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What apps are missing in the Windows Phone Store?

There’s no denying that Windows Phone is the mobile operating system in third place. A distance third, but third nonetheless. It’s still got a lot of work to do in order to catch up to iOS globally before it even can have Android on its radar. The latest numbers from the IDC put Windows Phone at 3.6% marketshare, while Android and iOS are at 81.0% and 12.9% respectively. What about apps? 

Marketshare is just one way to measure success. Another is the number of quality apps in a particular ecosystem. Windows Phone had a slow start, but 2013 was a big year for getting high-quality apps from big-name companies and startups. Like marketshare, there’s still a lot of work to do in order to close the (quality) app gap. What apps do you really want to see make the jump from Android and iOS to Windows Phone?

Last weekend, we informally asked via Twitter what apps you still want on Windows Phone. We won’t get into the specifics today, but we’re going to be doing some cool stuff with Nokia for the top requested apps.

We have a pretty solid list from that Twitter poll, but we want to make it a little more official. In the comments below, list some apps that you really want to see make the jump to Windows Phone. 

Have a great weekend everyone! We'll share more in the coming weeks. 

1000 Comments
  • VSCO Cam!
  • VSCO cam, is the key app for me. if we could get it for WP, it would be wonderful. However they told me that there are no plans at all to make the jump by the moment. 
  • What does that app do that apps current on WP can't?
  • MANY things. The overall editing tools are excellent, but the main reason are VSCO's filters basically.
  • sorry to jump in but may i ask you specifically which one's. Since they are not coming to WP I would be very glad to add them to fhotoroom, just email me the filter name at admin AT fhotoroom.com and i will gladly add them without charging like they do for the Levi's filter ;) Also VSCO is very heavy into the FADE image processing type filters which fhotoroom already has and you can pretty much create any filter in VSCO in fhotoroom including the ones they charge for.
  • sorry for pulling a John Legere moment ;)
  • Awesome!
  • I agree!! It would be totally awesome, if you were to look into it!!! To see the equivalents to the basic vsco filters (B1,B5,C1,F2,G3,M3,M5,P5,T1,X1) would already be pretty amazing!!! But any additional filters are always much appreciated of course :D  
  • Np, wrote each one down and will look into them as soon as i finish the double exposure filter tonight for the next update. ;)
  • C1 is one of my favourites :)
  • Awesome
  • It will be surely awesome :)
  • I am interested into this filter. First Take a "Short Exposure" picture - as fast as it can be taken to extract the edges of all the pixels, shapes and a basic color for each shape/edge. Then Take a "Long Exposure" (longer) picture and extract all shapes and a reference color for all pixels, shapes and edges. And then another picture - Short Exposure. All this and without the flash. Maybe. Because the flash overexpose all the colors... Then combile all the pixels. Basically we have a sharper image (first one) with no color acuracy... and a color richer picture - potentially blurrred. And we have a "trace" for all the shapes and pixel reference colors. By combining a #1 and #2 (and maybe #3) we have a sharper color rich picture. What do you say... can you write this filter?   10x.
  • This is very similiar to the HDR process which adjusts exposure of each shot and then combines them together to make a richer image. I just released an app call Fhotolens which does this. It has only been out for 10 days and i already got out 3 updates and have an update being finished today. It is very complicate technique but i am working hard to make it an easy process for all users not just power.
  • If you add Graduate Filter, it will be more nicer i think.
  • So here is the low down, i am down to finishing M3, M5 and P5. The rest have been added but under different names. I also updated the UI to be cleaner, made all the filters faster, added pinch to zoom even when editing so it is on all the time now and also added a few more other filter frames and more. This will be a truly massive update on so many levels. Thank you for the feedback and hope you like it once v10 is released.
  • Sounds amazing!!! Can't wait :D!!!
  • its official v10.0.0 is now available :)
  • Instamessage!!!
  • THAT'S WHAT I CALL COMMITMENT TO THE CUSTOMER!!!!!!!
  • Totally agree!!!  
  • I don't even have Fotoroom, but I'm impressed!
  • I didn't have, but i do now.
  • Downloading as we speak. Fhotoroom just gained another customer for being proactive.
  • Is there any way to move the filters over the image so they look more natural? If I find a filter I really like and use it twice you can totally see the filter over the images.
  • sorry i am not exactly sure i fully understand.
  • They mean to manually move the layer ontop of the photo around so that you cant see the same marks of the filter in the same place on every photo to make it look more random and natural.
  • sorry for delayed response got very late here ;) Is there an app that shows this well?
  • Does he mean something like this on-off overlay?
  • I think what he is trying to say is kind of like the blur feature in say 6tag where you can rub your finger on the screen and manually blur specific parts but make it so it adds the filter instead of blur.  Also if you were to implement this idk how hard it would be but maybe a method to control how much it affects the specific point on the picture.  To refer back to the blur analogy, make it so you could make some parts more blurry than others.
  • Yes we have this type of effect and more on our Win8 app, just haven't had a chance to rollout our solution for this on WP8 yet.
  • Fhotoroom (The guy running Fhotoroom) i love ur app. can we have a setting where you apply multiple filters to different parts of the same photo without extending them to the other part of the photo?? for example, i could have the top half(or quadrant, whatever) in sepia, the other in pencil sketch?? i think it will allow more creativity for the users.   I am not sure whether something like this already exists.. would love to know if it does! :)  
  • ty, i know what you mean and I have something in the works but i am doing it at a app core level so that it will be part of every filter rather than a separate filter. Just changes like this are a little big to be done right and i kind of pride myself on the fact that fhotoroom can process 22MP photos on a 1020 which no iPhone can do (limited to 20 by OS). So i am just trying to preserve as much as possible but it is coming i promise.
  • fhotoroom were among the first apps i bought for wp. Great job..
  • Hi Fhotoroom, I am a big fan of Fhotoroom and I know Fhotoroom has a lot of updates in these days. They are awesome very sure and let me suggest you why do people keep asking Vsco cam is you should try to compare after applied two similar effects from Vsco and Fhotoroom. The results are too different I think. Vsco looks are more film look. Hope my comment can help you and for me Fhotoroom is the best photo editing app on windows phone. Thank you for bringing this awesome app.   Rgds
  • hello Chit                If you saw my comments up a bit, i plan to add more film like effects and that sort of the goal for some of my softer filter like Adele. I make filters a bit heavy handed so that users can reduce them to their needs rather than have to apply the same filter twice for a heavier effect. It might be wise if i reduce the initial value of some of these filters to make 1 click filters easier than assume users will reduce to their liking? Ty ;)
  • its official v10.0.0 is now available :)
  • Hi Fhotorrom, Love your app. The most I love photo editing softwares on windows phone are Fhotoroom and Hipstamatic oggl pro. If you don't mind I would like to suggest you one thing. It will be better if you allow landscape mode while photo editing, I think. How's your opinion? And one more is if we can do selective points editing like snapseed, it's lovely. Thanks :)
  • Anyway I bought Complete Collection from you. Yes, quite impressive app. But I would like to request some features too. How about Graduate Filter? And photo editing on landscape mode? I mean when I turn my phone to landscape mode, the app automatically change too and I can see more bigger picture right? And the photo can move on app is a bit weired I think. Thank you to bring this awsome app too. :)
  • Something I would like on windows phone is film stock emulation.    If fhotoroom had .cube 3D LUT support it would be epic. 
  • technically it wouldn't be a big deal at all, i would just need an import system to get the .cube files. At which point i would be able to process them easily. Technically fhotoroom already has all the core function to work with .cube but you are the first person to mention them to me in more than a year an a half. That is why it is why a UI has never been developed for the functions.
  • What is the Graphic User Interface based on? Jpg images? It would be nice to change the app icon and match its look with the rest of the interface. What should be the specs for the images?
  • Sometimes I just want a few games here and there... not knock offs, they aren't as good, either aesthetically or functionally.
    Examples: dots, tiny wings (though I much prefer the penguin concept), mega dead pixel, super hexagon, olo... am I dreaming with my eyes open??
  • Agreed...not more filter but more along the line of Adobe Express.
  • Super Hexagon... I wish... Sadly, the developer seems to think it's not worth the trouble. He literally has it on every other platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, even BlackBerry for God's sake), but nope, WP's too much trouble. src: [interview] [dev's page]
  • I tried offering assistance to the developer several months ago but he is not interested. Anyway, I have already started working on a similar game on my own. Its coming along very well. 6-8 weeks away from release.   @danglingneuron  
  • Well, what can I say. It's a damn shame. :/ Keep us posted about your game though! :)
     
  • I would like to have dots, simple and addicting game.
  • GRave Defense HD is what I am missing most. Best tower defense game. Loved it on webOS!
  • Totally agree!!! VSCO cam and I'm 99,9% happy again ;-)
  • You are asked, what really do you what that is on this VSCO which is missing on Photoroom so that the developer can add it for free but instead i keep on seeing these +928 etc, then i wonder if this is not the 'follow the crowd' thing, where one is set/conditioned to use given path even though there are better alternatives
  • don't know what you want from me??? my comment was one of the first (before I was asked anything... Look at the time...) of course it doesn't make sense, if you view it as an isolated statement. BTW: It's Fhotoroom not Photoroom...
