We love to scour the Windows Phone Store for the latest apps and updates each week, and this week is no exception.
Even more, we love to share our findings with you, our lovely readers. And we think you’re going to be quite happy with what we’ve got for you this week. From games to big updates, and even a little something to get you on the ball with holiday gifts, we’ve got a fantastic showcase of apps for you this week.
What is it: an endless runner game
Why we love it: This endless runner featuring the iconic Sonic the Hedgehog is tons of fun. Not only can you run, dash, and jump your way through the never-ending 3D environment while avoiding obstacles and defeating enemies, but the game also offers daily challenges, cool power-ups, and challenging boss fights. It’s also free, which is the perfect price for such a huge dose of nostalgia.
Who it’s perfect for: game lovers and 90s kids
What is it: digital gift cards for Microsoft
Why we love it: This holiday season giving gift cards will be a snap. Digital Gift Cards lets you send your friends and family digital versions of gift cards that can used to buy apps, games, music, movies, and TV shows from all of Microsoft’s stores, such as Windows Phone Store and Xbox. The gift cards can be personalized and pre-scheduled for a specific date, and there are no service fees or expiration dates. Unfortunately, Digital Gift Cards is not available in all countries.
Who it’s perfect for: gift givers
What is it: a Hacker News client
Why we love it: Hacker News is a news aggregator that specializes in content for entrepreneurs and computer science lovers, and Hacky News is the app that makes it easy to browse from your Lumia. The app features a smooth UI, quick loading and resuming time, color-coded comments, as well as an integrated browser, that all make reading the latest news and stories easy and reliable.
Who it’s perfect for: Hacker News readers
What is it: activity-tracking and fitness app
Why we love it: Many of you already know that Fitbit is a great choice for keeping track of health and fitness, and now it’s gotten even better. The latest update includes new language support for Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, and Chinese Traditional, as well as Cortana integration for Fitbitters in the UK and Australia.
Who it’s perfect for: anyone interested in maintaining good health
What is it: a popular farming game
Why we love it: Farmville fans, rejoice! Now Zynga’s popular virtual farming game isn’t only available for other platforms. Harvest crops, customize your farm, collect items, and much more on this newly-available game. Just beware, it can be somewhat addictive.
Who it’s perfect for: Game addicts of all ages
What do you think about our top choices for this week’s best of the best from the Windows Phone Store? Let us know in the comments, or tell us about your own favorite apps from this week.
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