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October 22, 2013

Top apps from Nokia World 2013

As well as bringing you news on new Asha phones, new Lumia smartphones, and the first Nokia tablet, we’ve also got plenty of app news, too.

Instagram, Vine and Flipboard are coming to Windows Phone, unleashing the creativity of Lumia owners, while WhatsApp, LINE and Nimbuzz Messenger will keep Asha owners chatting.

One of the winners of the Asha Developer Competition is Untangle RE, a logic-based game with 60 levels that’ll keep you on your toes.

Another winner from the Asha Developer Competition is StarBlox. Match up the falling coloured blocks to remove them from the board in super-quick time.

Also from the Asha Developer Competition is the winning app Cricatak. If cricket is your game, this is your one-stop-shop for any cricket news.


Asphalt 8: Airborne for Lumia – Get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Corvette or any one of the other 44 different high-performance cars.

CamScanner – Turn your Lumia phone into a document scanner. One-year premium subscription service exclusively to Nokia users for FREE. Offer ends Nov 22, 2013.


Danger Dash – Become the hero and escape from evil tigers as you navigate an exotic land. Available for Asha.


Dragons Adventure for Lumia 2520 – Built in partnership with DreamWorks Animation, transform any boring car journey into magical gaming experience using a blend of HERE Maps and augmented reality.

Flipboard – Create your own magazine. Flipboard curates the news that’s important to you in an easy to follow and read style. Available for Lumia.

InNote – Taking notes and memos with your Lumia is now as simple as writing with your finger, producing a digital ink.

Instagram – Instagram comes to Windows Phone. Take a photo, add a filter (or not), share it with friends and join in the global community of photo lovers.


LINE – Fancy making free phone calls and sending free messages? Of course you do. Join the 260 million users already using LINE. Available for Asha and Lumia.


My Talking Tom – Allergic to real cats? Own a virtual one on your Lumia and nurture him as he grows from a kitten to a fully-grown tomcat.

Nimbuzz Messenger, on Asha – Make cheap international calls and send unlimited messages. You can also share files with friends and family on Facebook, Gtalk and Yahoo.


Papyrus – Use your finger or a stylus to take notes on your Lumia. The vector graphics engine keeps your notes beautiful at any zoom level.

Photofunia – Create photo montages from your images, and apply over 300 different effects using this cloud-based photo app. Available for Asha. – Share high-res photos simply with your friends and family with your Lumia. And, document sharing is coming soon.

PicFeed – Keep track on your favourite Instagram photo feeds and share them with your friends. If you’ve got an Instagram account, you can also like and comment on photos. Available for Asha and Lumia.

PicTag – Organise your photos by adding tags to them. Tags can be applied one at a time or to many at once and help you easily find photos at a later date. Available for Asha.

Plex – Sharing the videos on your Nokia Lumia has never been easier. Videos can be shared across all major platforms, including Windows Phone 8, iOS, Android, PC, and any smart TV. Exclusive to Nokia users, free for a limited time.

Rail Rush – Get ready to ride the rails in this tilt-controlled adventure game, available for Lumia. Collect precious stones by avoiding all the obstacles that get in your way. Exclusive to Nokia Windows Phone for three months.

Smart Resize – Forget cropping and resizing your photos yourself, let Smart Resize do it for you. It analyses the images and cleverly knows what’s important and what’s not, and removes the ‘noise’. Available for Lumia.


SophieLensHD – Redesigned for the larger screen Lumias, this HD version of the popular SophieLens app means you can view photos in full high-def and also includes the ability to add filters, locations (using HERE) or Wikipedia info.

Temple Run 2 – The sequel to hugely popular Temple Run makes its way onto Lumia.

Tilt left, tilt right, swipe up and down to avoid the evil that chases you in this never-ending running game.



TuneIn Radio – Listen in on music, sports, news and talks from around the world from over 70,000 AM, FM, HD and Internet radio stations from every continent. Plus, share your favourite playlists via NFC. Available for Lumia.


Vine – On Twitter? Share your short video loops with your followers and join in the fun. Available for Lumia now!

Vyclone Pro – Join in with some friends and film a moment, collaboratively, to make a movie watchable from any angle. This Pro version takes advantage of the Nokia Lumia 1520’s full HD screen resolution.

WhatsApp Messenger – Using your current data plan on your Asha, you can exchange messages with all your friends, eliminating the conventional costs of sending an SMS.

Xbox Video – gives you easy access to a massive library of the latest blockbuster movies and TV shows across Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 8 PCs and tablets, and now Windows Phones.

That’s a lot of apps! Which ones jump out at you and say “Download now”? Tell us your faves in the Comments below.