Looking for a new source for tunes? The official Beats Music app just arrived for Windows Phone 8, and is worth a listen. Download it now
The app, for now available only in the United States, includes a free seven day trial and charges $9.99 a month thereafter. I liked its clean design and some of the creative ways it tries to suss out your musical tastes—like “The Sentence” feature, pictured below. Once you’ve selected a handful of artists and genres you like, Beats Music does the rest, delivering a playlist full of songs suited to your tastes. If you want to get more hands on, you can also search for your favorite songs or artists. The Beats Music catalog contains more than 20 million songs from every genre.
Michael, another app you might consider doing a blog entry on is Zoiper (my first 'Z' application installed ( :-) ).
It is the first (VOIP) SIP client app I've seen from a recognized multi-platform provider (I've used the Windows desktop version for a number of years). I works nicely with my VOIP environment at home.
I have to agree with abm, Microsoft policy of US-only is really inappropriate and going against what all other companies are doing.
In Denmark we have never been able to get indie game for our Xbox360 and there really isn't any reason to why this restriction should be in place.
Microsoft get into the game!!!
How is that the same developers manage to launch the apps worldwide on iOS and Android, and make it US-only for Windows Phone? Is Microsoft officially a US-only company? Because Google definitely is becoming old Microsoft; a company with global reach.
Just imagine this:
"Nokia glance app" doesn't appear in Windows Phone Store search result unless you change your market to US.
Then Bing services are crippled in regions outside US. Even Bing Dictionary, Calculator etc. doesn't work!
What is the message you are giving to your customers worldwide?
Unless the app has any country specific feature or they have a very good reason, developers must not be allowed to launch apps with regional restriction. Otherwise there will be no integrity and harmony in the Windows Ecosystem.
Finally Zune comes back to Windows Phone 8.