Nokia has been doing everything that they can to be able to push Windows Phone and their Lumia line of phones forward. Nokia has also remained committed to providing value to their Lumia line with exclusive apps like Nokia Drive, Transport, Maps, and Music. Nokia took to CTIA this week to announce that they have formed partnerships with a number of companies to bring their apps to the Windows Phone ecosystem, but at first they will be timed exclusives for Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phones. Below will be a list of all of the apps and whether of not they have timed exclusivity.
Rovio - Yes in the long battle that Rovio has had with producing Angry Birds for the Windows Phone platform, Nokia has been able to lure Rovio into bring Angry Birds Space to the Windows Phone. Yay for those who have wanted it.
EA – EA has been in support of Windows Phone already but has moved to continue bringing more of their titles to Windows Phone. These titles include FIFA, Madden NFL, NBA Jam, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR®, Mirror’s Edge and Yahtzee.
Groupon – Groupon has a 6 month exclusivity on Lumia devices. Groupon is working on an extensive upgrade of their application, tailor-made for Windows Phone. This app will allow you to discover deals via augmented reality. This will be possible combining map and Point of Interest data to produce in real-time Groupon deals. Expect this app this summer.
Tripdots – Tripdots has a 3 month exclusivity on Lumia devices. Tripdots allows drives to monitor vehicle conditions to understand fuel economy and how to save money. This app also allows drivers to connect to other drivers to share efficiency achievements over social networks. No word on when this will be released.
The PGA Tour App – PGATour has a 12 month exclusivity on Lumia devices. This app with developed with Nokia and will allow players to follow PGA Tour tournaments with highlights, live scoring and player information. All of this will create an immersive and interactive experience.
ESPN – ESPN has a 12 month exclusivity on Lumia devices. The ESPN app is already available on Lumia devices. The story here is the fact that this app will be receiving key updates in the coming months. These updates include sport scores on live tiles, personalization of scores, team-level panoramas. Not to mention ESPN Fantasy Football will be landing on Nokia Lumia devices exclusively this fall.
AOL Entertainment Hub – AOL Entertainment Hub has a 6 month exclusivity on Lumia devices. This hub will bring together the best of AOL’s content while delivering an immersive experience for Windows Phone devices.
Time Magazine – Users of the Time magazine app will be able to view TIME.com content, receive breaking news , view video and share stores via built-in social networking functionality. Live tiles will help make the experience more in-depth.
Newsweek – Newsweek will deliver the latest news via live tiles and Metro influenced UI design. For those familiar with Cheat Sheet, this will also be included in with the app, designed exclusively with Windows Phone in mind.
PayPal – Finally users wanting the PayPal app can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The app is being developed in collaboration with Nokia to bring a compelling experience. This app will utilize live tiles to create a “compelling user experience” I cant wait to see what PayPal looks like.
Box – Looks like Box will be beating Dropbox to the punch creating an official app. This app will enable users to search, browse and share files on their account. This app will support 9 languages at launch. This app will be available to Lumia owners this summer.
All in all a very impressive display for both Nokia and Windows Phone. All of the apps above either will be available for all Windows Phone or still have exclusivity but just don’t have exact dates yet. I look forward to having more app developers pick up and support Windows Phone.
The press release is quite long so you may read it at the link below.