  • +928!
  • Did you get the idea for this article from me, Sam❔...lol.
  • Since Nokia focuses so much on photography, they really need to get some more premium editing apps (not saying the ones that are out there are bad, but sadly there are a few missing, such as VSCO, flickr, filterstorm, camera+, and a really good HDR app would also be amazing...)
  • Flickr has been out for a while
  • Yes it has been out for over 2years without an update, it is a WP7.5 app actually. Definatly needs an update!
  • All tennis apps,I badly need them
  • Yup...please 1) "ATP/WTA Live" is a must ! 2) Expense tracking app - "All Budget" 3) Official "IGN" app 4) "Tweetbot" pls ..5) "The Verge"
    And lastly, "Dropbox" & "Flipboard" asap. ;)
  • Dropbox is a good one!
  • I saw a Dropbox...maybe I was mistaken
  • There are plenty 'dropbox' apps, but none official or even close. There is no good 3rd party dropbox client. There are plenty of excelent expense tracking apps, there was a post on nokia conversations about such apps recently.
  • F' The Verge lol
  • there is a Flickr app. seriously, how many photo apps does one need? Right now I am having hard time using 4.
  • Well, I'm aware of that, but have you ever tried it out? Probably not, as it doesn't work at all and I don't mean that it sort of works, but that it's just worse than on ios/android. I mean its literally a dead app, which hasn't been updated for almost 2 years now. Therefore, saying that there is one, is not really helpful in this matter, as it is an absolutely useless app...
  • Tons of apps are like that. Many big name apps that haven't been updated for 2 or 3 years. That's just unacceptable.
  • What do you mean useless. Sure it hasn't update for awhile...but I was able to upload and download pictures just fine. 
  • Well that might be the case for you, but I along with I don't know how many other users simply can't even log-in. If you look at the app ratings (or in various forums) you'll see that this is an old issue. However, some I guess are lucky and don't have that problem (god knows why some can and others can't log into their accounts). But to me its absolutely useless at the moment...
  • Need Flickr App with auto backup support... they give 1 TB free now...
  • thank you for sharing the filterstorm didn't know about that one :)
  • You're welcome!!! :)  
  • There's a couple "really good" HDR apps already! HDR Camera and 4Blend HDR are both excellent HDR apps in my opinion...
  • Well, if you think so ok...I guess HDR Camera is getting there (although not quite yet, in my opinion) and regarding 4Blend HDR, although the app design is amazing, I just don't get it. The 3EV: +6, 0, -6 looks almost exactly like a normal picture and if one tweaks the exposure settings a little the whole picture becomes a big blur... I've always liked the PRO HDR on ios, to see something equivalent to that on WP8 would be really great!!!  
  • I'd honestly be happy with a decent Panorama App and a mobile version of Lightroom for editing my 1520's DNG files...
  • haha mobile version of lightroom, I like that one :D (but I totally agree!!!)
  • Photosynth is the best one IMO
  • I didn't say I wanted the best one... I want a good one... (i already have photosynth installed, as well as about 4 others...)
  • Photosynth is good but quality is bad
  • Why would you ruin the amazing PureView photo with a stupid filter? I've tried a couple of filtering apps, and they all ruined the photo. I take my photos only with Nokia Camera and maybe fix some color and contrast later on PC
  • VSCO Cam!! You guys should post on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VisualSupply/ ;)
  • What's VSCO cam? Mr I just want my banking apps... I need a Citibank app... I use IE, mint and pageonce but I want a native one... Everything else eh... Or an app that would give me a million dollars would be my fav app lol ;)
  • +1 Citibank and VSCO
  • +1 million dollars
  • Need Citibank +1
  • Banking apps, yes. Especially HSBC for UK.
  • HSBC are theives. Go on youtube and watch "wham bam thankyou scam"
  • Random comment! I believe everything I see on YouTube lol
  • I want ICICI bank app. They have an app for Windows 8. Not sure why it is missing for WP8.
  • I want VSCO!
  • +920 on Charles Schwab
  • Instamessage!!!!!!!
  • I honestly love mattebox on iOS better than VSCOcam... Share filters, view them online, AND import into Lightroom? Swoon.
  • Charles Schwab
  • How about a app that can make the WP start screen look like a mix between iOS, and Android❔
  • Yak...
  • What❔.. What's wrong with that❔
  • Please leave the premises
  • How bout an app that could delete comments like yours
  • Haha ^ ...Nice
  • LMAO
  • LOL.
  • This made my day.
  • Zinnggg!
  • Lol❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕
  • Lol!!
  • +920 lol
  • You gotta be kidding, right??
  • Yes Sean.. Old Rodney was, once again, being super facetious...
  • Oh rodneye. You never cease to amaze.
  • You obtuse piece of flotsam! Have you no respect for the Modern?!!!
  • You me Metro❔
  • Urrgh
  • I started writing an app like that with a keyboard plugin that other apps could use. I stopped development because I had other projects.
  • Apps that require interop hacking and Start screen layout changing (except App Folders) in a Windows Phone will never be allowed by Microsoft in the WP Store and we cannot install apps outside of the WP Store in our Windows Phones so you can dream and forget about such a app rodneyej.
  • +1 for Schwab. Even if its not the mammoth trading one, just a simple mobile banking app would be great.
  • +1 need Schwab, pnc, everbank, capital one360, Barclays, etc. All missing from the app store.
  • If the PNC app is anything like their W8 app, no thanks. I used to want it to, but I pinned the mobile site to my start screen. Its so much better than their W8 attempt.
  • PNC called me after an "in bank" visit... I told them that I wouldn't have had to come in if they had a WP8 app.
  • +1 for PNC
  • +1 for PNC - please soon!!!  
  • Let me add to that... Western Union and MoneyGram so I can send money from an app at my convenience...Amex Bluebird card...WalMart MoneyCard or GreenDot equivalent...RushCard...StraightTalk, Net10, or Tracfone for all three...some prepaid love
  • Let me guess, you know some Nigerian princes who need some funds for cutting you into a huge windfall..?
  • No, I travel for a living and use these services the way that they are supposed to be used...you idiot...everybody has different needs depending on the way that they use devices and services!
  • No doubt, however there are few legitimate uses for Western Union and MoneyGram anymore either.  I travel for business quite a bit, few things beat a Amex and a Visa.  I cannot think of a situation where WU made any sense at all. At any rate, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, and avoid returning your insult.  However you have to admit that your use case seems a bit fishy. ;)
  • How about transferring money to family & friends in different countries?
  • That's what I'm saying... Some people have such a limited world view! They heard something on the news about some people scamming via legitimate services and think that it applies to the millions of people that use said services. So no, I don't admit that my use case is fishy.
  • There are no video apps. Bring Hollywood Movie FX like on ios to Windows Phone. That would be awesome.
  • Pinterest please!!
  • +1!!!
  • +1
  • +1
  • +1
  • +1
  • Yep⬆⬆⬆
  • +1
  • Meh
  • +1!!!!!
  • +1
  • -1
  • +1
  • +1
  • +925
  • +520
  • +P
  • Um, you mean different than the pinterest app that's there?
  • That one isn't official.
  • Gawd forbid it ain't "official". I hope you're not using it then.
  • Lordy, lord❕... The post is about official apps, kid❕
  • How good is the third-party one?
  • None of the third party apps have full rights to Pinterest so they all lack what the official apps on other platforms have.
  • +1!!!
  • This is the most high profile app that has no good third party alternative on Windows Phone.
  • +1
  • Да!
  • +1
  • +1!!!!!!
  • +1
  • +1!!!!!!!!!!! and HSBC app and hopstop
  • +1
  • +1 an official one would be great! 
  • +1
  • Quora!
  • +1 for Quora!
  • Quora! YES!!
  • +925
  • +1
  • Yes! Quora!
  • +1
  • +925
  • +1
  • Target app, target ticket
  • +920
  • +928
    Don't forget Target Cartwheel app
  • Good suggestion!
  • +1 on Cartwheel.
  • +920 Target Cartwheel
  • Another good one.
  • Target? Great...my Lumia will be stolen in the next breach! I kid! I would like one, too. Chase was cool with replacing what I needed.
  • Not kidding.  I have not gone into Target since learning of the breach.  They are the nearest supermarket to our home.  They have lost my business for  while.  I do not believe they were diligent enough with my financial data...
  • It could happen to any company. ESPN insider got hacked in the early 2000's. The credit card companies will refund anything that is fraud.
  • I know it could.  Based on the reading I have done, Target should have taken more care.  More was lost in the breach than just cc numbers.  They are now saying that they got a lot more information than first reported.  I just got an email yesterday giving me a year of credit card and indentity monitoring.  They would not have offered that if just the CC numbers were taken.  One reason I like Google Wallet, both tap and pay and the physical card.  It uses a virtual number while protecting your real info.  Peoples info should not have been retained in the POS system.   Like I said, they have lost my business for a while and most of my neighbors since the Supertarget is near our neighborhood.  
