It is perhaps one of the defining moments for the 3rd smartphone eco-system. In recent days many top apps have made it to Windows Phone store. Two more add to this list. Official Instagram application is here, finally!! It is still in Beta and can be downloaded by clicking here. Have a look at official blurb and feature set. Though it still lacks video support but since it is in Beta, new features may be coming soon.
Over 150 million users love Instagram! It’s a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments on your Windows Phone. Customize your photos with one of several gorgeous and custom built filter effects. Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family. Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.
100% free custom designed filters: XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977, and others.
Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field.
Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare
Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
Full front & back camera support
And much much more…
After big name Instagram official app hitting store, Waze is the another top app which is now available for Windows Phone devices. This is a crowdsourced mapping application with real-time traffic updates sourced from fellow drivers. Though Waze has been acquired by Google but it is good to see it in WP store.
– Live routing based on community generated, real-time traffic and road info
– Community contributed road alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps, road closures and more
– Automatic re-routing as conditions on the road change
– Learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours and preferred routes
– Finds the cheapest gas station along your route
– Notify someone you’re on your way by sending a live ETA and a link showing you as you drive
– Earn points and move up the ranks in your community as you contribute road info
– Live maps, constantly edited and updated by Waze community map editors