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  1. havox22's Avatar
    I've never understood the deal with Instagram. What does it do besides making your pics look bad? I've never signed up because all the pics I see from there look horrible. No offense intended, but I really would like to know.
    Its a social network...its so people can be social & share picture with their friends or the rest of the world if they choose, but where instagram shines is there is no messaging people. Its really all about the pictures. And if the pics look bad its because the users took a bad pic or choose to apply a filter to it. There is nothing stopping a person from never adding a filter, or only following people who don't add filters

    Here are two pics that I didn't add a filter to
    Photo by havox22 • Instagram
    Photo by havox22 • Instagram

    But they do compress the pics so quality is lost, but at the end of the day there is really nothing to get. I hear the same thing with twitter and facebook...whats its purpose? well its to be social, there is nothing special about any social network except the people that are on it, and even that will depend on the user & how they want to interact

    Also, you can always put your photo through Photoshop before uploading it if you want enhance your photos without being limited to their filters
    http://instagram.com/p/JVgt_YGqYv/
    Last edited by havox22; 11-09-2012 at 01:45 AM.
    11-09-2012 01:39 AM
  2. DJRedLine's Avatar
    Sky Go
    Dropbox
    TV Catch-up services (BBC iPlayer, ITV Player etc)
    Citrix
    11-09-2012 02:28 AM
  3. emdee814's Avatar
    atm its just instagram, i send pictures to my email and upload it from my ipod touch.
    11-09-2012 04:06 AM
  4. PDFierro3's Avatar
    Would be great if Showtime Anytime came to WP.
    11-09-2012 04:11 AM
  5. muitosabao's Avatar
    Wow, why does my Nokia Lumia 920 show up like "RM-821_eu_euro2_248"?!
    :dry
    FLIPBOARD (yes, caps), every RSS out there for WP sucks big time. And, Instagram.

    Sent from my RM-821_eu_euro2_248 using Board Express
    11-09-2012 04:34 AM
  6. JSern's Avatar
    Mainly photography apps to enhance the Lumia experience

    Instagram
    Snapseed
    PRO HDR
    Camera+
    AfterFocus
    Touch Retouch
    Photosynth (yes its not there)
    11-09-2012 04:47 AM
  7. JSern's Avatar
    I've never understood the deal with Instagram. What does it do besides making your pics look bad? I've never signed up because all the pics I see from there look horrible. No offense intended, but I really would like to know.
    Well you can always not add shtty filters on it
    Example:

    Photo by iamjsernphua • Instagram
    11-09-2012 04:51 AM
  8. cba191's Avatar
    Its a social network...its so people can be social & share picture with their friends or the rest of the world if they choose, but where instagram shines is there is no messaging people. Its really all about the pictures. And if the pics look bad its because the users took a bad pic or choose to apply a filter to it. There is nothing stopping a person from never adding a filter, or only following people who don't add filters

    Here are two pics that I didn't add a filter to
    Photo by havox22 • Instagram
    Photo by havox22 • Instagram

    But they do compress the pics so quality is lost, but at the end of the day there is really nothing to get. I hear the same thing with twitter and facebook...whats its purpose? well its to be social, there is nothing special about any social network except the people that are on it, and even that will depend on the user & how they want to interact

    Also, you can always put your photo through Photoshop before uploading it if you want enhance your photos without being limited to their filters
    Photo by havox22 • Instagram
    Well you can always not add shtty filters on it
    Example:

    Photo by iamjsernphua • Instagram
    K. Thx. I'd just never seen a instagram pic that didn't look like crap, so I just figured is was just hipsters being hipsters. And I've been on windows phone since day 1, and never bothered with it because I didn't have the app. Because my life wasn't any less fulfilling without it, I didn't really worry about it. :)
    11-10-2012 01:03 AM
  9. H_O_D's Avatar
    (HTC) Locations

    I realise Nokia Drive is due, but still disappointed.
    11-10-2012 12:12 PM
  10. jwinch2's Avatar
    There are dozens of apps that I use on Android that are not there in the WP Store. Several of the news apps that I use, my banking app, my favorite weather app (my weather), etc. I am hopeful with the new platform that more developers will be jumping on board and we will see a significant increase. I'll give it the two years of my contract. If that does not happen, I'll be switching again I suppose.
    11-10-2012 12:27 PM
  11. tebugg's Avatar
    instagram

    all in one video player like mx pro for android that plays mkv files. and also microsoft to allow mkv files to be copied to the phone through mass storage without windows explorer crashing.

    facebook app with functionality as good as android or ios.