  • target seems way to expensive. there has to be a walmart around you lol
  • Target Ticket, that's their movie service like Ultraviolet right? I thought you could import those into Flixster as well, as I did with my free movies when I signed up.... If that's still the case.
  • Target, ticket, and their cartwheel app
  • Yes.
  • Cartwheel
  • Canadian banking apps: TD Canada Trust, RBC, and CIBC would be the most notable ones.   Also, a full features Sonos app that allowed playback of music from my phone to a Sonos system. 
  • +1 Ironically there is an RBC app on Windows 8.
  • The worst part is they said WP8 app was going to be released soon back in Dec. 2012 and then obviously scrapped development.
  • pcfinancial as well, who has apps for everything else 
  • +1 ... rbc commented on Twitter several months ago that they were working on a WP8 app... Sure is taking some time.
  • Agreed. We have a dearth of *key* Canadian apps, i.e. banking apps, airlines, Tim Hortons, etc. There is no way Windows Phone is going to grow its userbase here without those apps, absolutely *no way*. Those local apps are keeping BB10 afloat (and growing) here.
  • Oh ya, Tim's was another one. They're even rolling out NFC payments with the app on other platforms too! I would love to have that functionality on my 1520.
  • What, you want to actually USE NFC? WP8 is clearly not designed for that... could be a security breach, you know!
  • +1 Canadian Banking Apps
  • Agreed eh!?
  • Windows Phone has less than 2% in Canada that's why... Its so unfortunate.
  • +620
  • +1
  • Yes, Canadian banks. TD bank please.
  • Air Canada
  • +920 - Scotia for me.
  • Agree! +925
  • I have always got the 'low market share' reply from TD when I ask about it.
  • Does low market share mean TD? or WP8? :)
  • Td needed!!
  • We have a TD app just not as good as it could be.
  • CIBC please!
  • +1 !! This would make my day!
  • +1
  • +1520
  • UK banking app, Nationwide! Would be nice to have NFC payment too!!
  • Yes please to the Nationwide banking app!  
  • Forgot to add that this has been officially suggested to them on the "Your Nationwide" section of the website and currently has over 10,000 votes in favour so there is a clear demand. Would be great if WPC and Nokia could apply so extra pressure on them. https://your.nationwide.co.uk/your-voice/service-improvements/Pages/Wind...  
  • I downloaded the rbc app on windows 8 and I love it! Why cant we have love on wp8? -_-
  • I use the RBC app all the time and would love the same on my phone
  • +1 + ING in a better version
  • +1 RBC app please!!
  • +920 for TD
  • Sweet! We got so many Canadians on here!!!!!
  • I want one!
  • Yes, this! I need the CIBC NFC payment app.
  • Agreed. Would love more Canadacentic apps especially my bank lol.
  • Timmy, Canucks, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Scotiabank, RBC, TD, CIBC, Whitecaps, CFL, Air Canada, Westjet, Cineplex.... I could be here all night typing
  • +100
  • +1
  • Don't forget BMO as well.
  • Flipboard, AutoCad 360, YouTube, MKV player, Audi MMI, BMW assist, Mercedes Benz ... (other car apps), Singapore Air, Emirates, Virgin ... Starbucks, Nike+ RUN, Nike+ training, Adidas, Phillips light, B&O remote, siemens smarthouse, quadrocopter remote), Samsung remote, Sony PS Zone, AOK
  • Autocad would be nice
  • AutoCAD would be great, but I'd settle for the iOS app, Magic Plan.
    Just any floor plan (blue print) maker would be great.
  • I just tried http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=40dea3b9-8206-4440-8e41-d4853f8dcac5 it is pretty good.
  • Im an Architect - do you people actually use these mobile CAD apps?  I find them completely useless - the screen is way too small to do anything worthwile.  Maybe a .dwg, and 3D model viewer app would be useful - but to actually edit a file, and / or draw somethign on my phone, ill pass.  Thats why i got myself Dell Venue 8 Pro - AutoCAD runs great on it, and using the touchmousepointer desktop plugin app, I have the ability to actually use the software on the go.  That being said, nothing compares to using a mouse, and keyboard doing CAD work.
  • +928
  • Verizon sucks!
  • There is no need for an official Youtube app. We have Youtube HD,a free great app. Then there's MetroTube and MyTube for even better experiences. Also you don't need mkv player when you have Moli Player.
  • Agreed for the MKV player, lesser name apps aren't as important if you have an equivalent. I disagree for the big-name apps. Even if there are great (or even better) third party versions, you need feature-complete first party versions for the ecosystem to be taken seriously.
  • No one in either ios or android has even heard of metro tube or my tube....all they know is YouTube.
  • you can tell Growgle that
  • And, after speaking to Android users of Youtube, they can not download videos. Amazingly I can to my WP and Surface from these "mone Youtube apps. I'm staying Windows thank you!
  • Tubemate works very well for downloading videos on Android. Sorry, but when it comes to handling just about any format or codec nothing beats an android device currently. 
  • The description and comments for tubemate do not agree with your above claim.
  • I've been using it for years. That's what it does. You can either pay the videos or download them locally. Look it up on YouTube and stop lying
  • I challenge you to say what app on GooglePlay market can download Youtube videos, answer is none. For the simple reason to download videos from YouTube is against Google's Term Of Service. So NO app on the Google Store does this. You may download from outside the Google store, but heed the warnings of virus laden 'apps' not on the store.
  • One quick search on the playstore lead me to "YouTube to av downloader". Do you even have an android device? you are being difficult. I use both platforms to stay current. I think I know what I'm saying. Listen, on android it is possible to use more than one appstore as I have 4 on my device. Another one that comes preinstalled on some Android devices is called the Amazon appstore. You could use this if you want. Tubemate is located there or from their website. Both of these methods are very secure. Android is not as restrictive as windows phone and allows users to install from wherever they please by checking the unknown sources box. On windows phone it is much more difficult if I remember correctly. I think you need a computer as well. That reminds me of the old palm OS days. Oh, and another thing, you are making this up as you go along for you did not specify that you were speaking specifically about the play store when you first commented. And another thing, the people you asked most likely are not on your level if they can not find an app to download videos on Android. Heck, my sister in high school does it all the time since she was in middle school. And just a quick addition, there are others that do allow you to download from sites other than YouTube just in case you were thinking of bringing that up. I miss the days when windows mobile used to kick all sorts of arse.
  • Had a Sony Tablet S for 18 months, and gave it away after viruses caused problems that even Sony did not resolve. So, my point is there are no official Google store apps that download YouTube videos. It against their Terms. Not stated in my initial comment, but that's what I was meaning. Not being difficult etc. As for un ticking the box, my point was malware. If you are doing internet banking, confidential work etc, its perhaps best to be cautious? On the tubemate official site (http://www.tubemate.net), it states at the top in red:
    [CAUTION] There are so many infected fake TubeMates on 'Google Play' and internet.
    Please get TubeMate from the verified sites for your safety.
    Which supports my point.
  • So you really didn't read my comment. There are apps other than tubemate if you are so afraid of it located on the play store. I gave you the name of one in quotes in my previous comment. Is your bias that blinding? Do you by any chance use windows on the desktop? I bet you would. Same thing you have to watch out for isn't it when it comes to viruses. The amount of times that i had to clear viruses from the desktops of careless users. You gave away a tablet that you could have performed a master reset on and expect me to believe you? That person must be enjoying that tablet right now after they performed such an easy fix. I said you could get tubemate from the Amazon appstore which is a very respectable source. I'm using it right now. Android is about choice, and windows mobile was too. Some android tablets actually can't use the play store and instead come with the Amazon appstore. And once again, you never originally specified which store and another thing, what's wrong with using official app stores that aren't the playstore? In comments here on this site many people posed the same question.
  • Your comments are mainly assumptions, generally incorrect, I'm beginning to see your a troll or an idiot.
  • And you just got angry and started name calling. Losing your cool already? Calm down. No reason to get angry. I made no assumptions that were illogical or farfetched. I never denied the fact that android was under attack and simply pointed out that it was because of the platform's popularity by comparing it to windows desktop. I told you that I use both platforms. I love tech and am very interested in the mobile space and have always been like that. I have no reason to troll, I get enough attention. You said you gave the tablet away, which means that person thought the tablet could be fixed. Simple. You said there are no apps on The playstore which can download videos from youtube. To refute your point I did a quick search and showed you that you were incorrect by providing the name of an app I found. How was it foolish or a display of idiocy?
  • Oh, and Windows does still kick ass. We have apps from the Store that download YouTube videos and no viruses. Imagine that!
  • With like three percent of the market no one cares yet. I can download any video on android without viruses as well. I don't get you people at all. You use windows on the desktop which is literally a virus magnet and you all don't understand why viruses attack android more? I could say I use opensuse and I never get viruses, but we all know why that is.
  • I don't care I agree with sulsim I still would like the official YouTube app....i have all the others u mentioned but nonetheless I want the real deal YouTube as well,unfortunately I know that will never happen but I can wish!
