New Windows Phone apps this week: Bing Photosynth, Nokia Trailers and Nokia Maps 2.0

The Windows Phone app Marketplace has now a hundred thousand apps listed officially. And the growing popularity of Windows Phone is increasing the app publishers to publish more and more useful apps in the marketplace.

Few popular new apps which have been released in last couple of days are, Bing Photosynth, Nokia Trailers and the updated version of Lumia’s popular mapping app, Nokia Maps 2.0. Let’s discuss about what new in these apps and how very useful they are!

Bing Photosynth for Windows Phone

Bing Photosynth for Windows Phone is the mobile panorama app that makes it easy and fun to capture and share interactive panoramas pictures with your friends. It is the only app available on any mobile platform that allows you to capture 360 degrees horizontally and vertically, making a perfect “sphere”.

Once you’ve created a Photosynth, you can share it as an interactive panorama experience on Facebook and Twitter (using the free service) or as a simple image. You can also publish your panoramas to Bing where millions of people will see your panoramas, on Bing Maps and in Bing search results for the places you’ve captured.

It is one of the must have mobile app for picture lovers. Download it today from Windows Phone Marketplace.

Rating: 5 Stars

Nokia Trailers for Windows Phone (Only for Lumia Phones)

Nokia has launched Nokia Trailers app exclusively for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone devices. Nokia Trailers app was made available for Symbian devices back in April by Nokia. The Trailer app lets you watch the trailers of upcoming movies. It even lets you download them to watch later, on your Lumia Windows Phone devices.

You can view trailers for just added, popular, new (in theaters) and upcoming movies. The apps also provide the movie details such as genre, cast, synopsis etc. You can Share trailers over Twitter, LinkedIn, Windows Live, Message and Email. You can also add movies to watchlist and also set up reminder for the premier.

It also allows you to Pin Live Tile view for new trailers on your Start Screen. The other feature which I liked the most of the app is that it gives you a view list of movie theaters in your area by manually zooming into the map.

Download Nokia Trailers for Nokia Lumia Phones from the Windows Phone Market Place (The link opens only if you’ll browse this link from your Lumia devices) for free.

Rating: 4 Stars

Nokia Maps 2.0 for Windows Phone (Lumia Phones only)

Nokia has updated their popular mapping app available for Lumia Windows Phone devices, Nokia Maps, to version 2.0 which brings many new features in the app.

The updated app has made the mapping more personal as it allows you to share your personal experiences of a particular place with the other users of the app. You can now add and pin pictures, write review and rate the locations as well.

Nokia Maps allows you to save all your favorite places and immediately see them on the map. It can now automatically sync your favorites with, across other platforms (Nokia Lumia, Nokia Belle, and Nokia N9) and with the mobile web version for iOS and Android. Just connect Nokia Maps with your Nokia account and all your favorites will be served to you right away.

With this new version you can also pin to start the directions to get to a place on foot, by car or by public transport.

Nokia Maps is also an exclusive app for Lumia Windows Phone family. The app came preinstalled on the phone and the user will receive an update notification in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Rating: 5 Stars

The ratings are based on the interactivity, productivity and usability of the app.

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Nitin Agarwal is an MVP alumni and a Pro Blogger. He was awarded as Most Valuable Professional for 3 times by Microsoft in Windows Expert - Consumer category. He is immensely inspired by Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.

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