SUNNYVALE, CA, United States – It’s day two of our March Apps Madness. We kicked off yesterday with the first round of voting on the games category.
Today we start voting on the next batch of our 32 apps with Social apps. These are utilities and fun apps for your Lumia phone that let you seek out your friends and maintain conversations on social networks or through messaging.
Just like yesterday’s batch, if you need to research your choice and study the form, visit the Windows Phone Marketplace – and remember, you can try the apps before you buy on a Nokia Lumia phone. You’ll find over 70,000 apps on offer there.
Voting is simple. Under each pairing, select your favorite amongst the two choices below. We’ll take it from there.
If you are curious how the whole competition is going to play out, see the FULL LINE UP FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS (PDF)
Without further ado, let’s dig in to the social category!
Privy Moments allows you to create your own personal channel and beam your favorite moments (high quality pictures & videos) on TV, Mobile Phones and Facebook.
- Share Pictures & Videos on Facebook.
- Watch Pictures & Videos on your TV using Roku Set Top Box.
- Discover Pictures & Videos from Other Users like yourself.
- Mark Pictures and Videos Private and share it with people you love.
Kik Messenger is the totally free, crazy-fast, cross-platform messenger app that connects you to your friends in real-time. Use Kik to chat, share pictures privately, plan outings with groups, and stay connected to the people who matter most to you.
You’re going to fall in love with Kik Messenger and here’s why:
- Hands-down the fastest, most life-like chat experience for your smartphone
- Instant notifications show you when a message is Sent, Delivered, Read
- Picture Sharing – privately share moments as they happen or from your gallery
- Group Chat – create groups on the go simply by adding friends to conversations
- Completely free – no messaging fees and no ads
- Beautiful look and feel, offline messages, push notifications, and more!
Facebook for Windows Phone makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. You can post status updates, receive Live Tile updates, check your news feed, review upcoming events, check in to places, manage your inbox, upload photos, publish notes, accept friend requests, pin Places and Messages as Tiles, and look at your friends’ photos, walls and info.
And don’t forget about Facebook Chat – it’s built into the Messaging app on your Windows Phone.
Foursquare helps you explore the world around you. Meet up with friends. Find places to go. Save money with Specials. Have fun exploring!
Carbon is a twitter experience for your digital Metro life. Simple, unique, and yet feature rich. Kitchen sink included!
All of Twitter on one screen. No need to tap many buttons to reach to desired timelines. Apart from your all day timelines, Lists, Saved Searches, Retweets, all accessible through a unique timeline called Quick Line.
Images right on the Timeline along with video previews, if you choose to enable it! Get a full view of images without even leaving the Timeline.
Double tap on a tweet to start a quick reply without leaving the timeline that you’re skimming through. Access your profile right from the home screen and check out your stats and favorites without even going to a new screen.
Rowi is an easy to use Twitter app for Windows Phone with a clean and simple interface. If you are a serious Twitter user and use it every day, this is the app for you! Instead of focusing on a big list of features, we built Rowi with the overall experience in mind.
You’ll find Rowi has a simple, streamlined, easy to use Metro interface that feels like it’s part of the Windows Phone OS. It performs better than any other Twitter app today.
4th and Mayor
4th and Mayor is a quick, clean, simple foursquare client for Windows Phone.
New in 3.2:
- QR Code Check-ins
- Bug fixes
Foursquare is a service that helps you find new ways to explore your city by checking in to places that you enjoy.
Seesmic lets you update and view multiple social networks in an efficient and powerful application. Manage multiple Twitter accounts, your Facebook account, your Salesforce Chatter account and organize all your accounts, searches, trending topics and lists in your customizable “spaces” dashboard. Create Live Tiles for your Twitter home timeline, replies and direct messages. Seesmic also support Fast App Switching to keep your timeline intact when switching between apps.
Voting continues until we announce the results of the first round on Friday, when we’re down to the sweet 16.