  • Why do you not care about the suggestions to use perfectly good non official Youtube apps? What do they not deliver? Remember there would be less features from the official youtube app. For example Tube pro which is free allows you to download videos for viewing later. Doubt youtube official app would allow that. Personally I am glad I have a youtube app that ISN'T from Google. Also I use the Vimeo app first whenever I can (and its officially supplied by Vimeo).
  • +920
  • Thumbs up
  • Because developer can only submit 5 free app too bad for windows phone users
  • Yes, but none of them allows you to pair. We need an official YouTube app, except if developers find a way around
  • Pair??
  • I use myTube about 25% of the time. But really, the m.youtube.com site is just fine too.
  • Forget Google producing a decent Youtube app but there is already a brilliant one that is free and it allows you to download vids for later viewing. I have been using Tube Pro http://www.windowsphone.com/en-au/store/app/tube-pro/558b56d7-1318-4cad-acdd-bd673e06655f But there are others http://www.windowsphone.com/en-au/search?q=tube+pro Though I am so happy why look elsewhere
  • So agree!
  • I have asked AutoDesk several times if they plan to build a WP client for there product....via Twitter, via Facebook, via Support.....all seem to get ignored. Would love even just a good AutoDesk created DWG viewer.
  • A DWG viewer would be great.
  • Completely agree!!!
  • Nike+ and nike training for sure, Adidas mi coach is here, and I must say, its way prettier than on iOS or android. I would also like runkeeper.
  • +1 for Runkeeper. There is an alternative, Caledos Runner, that is even recommended by Runkeeper after they pulled their 1st party app. But it doesn't have all the features of the iOS and Android apps, like audio cues for training plans. Still better than nothing. And seems to crash less than the 1st party app.  
  • You must be very wealthy
  • Definitely need Merc's MBrace
  • Let Starbucks beta test their app on ios users first. We don't need their unsecured app.
  • AutoCAD... Yes i want...
  • +920 for Autocad
  • Forget Google producing a decent Youtube app but there is already a brilliant one that is free and it allows you to download vids for later viewing. I have been using Tube Pro http://www.windowsphone.com/en-au/store/app/tube-pro/558b56d7-1318-4cad-acdd-bd673e06655f But there are others http://www.windowsphone.com/en-au/search?q=tube+pro Though I am so happy why look elsewhere
  • +1 for Flipboard
  • AutoCAD 360, Autodesk Formit, Youtube, Flipboard! yep. that would be awesome
  • I totally agree. Plus google hangouts! Google maps for the sake of having variety.   Autocad 360 Autodesk Formit Autodesk Sketch Youtube Flipboard (updated) News republic Games: Fifa 14 Real Racing 3 GT racing 2 NFS most wanted Riptide GP2 Dead Trigger 2 Tiny Thief Clash of clans PvZ 2
  • +1
  • +1 AutoCad ,its must have app for productivity and workforce involving mechanical,electrical,civil works
  • Get molliplayer, it plays any mkv I've ever tried. Plays stuff off your home server too. Works beautifully.
  • $2.99? Riiight! How about bringing free VLC finally? 
  • Sulslim, there was a natively-coded YouTube app for our Windows Phones until the childish and evil Google took that away from us and forced Microsoft to downgrade it to HTML5 for no reason. Also most of us knew Google's real, stupid reason for not allowing such a YouTube app for WP: Microsoft's "Scroogled" ad campign.
  • Microsoft is the very definition of childish and evil. I'm just happy they aren't the super monopoly they used to be. 
  • Edjing or djay. Flipboard
  • I contacted edjing, and it is coming! They can't give a release date, but it definintely is in development!
  • Thanks!
  • Quizduell
  • Quizduell will come in February to Windows Phone. Check my twitter ;) https://twitter.com/rgs_89  
  • +1
  • MeetMe, Charm
  • Yes, we need Hot Or Not and Skout.
    Dearth of dating apps on WP 8! Barring WeChat, no other app works well (Badoo is deplorable!)
    That BBM is required too goes without saying.
  • Kik Messenger needs updating desprately!!
  • YES PLEASE
  • Yes please update KiK
  • What's wrong with kik? I've been using it just fine.
  • No kik cards support, need to be reinstalled every few months because it wipes your data, it doesn't tell you on the 'conversations' screen when the person is typing.. and other small things that need addressing to bring the WP version up to scratch with their iOS and Android counterparts.
  • Notifications are broken
  • Is not going to get an update. They discontinued they developement for WP.
  • Not entirely true, they said they would update their app when Microsoft introduces Webkit support.
  • +1
  • Can't agree more to that...
  • Dropbox, Starbucks, Nest, Feedly, Ness, and a "real" (as in, fully functional) Spotify app. Oh...and Instagram. </sarcasm>
  • How about getting it free? I got all these emails about it bring free and it isn't on WP.
  • Dropbox +1
  • I switched back to iOS for a bit and just came back to WP, the official feedly app for iOS is pretty horrible - so glad that I can get my news through NextGen again.  Starbucks app on iOS was just caught storing passwords in plain text too :).  I am looking forward to a Nest app though (not sure how likely that is now with the google purchase).
  • Dropbox +1
  • +1 For Nest
  • There is a nest app, it was free a couple days ago, wellnezted (or something like that). Works good and is only a buck normally. Not an official app, but reaslistically it doesn't matter.
  • Funny thing is that their official slogan is 'Dropbox - Your stuff, anywhere' oh well...
  • +1 Dropbox
  • Dropbox is the main one I'm missing and I'd also like the Spotify app to at least be on par with the iOS version.
  • +1
  • Dropbox! so far only app really missing...and in distant future add cpanel whm and google analytics with realtime display
  • Third party drop box app is enough for me so far...of course official is always better for PR.
  • +920 we need a serious Spotify app!
  • Spotify REALLY needs an update, pronto.
  • I have been using SBux for Starbucks.  It can handle the cards and tell you how many stars you have plus when you have a free drink.  But it is missing the other offers you get in the Official Starbucks app.  Like the BOGO offers.  I would love to get the real app.  http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/sbux-card/e9c9ac41-77b6-4188-ae07-f23ec4fd2c0e
  • GOD DAMMIT I WANT DROPBOX! The other ones are cool but we need an official one...
  • you know there are better services than dropbox, copy for example gives you 15 GB from the start (20 GB if someone reffers you) and they have an official WP app too (but it lacks some features) tell me if you want my referal link
  • I'm interested in a referal link.
  • Here: copy.com?r=9U91Ak Have a nice day 
  • Thanks!
  • BoxFiles for Dropbox works for me just as well as the official Dropbox app on my iPhone.
  • They have an inferiority complex if it doesn't say "official". Don't try to understand the obsessed.
  •   No, they just understand that "official" means that the app is no longer one change of the API or a C&D letter away from being broken or pulled from the store. If Google and Dropbox changed their APIs tomorrow,  metrotube and filebox are now just pretty icons on your start screen that don't do anything. Also one of the reasons businesses are hesitant about Windows Phone is the lack of official apps, for one simple reason. Official Aps = Company Support. If my business spent money on a corporate Dropbox cloud solution that all of my sales staff uses to store their files,   I wouldn't want them using an unofficial app that could be broken at any minute without any warning meaning that they can't do their work ( read: make me money)                                  
  • I like FileBox too
  • Official Twitch tv
    Twitch tv
    Twitch tv oh yeah uh
    Twitch tv dam how its Xbox one but not on the phones it amazes me for real
    oh official trulia app
    Nike plus
    flight club
    target
    snapchat
    instagram because the official one is still on bata, unbelievable its 2014 and we don't have it yet
    fast and furious game
    HBO go
    world star hip hop app
    instafollow
    sound cloud
    textgram
    path
    BBM APP
    DROP BOX
    BETTER NFL APPS
    WORDEO
    uniqlo app
    gap app
    sole magazine app
    PayPal app
    yahoo app
    there's plenty more I can't think of anymore but you get the the picture Microsoft needs to get it together , I'm tired iPhone people telling why I have windows phone, its horrible, I'm tired
  • Path is already out on WP8...
  • Yeah I just saw but its a bata
  • +1 for Canadian Starbucks and Nest. (though Wellnezted works well )
  • Boxfiles for Dropbox works awesome as a Dropbox client, as well as a SkyDrive client.
  • + 1 for Dropbox
  • Definitely dropbox.
  • +1 Nest
  • None...well....for me at least lol
  • None for me aswell, but more known games won't hurt :D
  • Like GTA San Andreas :P
  • They said it was coming in a week. That was before 2014
  • Cisco Leap
  • Sportcity a NL gym app, probably low priority for MS though
  • MS doesn't make Sportcity just like Apple doesn't make every app on its platform. This comment doesn't make sense.
  • Starbucks!
  • +1520 on official Starbucks app.
  • Preferably without the shameful security flaws ...