    words with friends (this is now on the windows market. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/st...b-744550d182ec)

    twitter app as good as android or ios.
    Last edited by tebugg; 11-10-2012 at 12:50 PM.
    11-10-2012 12:31 PM
  12. Mikegbr's Avatar
    Tunein Radio. Don't know if its just a UK thing or not but I can't get the WP7 version.
    11-10-2012 01:08 PM
  13. rdubmu's Avatar
    instagram (yes fhotoroom is also good but it is not instagram), flipboard (although fuse serves all my needs), kujiji, metal archives, cross-platform games (hopefully to be fixed in wp8), stumble upon, bump, and im sure im forgetting a bunch more.
    this
    11-10-2012 02:39 PM
  14. Jim Hsu's Avatar
    Not a big social network fan (Facebook/twitter is enough), but I'm looking for:

    A medical database (similar to Lexi-Comp, Epocrates, Medscape). This is a very specific request. (WebMD is insufficient).
    Schwab banking (asked them about this)

    The first item in particular is holding back WP8 (I imagine) for most of the medical community. Fortunately I don't have clinic responsibilities right now.

    That's really it right now. Enjoying WP8 right now.
    11-10-2012 02:46 PM
  15. FullofGlia's Avatar
    Hulu!
    11-10-2012 03:14 PM
  16. VMdoug's Avatar
    Instagram and Flipboard for sure

    My biggest issue with Windows Phone is the lack of a decent Twitter client. I've been trying them out over the past 2 days and while they all have similar features, there's ONE feature I haven't found in any of them...Notifications on SEARCH! Essentially, the ability to get notified when something matches a search criteria in the Twitterverse. Almost ALL Android Twitter clients have this capability, but I haven't found a single Windows Phone client that does...

    I have 13 more days to decide if I want to go back to Android...(but I really do like the Lumia 920)
    11-10-2012 03:24 PM
  17. Fuzzy John's Avatar
    Viperal Tasks

    This one is actually available but suffers from some sort of incompatibility. It will install on my Lumia 920 but when I launch the app it will never go past the splash screen.
    11-11-2012 09:26 AM
  18. wpoblation's Avatar
    -TV Guide
    -Most Finance Apps - Citibank, ING Direct, State Farm, Amex, Naval Federal Credit Union, Fidelity, Scottrade, Schwabb, TD Ameritrade, a ton more.
    -Personal Finance app by BishiNews (Android)
    -FBreader
    11-11-2012 10:01 AM
  19. brianlg's Avatar
    POCKET

    I know there are at least two WP8 apps that "support" pocket and use their api, but it's not the same. I need an official pocket app
    11-11-2012 10:04 AM
  20. jwinch2's Avatar
    I was pleased to see that there is a YouMail client app on WP (Magikmail) which seems to work well so far. I have been using youmail since I had a blackberry and have come to be very comfortable with the app.

    I could use a recommendation on a good sms/mms app to replace the native one, which is ugly as heck.

    Thoughts?
    11-11-2012 01:50 PM
  21. mpelti's Avatar
    Yelp (the one they have is terrible)
    Instagram
    Spotify (i should really try xbox music pass though.
    HBO Go
    Xfinity TV and TV player
    Official NHL, MLB, NFL apps. Oddly the only one in the store is MLS
    (I bet some fans would love mlb.tv or nhl gamecenter, but I'm in blackout for my teams)
    Ringdroid
    WatchESPN (not for me, but great for College Football/Basketball fans)
    If there were something similar for hockey and soccer, I'd want it.
    Official TV network apps, like ABC, CBS, NBC.
    11-11-2012 02:23 PM
  22. Tyler Huynh's Avatar
    TD Ameritrade Mobile is one of the most important apps for me so I can track and trade stocks. I was using it more than the desktop version on my iPhone. It's the one thing that is making me consider giving up my Lumia 920 which I am liking alot.

    Roboform is a password manager that is cloud based, it works great and although not as important, I've started to use the mobile version more and more as I forget account and password info. I may find alternatives for this but Ameritrade might be a deal breaker.
    11-14-2012 12:09 PM
  23. brianlg's Avatar
    If anyone else uses Pocket (read it later) please email them requesting a wp8 app. Was told they'd make it with enough interest. We need this app!
    11-16-2012 10:00 AM
  24. dalsmavsfan's Avatar
    Yep flipboard and HBO GO
    11-16-2012 10:01 AM
  25. Agpe17's Avatar
    1. Instagram
    2. CapitalOne
    3. Pulse
    11-16-2012 10:06 AM
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