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April 24, 2014

Lumia apps from around the globe

A closer look at localised apps making their way into the Windows Phone store.

We see dozens of new apps each and every week. However, not all are immediately available to the wider world. In fact, here at Conversations, we typically bring you what’s rolling out globally. Today, however, we thought we’d highlight some of the latest apps to hit local markets.

Flipkart – India / US / Australia


Flipkart is one the biggest-selling electronic retailers, selling clothing, books, accessories, and much more.

Giving you access to everything right from your Lumia, you should be able to find the perfect gift for a loved one (or yourself), whether you’re waiting for a bus or chilling on your sofa.

To make an informed decision on any purchase within Flipkart, check out the reviews left by other customers.

When you’ve placed an order, track its status of your order from within the app.

McDonald’s – UK / Sweden + Finland


With the official McDonald’s app, you can search for your nearest open McDonald’s restaurant and see it positioned on a map. Each chain will include details of their opening and closing times, as well as any included facilities at that branch.

Like McDonald’s promotions? They’re also included in the app.

Only got time for a drive thru? The useful filter will help your locate your nearest.

The McDonald’s app also shows you menus, nutritional information and also has the ability to create your own meal combinations.

Metro Canada – Canada


Metro is Canada’s most-read daily national newspaper, and it’s now available in digital form on your Nokia Lumia.

Pull up the top stories or dip into localised geographic sections, such as Victoria, Calgary and Edmonton. If you’re interested in Canadian news, you’ll find plenty here. If not, it’s still a well-designed and informative app.

Do you use any of these apps? Which locally relevant apps have you noticed recently? Share your thoughts or app recommendations with us, below.