  • +1 for Starbucks
  • +1
  • I would like this, for sure. I have my gold card, but having it on my iPhone was handy. There's an unofficial one that works (ugly as sin), but I prefer the sheen of an official app. As to security...it's a coffee app. The NSA isn't going to hack your gift cards to go buy a Latte.
  • +1 for Starbucks so we can use gift cards
  • You can already use giftcards and starbucks points in the great SBUX app. 
  • +1520
  • +920 on the Starbucks app. A major pain not having that. I've been using Sbux for the past year and I'm sure that's as good as a 3rd party app will get, but you can't reload cards with it, transfer balances between cards, or send cards to others with it.
  • You all know that Starbucks coffee tastes like dirt and is so overpriced that anyone that buys it is just feeding into their corporate greed...right? Take your Ughs and Northfaces down to a local coffee shop and treat yourself to some good coffee! You deserve it!
  • Kik messenger needs un update immediately it's sucks
  • +1520 on KiK
  • Not getting developement anymore. Discontinued.
  • When MS adds web kit they will update
  • I think there is more chance of hell freezing over than Microsoft using Webkit.
  • Clash of Clans, Dumb Ways to die
  • +1 for both
  • +520
  • +1520!!!
  • +620
  • +920
  • +520
  • +520
  • +920 oh and it needs to be able to sync with my other device
  • We really need a BBC iPlayer app for windows phone. There's one already there but all the BBC have done is make it their mobile site which is rubbish. Its been around for nearly a year and had 1 minor update. It really needs to be a native metro app.
  • They're going to improve that in the coming months, they're also bringing an app for bbc radio and depending on the market possibly news and sports app.
  • sounds good. where did you hear that?  
  • Bbc news and sport would be so good!
  • Yes, it would be good to see the BBC get behind WP properly. BBC News, Sport etc
  • +1 But wishful thinking with the fruit fans at the Beeb
  • +1 for a proper iPlayer app..
  • RBC, TD, NHL, Snapchat (yes we have 6snap but its not official), YouTube, infinity blade series, candy crush, clash of clans, minecraft, kijiji, stumble upon, etc.. I love WP and have supported it from the beginning but those are just a few apps/games that come to mind.
  • Snapchat, YouTube, candy crush +928
  • Mytube is perfect
  • But mytube is not "official" ;D
  • candy crush will be coming soon.
  • Where did you see that? Any links? Would greatly appreciate it. Wonderful if true.
  • ,Minecraft, The Sandbox, Facebook related Games +920
  • Survival craft is more advanced!
  • clash of clans +1020
  • Yes i also want this game to b on wp
  • +1 Kijiji, NHL (also TSN), YouTube, Candy Crush
  • +1 RBC
  • Don't forget watch ESPN
  • Were Canadian, so we don't care about ESPN, I was trying to get hockey scores one time while witching ESPN at a hotel. And literally waited 25mins before the sc guys said only the big macthup scores in one minute. ... TSN, hockey all day essentially. But if tsn could just fix their mobile site so videos can play in the mobile site like they use to it be great. Since they redid the video player it broke all the playback for wp
  • Haha +1 candy crush
  • I agree with snapchat! Plus the experience is MUCH smoother on iOS and I've seen it :/ RBC and YouTube and Kijiji! :D
  • +1 to snapchat and stumbleupon
  • Official Dropbox
  • SkyDrive is better :)
  • +1
  • Nevertheless an official App wouldn't be that bad ;)
  • Agreed
  • SkyDrive is an official app and its integrated.
  • +1
  • Why not use both and have more storage? Between both services I have ~40gb of space all received for free (25gb grandfathered from SkyDrive and almost 15gb from scavenger hunts and such when dropbox gives away space).
  • 107 gb on copy.com :P
  • I've got 25gb on SkyDrive and 50gb on Box from my Playbook.
  • +1
  • Good w SkyDrive personally.
  • Agreed
  • +1 for dropbox
  • I would love foe them to integrate Drop box into the office hub!
  • why would ms integrate dropbox into office when skydrive is already there.
  • Because DropBox works so much better than Skydrive (in my experience)
  • It stores "better"?
  • Right, so Microsoft would integrate a third party product and forego their own.
  • Haha that would never happen. I'm just bitter because Skydrive works fine on my Windows 8.1 laptop but won't sync to my Windows 7 laptop. The fact that this is the most basic function of what the product is supposed to provide and it doesn't work pisses me off. I've never had an issue with DropBox.
  • Never had a sync problem on my win 7 PC.
  • This is probably a stupid question but did you download the Skydrive sync application for Windows 7?
  • What do you mean? Tell me how Dropbox works better, i'm really curious. It works flawless for me on Windows 8.1 and my Windows Phone. Really i wanna know
  • I have the Skydrive sync app installed on my Win7 PC but these are my issues. When originally installed it got ~90% of the way through syncing the files to the folder on my Win7 PC then it essentially stopped. Continued to say syncing but was stuck at 248mb of ~600mb left. Didn't go anywhere. So I uninstalled, cleared all the files, re-installed and started over. Happened again. So I uninstalled, went through same process, but only selected several folders this time. Same thing but now instead of giving progress in terms of MB left it just continually says "Processing changes" - for over a month it has been processing changes and trying to figure out how to download the ~200MB of files within the select folders I chose for it to try and sync.   I have NEVER had an issue with DropBox trying to sync either all or some of the folders/files I store in Dropbox. Never. That is why, in my experience, DropBox works better - the simple fact that it works.
  • For me, personally, I prefer SkyDrive. However I where I work,many of the secretaries have very old computers that can run dropbox, but are apparently incompatible with SkyDrive. So an official dropbox app would make it a ton easier for me to work and collaborate with them on the go.
  • Youtube
  • +1
  • +1
  • +2
  • My friends got SGS4 which has youtube official app and yet he's jealous of my mytube app. Sometimes 3rd party apps are far better made than offical apps, look at 6snap
  • True.. Same with me.. Competition gives way to awesome innovation and design.. Somehow I feel the Companies have forgotten that and are just running patent trolls to make money..
  • True, it may be better, but for the OS to be taken seriously you still need the feature-complete first party versions for big name services like that.
  • Very true we need official apps
  • Sadly its true. People want all the big names even if the app is inferior.
  • It's also that the 3rd party apps can't use the same name, and 3rd party apps are usually platform specific so new users don't have any reference. They don't know to search 'MetroTube'. Also, big name apps show that the platform is worth their while. If the services they love don't support it, then should they buy it? Don't get me wrong, I'm a big WP fan and have been ever since the Lumia 800. But I used to work in this industry and I have a lot of experience of the mentality of the average user.
  • They don't care. They are in the cult of "official". Don't try to reason with them.
  • +100
  • Agreed +1
  • +1 Official You Tube
  • Even if Microsoft has to hand over millions of dollars we really do need a youtube app, its one of the most basic things that a smartphone needs. The 3rd party app are good but if your given the option between 3rd party and official everyone goes for the official app.
  • sideload the youtube ms made before it was pulled and you will have a beautiful youtube app, better than anything google could make.
  • No they don't. I use 3rd party Flickr apps.
  • I know a lot of people want a Youtube app, but I just use the video section from the built in search.
    Most results are from Youtube, and it suits me fine.
    I'd rather not support anything Google, if possible.
  • Yeah, I'd like back the MS Youtube app. Can't a dev repackage that without using Google's API? I loved the interface... It just looked sexy.
  • The YouTube app that MS made was flawless and super awesome.  Google was just jealous because they can't match anything compared to that.
  • Forget Google producing a decent Youtube app but there is already a brilliant one that is free and it allows you to download vids for later viewing. I have been using Tube Pro http://www.windowsphone.com/en-au/store/app/tube-pro/558b56d7-1318-4cad-acdd-bd673e06655f But there are others http://www.windowsphone.com/en-au/search?q=tube+pro Though I am so happy why look elsewhere
  • I've forever been a fan of Metrotube which I have. But the one thing that's missing which I'm assuming only google will fix is the ability to send clip to the app on your TV which has to go through the mobile web site
  • I just use GetThemAll for youtube
  • EA Scrabble!
  • I'll second that.
  • +1, definitely
  • FIXED version of Netflix, with 1080p support
  • Or profile support?
  • Or quick resume. Or Season selection for TV shows. Or really, any better UI than what we have now.
  • A better method for selecting tv show episodes and profile support are the two major things I'd like the Netflix app to add.
  • Profile support sucks. It keeps asking me, everytime I log in and I'm the only one who uses the account.  
  • +1520 it needs some HD support the vga looks really bad on a 6" screen surprisingly
  • It needs profiles, 1080p, and Chromecast support like on the other two platforms.
  • Starbucks, Lutron Lighting Control, Merrill Lynch
  • yes Lutron would be nice, RA2 would be nice app to have on windows phone, Also russound app.
  • Citibank for gods sake.
  • +1
  • +920
  • +920 tho I given up on it happening....
  • Grindr! PLEASE BRING GRINDR OVER! MEET'M SUCKS!
  • Have you tried Scruff?
  • I, a lowly twink, am not into bears. Also, I want Grindr not Scruff.
