Lumiappaday #215: CoolApps demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800

| June 17, 2012 | 1 Reply

App Discovery is almost as important as having the great apps there in the first place. Marketplace does an OK job of recommending apps to its users but it could be better. That’s why I go through a range of other routes as well, includings apps like App Highlights and App Flow to find more apps to try. Now I might not be your typical user always looking for apps to share but I think Joe Average and co will find something like this useful.

The panels include 1) cool stuff, 2) apps, 3) games  and 4) getting started. Clicking on an app immediately opens up marketplace so you can find out more about it and download it.

There’s a button to ‘recommend an app’ which will let you mail the developer. Not sure how frequently this is updated but there are definitely some apps there that I haven’t seen yet and I’ll be sharing in future.


#215) CoolApps 

Price:  Free



Developer Blurb:


Cool Apps is a database of apps recommended by Windows Phone users. It can be very difficult finding the best apps on the Marketplace and you can’t always find them in the top apps lists, if you can find them at all.

So join the community of users recommending apps and show the world what Cool Apps you can find on Windows Phone, the best phone operating system in the world.

v1.2 update
– new featured tab
– option to sort apps alphabetically
– share apps via social networks
– share apps via email

v1.1 update
– Addition of the message on launch
– Minor other application tweaks


Design: 8

Usability: 9

Performance: 9 

Price: 10


Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Windows Phone

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