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Tumblr and other official apps coming to Windows Phone

Earlier at its busy MWC 2013 keynote, Nokia announced several partnerships with well known brands to develop more apps for Lumia devices. The company has since issued a press release, which contains even more details about these partnerships and brings to light a few more planned apps that weren’t mentioned on stage.

The most notable app listed that wasn’t announced during the keynote is an official Tumblr app for Windows Phone. According to Nokia’s release, the app will be available to all Windows Phones upon launch. In addition, the Windows Phone app will be host to exclusive features not found on other platforms: voice command integration and a wide live tile to display the newest posts from your dashboard.

Nokia’s press release details quite a few other apps. Another one that was not announced on stage is called JobLens, an augmented reality app that can literally find jobs around you. There are also more details about the highly-anticipated GoPro app, which will allow users to see the feed from the camera on their phone and change settings, record video, or take photos. In addition, Nokia is touting a Lumia-exclusive Picture In Picture mode where users can record video from their phone simultaneously with the GoPro camera and overlay the two feeds.

Foursquare will also be updating their app to support Windows Phone 8′s NFC functionality for “content sharing, friend requests, and check-ins”, while Nokia will release a Lumia-exclusive version of the app featuring an augmented reality camera viewfinder. Finally, the Burton app will be a resourceful destination for snowboarders featuring local snow forecasts, a unique Burton Sequencer lens to capture and stitch together action shots, and a Burton Friend lens which allows you to find people you know on the slopes using the camera viewfinder.

All in all, we’re excited to see these apps finally coming to Windows Phone and we’re impressed by the sound of all the new OS-specific features. The new Foursquare app will be first to market, with the rest to follow soon after.

Source: Nokia


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