  • In my area, it seems like all types of men are on Scruff -- basically the same ones that are in Grindr lol. Its worth a shot :) but I do understand that a WP Grindr app would be nice.
  • In my area there are more regular guys than bears in Scruff! In their last update they have included an option to set a "community" (bear, twink, geek, etc) so I guess they are promoting some diversity in the app (oh the irony). However, I agree grindr (and all big name apps) should come to the platform. Thats precisely the point, to have choices.
  • +1!! Comon', surprised there is nothing better there. We should get Rudy to develop an app :)
  • I bothered Rudy a couple times on Twitter about it and he didn't get back to me. (Honestly not sure he'd be up to developing a gay-related app anyway) I'm nowhere near experienced enough yet to develop my own client for Grindr, still need to learn more. Otherwise I'd work on it myself seeing as I'm a registered developer. Also, my graphic design sucks! :P
  • JAJAJA I love this comment, and yes we need it!
  • I really want an official Grindr, although meet'm is a lot more stable and doesn't lose messages nearly as often. Plus you dont get the annoyance of someone sending you a message the blocking you so you'll never know what it said, because it still shows the message... AND after it says they blocked you, send a message and it unblocks you. So you can always have the last word with the pathetic little queens who dont take being turned down very well, lol Plus, meet'm is definitely better than nothing. Hardly anyone uses guyspy, scruff, bender, badoo etc
  • My big issue with Meet'm is it's really ugly.
  • That's just the area you live in, move somewhere more attractive :D ha
  • I meant the app's design, not the people. Haha.
  • AGREED
  • +1
  • I'm gay too... But I'm kinda surprised. Never saw public manifestation like this one on any WP community/forum/news. Also, straight people seems to be educated here which I'm loving too. Anyway... I don't use these services, but I'm with you, it's a great addition to the store.
  • +1
  • Totally agree. I've never used Grindr, but tested out Scruff for fun (not because I'm gay, but to see what the community is like) and it's somewhat interesting. I've met a fair amount of Windows Phone users on there (one guy had a selfie showing his black Lumia 920), and the app isn't as up to snuff as other Scruff apps apparently. Viewing albums was difficult, locking/unlocking stuff, etc., even with the latest update. Unfortunately for Microsoft, the gay community really loves Grindr, and it's a must-have app for many before they even consider Windows Phone. I wonder if anyone has heard if Grindr has/had plans to make it for WP8. At least Scruff developers have some amount of respect for other platforms.
  • Check this out: http://WPapps.uservoice.com
  • SONOS
  • +920
  • +920
  • Please convince Sonos to make a WP app.
  • YES!  This. (and I was beginning to believe I was the only fool to invest in a system that refuses to develop anything that involves Microsoft)
     
  • Definitely Sonos!
  • Yes, for me with a Sonos setup, this is the major still missing app for WP.
  • Agree, sonos would be good.
  • Snapchat.
  • There is already an app for Snapchat.  I hate people who snub their nose at excellent third-party apps.  6snap is better than any version of the official app.
  • Doesn't have real time push notifications, that's the only downside. Can definitely live with that though, thanks Rudy.
  • I don't have a problem with 6snap but having an official app would be nice.
  • Nobody is "snubbing" their nose at Rudy.  We just want the official app.  Official apps are needed ebcause Rudy can only do so much.  
  • I thought 6snap was for Instagram.
  • 6tag = Instagram
    6snap = Snapchat
  • Not sure u get the point of the article this is an app wish list no one is turning their noses at any app they are simply wishing for the official app as well as the 3rd party apps.nothing wrong with choice!
  • DirecTV, Comcast, dish, HBO go, showtime, candy crush, amazon video/music,
  • +1 To all of the above. Except candy crush. meh.
    In the same spirit would like to see TimeWarnerCable's TWCTV app avail for WinPhone and/or WinRT. Stupid silverlight plugin required for the web version.
  • HBO GOOOOO
  • HBO go+1
  • +1
  • There is already an xfinity app. It's alright... I don't know if it's buggy, or just too damn confusing though.
  • The Xfinity app is basically just a remote control and channel/on-demand guide. And it doesn't work as well as it should. Other than that needing to be fixed... Would love to see an Xfinity TV Go app on WP8 and Win8.
  • I miss having HBO go on a daily basis. Add to those Pac 12 network, watch ESPN, and NCAA march madness apps.
  • +920 to ALL the apps above!!!!
  • Osn play would be great
  • +1
  • +1 HBO go
  • YES for DirecTV!!! Damn it, it so freaking frustrating that I can't even effin stream squat diddly through their stupid page on my 920. I've sent them so much hate mail on their app, they know me by first name. Seriously, DirecTV app that's better the one ios! Grrrrrrr
  • +1 to all, even candy crush, I guess.
  • candy Crush, an actual Facebook like th IOS and android with all of the goodies like stickers, more bank apps like First Citizens, more Facebook game apps
  • The facebook app is sooooooo sluggish. The beta is pretty bad too. However the windows 8 app is great. :D
  • THIS!! I LOOOOOVE W8 FACEBOOK!!! PLEEEASEEEE FACEBOOK MAKE IT FOR WINDOWS PHONE!! Alright that's enough caps
  • Candy crush coming to windows phone http://wmpoweruser.com/?p=111638
  • 1. Canadian banking apps: RBC, TD Canada, Scoia, CIBC, BMO 2. Key Canadian apps: Cineplex, Tim Hortons, Air Canada, WestJet, etc. 3. Official Starbucks and McDonalds apps (globally, including Canada)  
  • On the off chance you live in Ottawa, Bridgehead, which is probably the best coffee I've had, recently released an official app.
  • +1
  • Telus "sells" the 1020 and 625.  Rogers has the 1020 and pay as you go 520. Sasktel and Bell ONLY have the Ativ-S. No whisper of the 1520 or some variant of the Icon even in the air for Canada.  Every store in Saskatchewan sells against their Windows Phone. They all just argue nobody buys them.. and have you seen this great new Android.. etc.. I have to go out of my way to get one myself, and I've sent 4 people into buy a Windows Phone based off my experience with Lumia 900.  3 Androids and 1 Iphone are the results (iphone because he had one before.) Such sad, poor representation in Canada.  Terrible. I don't see any Canadian apps rushing to the market any time in the next 2-3 years.  Not even exadurrating.  I'd be totally surprised.
  • yes Canada is extremly bad for wp devices, Rogers are MS premium partner and they have just been total crap. I would agree that you will not find many official canadian apps coming anytime soon. There was a windows phone that went thru certification about 3 months ago but i dont think any carrier picked it up.
  • To be fair, I don't think it's Rogers that's the problem, but the company that sells phones on Rogers's behalf: AML. Rogers's commercials feature people using WPs (a recent one has a guy using a yellow 1020), or show the phone in the array of phones at the end, and any Rogers Plus locations I've been to have knowledgeable staff who seem genuinely interested in WP. AML, on the other hand, will try to talk you out of buying one, because, as one such employee put it, "why would you want Office on your phone?"
  • Ditto in the Netherlands. My wife went out to a Vodafone-store to replace her Lumia 920 that was fallen into pieces. She almost failed because salesmen (and -boys) are all into Android and they kept on persuaduing her to abandon WP. Unbelievable because WP is representing approx. 10% of the european market, apparently they can easily ignore 10% of the market. Another example: our daughter wanted a Lumia 520 for her 10th birthday. We couldn't get our hands on one 'because there is no demand' (the 520!!!). We had to order it online. Maybe MS is doing something wrong here; phone sellers are simply not interested.
  • The biggest issue with Canada is that most developers and carriers bid on Blackberry 10 rather than WP8 to take the number 3 spot. Now that blackberry is out of the way, things are hopefully about to change
  • +all the points
  • CANDY CRUSHHH :'(
  • Yeah, with Xbox Live support.
  • Exactly! ;)
  • Candy crush is coming to windows phone http://wmpoweruser.com/?p=111638
  • That would actually make me care about candy crush.
  • I still have to use/want to have an iPhone for a handful of things including: Ustream
    PayPal Here (With card reader support)
    Logitech Harmony Smart PayPal is the big one. If there were a Here app for WP, I'd be able to move all of my business to Windows Phone
  • PayPal Here ( I second that ) and Square Up
  • ustream with streaming from phone of course
  • +1 for Paypal Here
  • What is Paypal Here and what does it do that the normal Paypal app doesn't?
  • Canon Printer app
  • +1
  • Did you try Print2Cloud? Works via Google Print :-)
  • Amazon cloud player
  • +920
  • Audiosurf please, it's the best way to play and listen your own
    music, Audiosurf is the best music game ever))
  • They made a special edition of that game for the Zune HD was great.
  • A thousand times over, I love Audiosurf.
  • Games. Games. Games. For those we need developers. Developers. Developers!
  • Youtube, Pinterest, Dropbox, Snapshat
  • BBM and Soundcloud!
  • Soundcloud +1
  • BBM much needed
  • bbm wont be coming anytime soon to wp as announce by blackberry today.
