebApps updated, adds a number of new features and local content filtering

WebApps for Windows Phone has been updated to version 1.2, implementing more features for users to take advantage of. As well as the added functionality, we've also been informed that the team has added a number of new regions for local content filtering - perfect if you're looking for content solutions for your region.

If the new features and content filtering aren't enough, developer Sydience has also added more than 150 new web apps to the catalogue since the app launched, based on in-app suggestions from the Windows Phone community. We previously looked at Web Apps, praising the app for its unique access to more rich content, which may not be available on the official app store.

Here's the full changelog for WebApps version 1.2:

  • New Feature: Home, Stop, Refresh and Share buttons (application bar)
  • New Feature: "Open in Internet Explorer" (application bar)
  • New Feature: "Always open in Internet Explorer" (settings)
  • New Feature: System tray visibility: Hidden, Light (30%), Dark (80%), Persistent (settings)
  • New Feature: Single sign-on to remember credentials for each web app review (settings)
  • New Feature: 55 new regions for local content filtering
  • •New Feature: "What's New" notification (upon first launch of an updated version)
  • •Enhancement: Faster web app launch times
  • •Enhancement: UI tweaks

The countries added for local content filtering include : Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo (DRC), Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

It's a sizeable update for an app which has already been well-received. You can download WebApps for free from the Windows Phone Store. 

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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.