Romulan ale, anybody? A pair of official apps focused on two of life’s greatest pleasures—Star Trek and beer—landed in the Windows Phone Store today. Both are Windows Phone 8 only. Check them out and let me know what you think.
The latest Star Trek installment, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” lands in theaters May 17, but the free and official Windows Phone 8 companion app is here now. Beam it down. Like Tribbles, movie tie-in apps aren’t always worth the trouble. But any fan of the franchise will want this one. Trekkers get the latest movie news—including exclusives available only through the app—and can enter giveaways to win an official Starfleet uniform and other movie memorabilia. If you don’t already have one yet, you can also buy a ticket for the May 15 IMAX sneak preview via the app. The trivia quizzes and polls are a fun way to kill time while you’re counting down the days.
Drink this in, beer lovers: The official Untappd app is now available for Windows Phone 8. (When you’re born with the name Stroh, you tend to notice these kinds of things.) Download it here. Billed as a “social discovery” tool for craft beers and microbrews, the free app helps you discover new styles and the watering holes that serve them. Create wish lists, share reviews and photos of favorite brews, see what’s trending, and get personalized recommendations based on what you’ve quaffed in the past. Untappd also has a Foursquare-like check in feature so you can see where your friends are drinking. As if sipping a well-made beer wasn’t its own reward, the app also injects some fun into the pursuit by giving you badges when you try new places and pours. Cheers!
Hey Rodney...I appreciate your passion for the WP OS and I love my phone, but there are so many apps out there that are good apps that will never make it to WP anytime soon, if ever. They may not be apps included in the 'top 50 all time greatest' list but they are still good apps missing from WP. Others apps not on WP...Life 360, Ask.com, Health Tap, Watch ESPN, Amazon Instant Video, HBOGo, etc. Another big one is ADT Pulse...I have an ADT home security system and I can't monitor it using my WP....no app but that app is available on iOS and Android! Like I said...I love my 920 but I'm growing tired of the app gap. Almost tired enough that I'm thinking about buying an iPad just so I can have the apps I need.
Please bring a Nokia Windows phone to Sprint. We need it badly. Not a fan of Samsung or HTC.
But, we've been getting popular apps on WP almost on a daily basis lately, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.. So, just because the apps you want aren't coming in doesn't mean it's fair to say they may never come.. Instagram is coming! Trust me... I have devine perception,, almost to the point of clairvoyance...
I want Instagram so that I can monitor what my kids are looking at/posting without having to login from a PC! I hate to say it, but I'm now regretting purchasing a WP. I thought I could deal with the app gap with hope that apps like Instagram or Life 360 plus tons more would eventually come to WP. Unfortunately, that's just not the case and not sure it ever will be. What a shame!
WE WANT INSTAGRAM!! PLEASE ADD INSTAGRAM APP ON WINDOWS PHONE!!
@MichaelStroh I'm extremely happy to see the Star Trek app in the marketplace. I know promo apps aren't all the rage. But the fact it's available for a huge movie is a big thing.