  • +920 BBM is a must in my country (Indonesia) All my friend was about to try Lumia (WP8) when i show them the advantage, but they all gone to android (Sony, LG, SGS) at the end since there is no BBM Apps...
  • Pulse (Fuse is not a good app), Flipboard, Sony apps (Playmemories, Playstation app, music unlimited), YouTube, Pocket.
  • Sorry for the ad, but Pocket => Poki http://pokiapp.com
  • Yeah, I'd love a PSN app.
  • Ring Central
  • Blockchain.info, AliExpress, Etoro, Google Analytics, Google Authenticator, AirBnB, Uber, Etoro, Pubcenter, Windows 8 Dev Center, UPC HorizonTV (Dutch provider).
  • WE don't need no stinking scroogle. C'MON man, time to get off scroogle
  • Why not use Authenticator fom Microsoft? http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/authenticator/e7994dbc-2336-4950-91ba-ca22d653759b
  • Sky Go!
  • Really need this app! Would complete my windows phone!
  • And a better sky sports app too!
  • +1 and sky+
  • Flipboard, MTA (schedule, art, and all those other MTA apps you see ads in the subway for), official Dropbox, Starbucks, and while we already have it, an update to the Tumblr app that allows access to your inbox and the ask function. EDIT: Ah, right, someone else reminded me-- Amazon Cloud Player too.
  • More like whats missing on Windows Store. Windows Phone store is fine atm.
     
  • Yes, but this isn't Windows Central, its Windows PHONE Central.
  • It doesnt matter. WPCentral is about both Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Microsoft better due something about merging the stores or Windows 8 will be left behind.
  • I'm pretty Sure if the application compatibility of Windows 8 were set to match Windows Phone there would be millions of programs that would cease to function. It's a frigging PC operating system.
  • Citibank, HBO GO, watchESPN, Fios TV App.  I can't think of any others.   
  • FiOS App!  I want to pay my bill, see TV listings and set my DVR.  Verizon supports WP, so why not make a FiOS app...c'mon Verizon!!  
  • Good ones.
  • +1 for Citibank
  • +1 for watchespn and HBO.
  • Verizon Fios Mobile.
  • Finally, somebody said it. Citibank please!
  • HBO GO! And DirecTV app!
  • Dropbox
  • Cghub and Behance would be brutally awesome!!!
  • +920! Please bring behance and dribble over to wp
  • WatchESPN, Fitbit, Yahoo Fantasy Sports, MLSSoccer Live
  • Watchespn!
  • WATCHESPN plz! Only app that is missing for me!!!!!
  • The problem is NOT the "APP GAP" the problem is the "APP QUALITY"
  • I submit that the problem is both. ;)
  • I agree, some applications were barely updated since their lunch on WP such as Spotify, Kik and Tumblr. (Tumblr is crap). Twitter also needs some updates. Facebook was a hopeless case but at leasy toast notifications work with the recent beta update. Foursquare is missing tons of features found on iOS and Andriod. Instagram and Path are still in their beta phase so I won't judge but I do not think they will be as polished as they are on iOS or Andriod
  • Sometimes I just think why is it so impossible to have a Quality app like the two Giants ..
  • Agreed , the quality of some apps are terrible
  • Discover Card, American Express, Blackboard, ESPN Scorecenter (updated one), HBO Go
  • Discover?!?! Ha ha ha ha ha Who knew that even still existed! Its hard enough to spend on Amex let alone putting yourself through trying to find somewhere that takes discover
  • Use it all the time. Seriously, what's the point of your post? Grow up.
  • Plenty of people use Discover.  
  • Seriously?
  • Discover is accepted everywhere, and has a great reward system. I suggest you check it out.
  • I gather you don't travel much, it's true that in the US 70% of the companies that accept any credit cards will accept a discover card (which in itself is pretty poor), but try going outside of the US, in Europe it's virtually unheard of for anywhere to accept it, not even major national supermarkets like Tesco in the UK take it. It's just a worthless card to carry around. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePT9Ed1pk4w Even though a lot of that will be because it's not issued by any bank outside of the US, for any card to be useful it needs to be accepted globally. American Express is a lot better, but even that is often hit and miss, McDonalds accept it, whereas Burger King dont, along with anywhere that your bill is likely to be less than #20, but even places with larger bills it's 50/50, Volvo and Mercedes accept it, but Audi and Lexus don't. Visa and Mastercard are accepted everywhere, so why not just have one of them? I do have an Amex as a corporate card, and so have a personal one to transfer the points on to, but it's just a pain in the arse half of the time.
  • You're an ass if you think people don't take Discover or Amex.
  • Amex mobile web isn't bad...
  • As a student, I would like a Blackboard app, it would be very convenient to be able to access it without having to log in every time.
  • Same here. I don't know why Blackboard won't release an official one. I'm pretty embarassed anytime someone can pull up Blackboard on their iPhone/Android, while I feel the need to dig it up by pulling out my laptop, resuming from sleep mode, getting university WiFi, then loading the URL, logging in and finally accessing BlackBoard.
  • TD Ameritrade Citi Mortgage Haaretz (הארץ) - Israel
  • We have TD Ameritrade but it could be better
  • YouTube, Dropbox, Mega, Pinterest, Sonic Dash, Soundcloud, Ask.fm, Injustice...
  • Video editing apps :/
  • +1 like 8mm
  • Yes yes yes! That's one of the only things I miss from having an iPhone. Why won't Microsoft let third party apps access the video library!?
  • All of google apps, Target, Staples, all banking apps, geico
  • Geico uses the HTC 8X is tv ads. They should support us for that alone
  • US Bank, Southwest Airlines, updated ESPN, the Score apps, The Bleacher Report, Yahoo Fantasy Hockey, Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, SPG, IHG hotel reward apps.
  • +1 for USBank
  • +920 Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
  • AIB bank Ireland!!
  • Noom coach
  • YouTube, and to be able to have games launch at the same time as IOS, I don't really care about apps launching at the same time because they don't go away in popularity as much but games do and when we finally get games you can't play then with your friends cause they don't play it anymore, and also snapchat please I love 6snap but nothing beats official apps in my opinion
  • SiriusXM
    Dunkin Donuts, the real one with the rewards and coupons
    Square Reader
  • Ask.fm
  • Remote Desktop Connection.
  • +920
  • Several RDP apps available, some even free... search the store for RDP.
  • WatchESPN
    Sportscenter
    ESPN CFB
    HBOGO
    GTA:SA
    DirecTV
    Dish Network
    Nike+
    fitbit
    Clash of Clans
  • Best list on here... In my opinion.
  • +1 to all those apps
  • Hot or not
  • WoW Armory, Snapchat, Starbucks, Dropbox.
  • Soundcloud, sportscenter, and GOOGLE APPS.
  • That scroogle company will resist to the end.
  • Why are do we get apps after iOs and Android? Whyy
  • Why does iOS even get them before Android? I'd understand if it were in order of market share...but it's not. Apple for some reason still has this cool factor that I really find creepy at this point.
  • Most likely because majority of Android users dont buy apps while iPhone users are a different demographic, and will most likely buy an app
  • What rdud said, plus iPhone does still have large market share in the US - where many apps are developed.
  • Flipboard, VSCO Cam, Pinterest, and Starbucks.
  • Need To Be Updated: Spotify, Netflix Need To Be Added: Flipboard, YouTube, Mextures,
  • Why Netflix?
  • No profiles like on iOS and Android.
  • And also Skype need to be updated, because current version - sucks.
  • Netflix needs a facelift. Chipotle restaurant needs an app. official snapchat and youtube apps would be nice. Also Nokia eBooks isnt available in the USA
  • You should try Mohoo Reader for reading books.
  • Square Wallet, Starbucks app, Dropbox, VSCO Cam!
  • +1 to square
  • Considering unofficial apps, I miss none. However some high end games would be nice. Still waiting on gta sa...
  • Google Chrome, Youtube and VSCO Cam :)
  • As for YouTube, there is mytube and i think it much better than official
  • Candy Crush Saga (maybe boring for many people, but fun for me :D)
  • Its coming next April
  • Where did you hear that? Reference?
  • I read it from wmpoweruser.com check the news of the last week
  • How do you know?
  • Candy crush is comin to windows phone http://wmpoweruser.com/?p=111638
  • I'd like to believe that, but it does say "may be coming".  Never heard of the Greek site that reported it.  Not sure how reputable they are.
  • i cant think of anything actually , i have all the apps i need
  • Which country you are from and which banking app you installed ?
  • Zipcar, Target, Jetblue, MKV, Nest, Starbucks, WatchESPN, Amazon Seller, HBO GO, American Express, Slickdeals.
  • I think having most of the really high quality games on windows phone would make a big difference. Other than that there isn't really anything in particular I feel I'm missing.
  • Real racing 3 (free) plus dlc,
  • +820
  • +920
  • Tentacles
  • Oh I miss Tentacles, it was awesome
  • Real Racing 3 and Youtube
  • VPN and an official RDC app. In general, more business productivity and systems administration tools.
  • +1 all around
  • I'm with you.
