Nokia announced the Lumia 1020 yesterday in New York at an event, along with the announcement other details also spilled related to the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem. Nokia announced on stage some popular apps that are missing in the Windows Phone 8 platform are coming through Lumia 1020, one of them is Path, the private social network that restricts friend connections at 150. Due to popular demand the app is coming to Windows Phone 8.
Path says they worked closely with Nokia to create the Path app for Windows Phone. The app was built with a special focus on Nokia Lumia 1020. “This is a platform that we are especially excited to build on because it has been one of the most requested platforms by our users from all corners of the globe.”
Another popular app Flipboard is also coming to Windows Phone through Lumia 1020. It will also be available to Windows Phone 8 users. There is another app that was announced, Hipstamatic, it is coming to 1020 but sadly the Hipstamatic Oggl Pro social networking app will be exclusive to Lumia 1020. Hipstamatic app allows users to upload photos to several social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are dreaming about the official Instagram, it is not coming any time soon as there is no announcement regarding that either by Instagram or any other.
Another app that is coming to the WP8 is Vine from Twitter. It is one of the popular app and most requested also. Vine for iOS launched in January and Vine for Android launched recently. The Verge confirmed with twitter that Vine official app is coming to Windows Phone 8, but is not clear who is developing it.
It is good to see all these popular apps making their way to Windows Phone 8, hoping these apps will increase the platform adoption. The more apps the better for the Windows Phone 8, as the biggest complaint about the platform is the lack of popular apps. Nokia is being instrumental in getting popular apps to Windows Phone along with great hardware to show the strength of the platform.