With mobile applications becoming one of the primary ways people communicate, shop, organize their lives, play, and even work, Nokia has announced the availability of various user-friendly mobile applications for uses on its flagship Lumia Windows 8 smartphones. As Apps being used are in the billions nowadays and consumers are shifting more and more toward conducting business via their smartphones, Nokia said in a statement that understanding our customers’ needs, they have been working continuously with developers to deliver the best apps to deliver great values for its Lumia phones users.
Popular Apps like Viber, Skype, Cinemagraph, Panorama Lens, etc. are available on Lumia smartphones. However, users need to download some of them from Nokia Store.
The below list is a result of recommendations from smartphone pundits in the region of best apps, Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 users must experience.
Toshl Finance Expense Tracker
Toshl is a free simple app that gives you a convenient and quick means of keeping track of all your expenses and income. It automatically divides those entries into months or you can setup your own customized fiscal divisions. Toshl also allows you to use foreign currencies with daily updated exchange rates, visualize your spending and help your family or group track common expenses and bills under the same account.
Xbox Smart Glass
With the Xbox SmartGlass app users can now use their Nokia Lumia phone to control their living room Xbox experience. Navigate the Xbox dashboard, pause and rewind favorite movies, swipe, pinch, and tap to surf the Web on their TV, and use their device's keyboard for easy text input and search on the console.
Xbox SmartGlass is free to download from the Windows Phone Store.
Rowi is an easy to use Twitter app for Windows Phone 8 with a clean and simple interface. If you are a serious Twitter user, this is the app for you! The application is fluid, neat, smart and intuitive in use. Instead of focusing on a big list of features, Rowi is built with the overall experience in mind. The streamlined, easy to use Metro interface that feels like it’s part of Windows on your Nokia Lumia device.
Whenever you take a photo, you do it because you want to capture a memory. Rather than taking just a static, flat photo, why not capture everything – all 360° of it. With the Photosynth lens from Microsoft on Nokia Lumia one can now create complete panoramics, in all directions, in a matter of seconds. This is a must-have. The basic functionality of Photosynth remains as alluring and magical as ever. It sounds like it might be a tricky process that will be difficult to master but the true beauty of Photosynth is just how easy it is. With minimal effort, users soon become highly proficient at creating incredibly immersive, 360°panoramic images of the world around them.
Lomogram is a free photo editing app on Windows 8 phones which offers a selection of special effects and frames. But, unlike most photo editing apps, this one has a vast number of lighting effects that really change the mood of a photo. In total, Lomogram offers 121 different effects including 33 filters, 57 lighting effects and 31 borders to play with. With the endless number of combinations that brings, photos needn’t look plain again.
Photo sharing couldn’t get easier. Nokia’s Photo Beamer app allows users to show their pictures as easy and fast as possible to anyone on a larger screen. All one needs to do is go to the website www.photobeamer.com and point the phone camera at the QR code that appears on the smart TV or computer screen, tap it when it’s visible on the camera, and then the magic happens. Photos are automatically transmitted to the website and shown on the screen without another click. It’s the fastest and most adaptable way to show off pictures we’ve seen.
HERE City Lens
Here City Lens takes navigation capabilities to the next level. By pointing the camera at a city street, HERE City Lens overlays information about restaurants, shops, hotels and more on the surfaces of buildings, for the most intuitive way to explore surroundings. HERE Lens is the start of a new augmented reality experience that also enhances Nokia Maps, making it possible to move between maps view and augmented reality view to help people check their direction and surroundings. Along with enhancements to HERE Drive, the Nokia location suite of services represents the most comprehensive, integrated mapping experience of any smartphone.
Nokia HERE Transit’ is the first smartphone app to provide the city’s residents with full details of all modes of transport including the metro, bus, taxi and boat for any given destination. The application also features exact departure and arrival schedules along with details of transfers; and guides pedestrians to the nearest stop or station; making it simple and easier for residents to travel via public transport. With live updates from RTA, the HERE Transit app is perfect for Dubai’s public transport commuters who want to know the best time to leave the office or for partygoers who want a one-tap access to information on the next available public transport home.
The dream app made for anyone in need of a job. JobLens connects the physical world with social networks to revolutionize the way job-seekers find employment. The app integrates camera functionality with augmented reality and HERE Maps to offer a ‘Job’s Near Me’ function, which shows job openings inside office buildings and establishments based on the consumer’s location. Featuring patent pending technology, JobLens personalizes the job search using social connections from sources such as LinkedIn and uses proprietary algorithms to drive recommendations and geo-tag job listings. The app will actively push recommended jobs based on a consumer’s profile and search history, allow people to pin jobs-based Live Tiles to their Start screen, share jobs with friends, and store resumes in SkyDrive.