  • BBM for Windows Phone
  • +1
  • I've heard from a few places, though never particularly definitively, that they are currently working on one.
  • They are and its in closed beta right now.
  • Growlr would be good!
  • YouView
  • - Dropbox (official);
    - Wunderlist;
    - Pocket (official, though Poki is looking good);
    - Nike app;
    - mSecure;
    - booking.com;
    - something like this: www.momentoapp.com;
    - some country specific apps (banks, carriers, ISPs, etc)
  • +1 on Momento. Miss having it.
  • Venmo
  • Amazon instant video, snapchat, tinder
  • WP already has Tinder!! Courtesy of Rudy Huyn. Check out '6tindr'...it has features that iOS/Android do not have!!
  •   6tnder just got pulled by Windows Store after Tinder complained. Expect an API change to come soon to render existing versions inoperable. THIS is the downside of unofficial aps, unless the developer releases a API, they have to be reverse engineered, and that's a violation of the EULA and opens developers up to lawsuits for intellectual property theft. And they get killed at a moments notice.        
  • Square (Square Register), RBC, Blackboard Learn, Duolingo, Kijiji, Pact, Steam and many more but these would be the major ones for me.
    In addition, we need a better Facebook, an official Snapchat and a faster eBay app.
  • +1 for blackboard and square. Blackboard is not going to make one for some time if ever according to the devs.
  • Seriously? Stuff like that pisses me off. I guess at least I'm glad Blackboard devs at least are upfront about that, instead of BS like "we're considering it..." (then nothing over a year or two later). I wonder if Blackboard and many of the other apps are non-existent because of that news that Apple has specifically paid a fair amount of devs to not make WP8 apps.
  • +620 for Duolingo! I want this app so bad! :P
  • Canadian Banking apps, by far top the list for me. Lack of these apps is limiting adoption of the platform in Canada
  • An official YouTube app (i love mytube, but official is great), snapchat, uber, myglass (if possible), Razer Nabu app, official nest app, and official twitch app.
  • For what it's worth, Uber likely won't be around for too much longer.
  • Just flipboard for me. And I guess... MTA
    I'm more about features for the phone rather than apps
  • Pinterest, YouTube, Candy Crush, Pattrn (would be awesome on the lock screen!), Flipboard.
  • Candy crush coming on april
  • How do you know that for sure? 
  • I read it from Wmpoweruser.com check last weeks news
  • Even though it already exists, I really want a much needed update to the official Directv app. I have not tried it yet but most reviews say it's crap compared to the other platform versions and it has not had an update in 2 years!!!  The only app I really miss from Android is QuickPic. Loved that app.  Finally, an official Snowbird (ski resort in Utah), Ski Utah, or some other reliable accurate snow report apps would be great! The Bing weather app shows snow totals for most of the ski resorts but I am finding that their 48 & 72 hr snow totals are way off from accurate totals.
  • Basically its the top apps that are downloaded from both ios and android to then bring other users to this platform.
  • Personally Photoshop express it's awesome on windows 8! An official YouTube app would be nice I like mytube but I'd rather have official
  • Why if things like MetroTube work/look better?
  • Photoshop wouldn't really work on a 4-6 inch mobile device won't it
  • Photoshop express would it's a Mobile oriented Photo editor http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-US/app/adobe-photoshop-express/c08a0d72-28a1-465a-9e70-6a5b80b44d60
  • In Sweden - SWEDBANK!! Where are you?!?
  • Dang, 100 comments in 15 minutes lol anyways, I have 3 female friends who would switch if it had candy crush, so that.
  • +1
  • Pinterest, dropbox and flipboard.
  • Maybe gonna happen: Dish Anywhere Nagonnahappen: Google Hangouts Google Voice (for receiving visual voicemail) Google Maps Gmail YouTube  
  • maybe you must:
    buy an Andriod. :)
  • Yep, have one.  I SIM swap my Amaze 4G and my L620.  I really like my L620, but I'd like it even more if I could use proper google hangouts.  I have IM+ Pro, it gets the job done, but it's just so clunky.  I have MetroTalk until Google kills it, Gmaps+ (works, but kinda slow and buggy), and the built in gmail and metrotube are serving me well, but offical apps would be better (priority inbox, labels, etc.)
  • maybe we need internet explorer on android and ios...
  • Sure, why not? (Though any other web browser will get you the same thing)   Funnily enough, MS does make an Outlook.com app, Skype app, Skydrive app, etc. for Android.
  • Hangouts would be nice. For now it's Skype and I have no real problem with that. But GMaps? Does it do things that Nokia Here and Nokia Maps can't deliver?
  • +1 on Dish Anywhere
  • Citibank & Youtube
  • Huntington (US bank)
  • WebMd/Medscape/Epocrates
  • +1 I have quite a few medical professional friends that won't switch without at least one of those.
  • Youtube
    Pinterest
    Dropbox
    BBM
    Flipboard hhh
    CandyCrush
    Wunderlist
    Soundcloud
    Quora
    Jelly
    Vsco cam
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • More Xbox enabled games :D
  • GroceryIQ
  • +1
  • NIKE RUNNING!
  • Steam (more specifically, Steam Chat)
  • BLACKBOARD LEARNING
  • EXACTLY! Glad to know I'm not the only one.
  • +810 I'm pretty embarassed anytime someone can pull up the Blackboard app on their iPhone/Android to see if the professor posted something yet or not. Meanwhile, if I need to, I have to dig it up by pulling out my laptop, resuming from sleep mode, getting university WiFi, then loading the URL, logging in and finally accessing BlackBoard. *sigh* I'm aware it's a first-world prob, but it really shouldn't have to be if Blackboard devs would be a bit cooler...
  • Fios tv app
  • +920
  • FlipBoard, promised but, where is it?
    Pinterest, another one on the list of forgotten promises.
    Phoster. This is only iOS afaik, but will be cool poster maker from photo. Especially with 20 & 41mp Camera option in WP8.
  • Snapchat, better YouTube like MetroTube, Grindr, better Badoo :)
  • Games like Candy Crush! I know, it's stupid. Not that I want to play it, I just want to be able to shut up the people who mock WP for not having those dumb games everybody plays. Sadly - but true - many users wouldn't consider going to WP if those games aren't available.
  • It Will come on april
  • Wait, seriously? How do you now that? I haven't read anything about this.
  • Go to wmpoweruser.com and read the news of last week
  • I see fewer and fewer of my FB friends playing it. Must mean it's on its way to WP8. Ha. :)
  • Candy crush coming to windows phone http://wmpoweruser.com/?p=111638 :)
  • Amazon instant video. A functional amazon app.
  • Timeplay app
  • Kingdom of Camelot
  • Pepperplate
  • Forza, gears of war, trials HD, castle crasher's,, crash course 2, ascend: hand of kul.
  • a Facebook app would be cool to start off with and of course a Youtube app
     
  • Dropbox, Pocket, Facebook Messanger, a better Mail client, tons of games...
  • You can pin messaging onto the start screen.
  • Sirius XM
  • +929
  •       I'm amazed it took THIS long to mention SiriusXM.  SiriusXM plus B&N nook = my iphone 4 ---> gazelle.com          
  • ANY home automation App like SmartThings or Mi Casa Verde
  • stumble upon.
  • This is the article I wait for at least 3months, since the day I suggested you this.
    Can wait for the "final release"! :) From global store and others platforms:
    - A big update for Foursquare, to fix the big bug that you only receive 1 point for every check-in and to add the check-in with friends feature;
    - a big update to IMDB app;
    - Pudding Monsters;
    - Cut The Rope Time Travel;
    - Cut The Rope 2.
    Flipboard is coming. And I don't know others apps that will be great to see on WP, but I am pretty sure that all the guys there will be a good job listing these. From Brazil:
    - Ingresso.com: the most used service to buy tickets to a concert and movies. Promised for almost an year;
    - a big update to Banco do Brasil, the biggest bank in here and that has a app since the first month that MS release WP7 in here but since then never released an update for that; the app is much ugly!!! They already promised this update months ago;
    - Globo apps: the second biggest television channel of the world, Globo, has greats apps for iOS and Android, but only has the The Voice Brasil app released for WP one week before the final show;
    - Magazines apps, such like Veja, Mens Health Brasil, INFO, Super Interessante.
  • Ultraviolet app. Other than that there really isn't anything else I need. Most of my issues stem from the OS itself.
  • Flixster has ultraviolet streaming now
  • Not in Australia.
  • I haven't used it, but Flixster streams Ultraviolet movies.
  • Been using Flixster for that. Works great.
  • - Dropbox - Youtube - Candy Crush - Facebook Messenger - A decent Facebook App (like Android and iOs and with all features!!) - A decent Instagram App (still in Beta, after 2 months????)  
  • SportsCenter YouTube WatchESPN My Disney Experience WWE (hopefully an update so we can use the WWE network Fitbit U-Verse
  • It'd be great if we had a decent windows phone news app...
  • Have you tried the Bing news app? In my opinion its better than any other news app on iOS.
  • Soundcloud
  • Starbucks