What the emerging Windows Phone app market has shown, is that more and more developers are bringing fun and useful apps to the Windows Phone market. On Thursday, two of the more useful ones launched, and these show Microsoft’s commitment to partners and its users for Windows Phone.
With the launch of The Onion and the Alaska Airlines app on Windows Phone, users can get a little bit of humor along with travel help. Both feature different features for different types of users, but show the ever expanding Windows Phone app market growing daily.
The Onion On Windows Phone
The Onion, which is the online home to a number of believable and unbelievable news stories, launched on Windows Phone this week. It is more of a hilarious news satire site, but as a news source built with humor in mind, it can easily create hours of enjoyment with just a single app.
Users can swipe through the latest Onion stories, share stories via email, and easily go from one story to another. They were created using the Bing New team’s App producer tool, and is a very easy to use platform for both developers and users to enjoy. It’s a free download and on the Windows Phone store.
Fly With Alaska Air App
Microsoft also highlighted the Alaska Airlines app that launched on Windows Phone this wek. It allows users to book a flight, select their seats, change seats prior to departure, pull up a mobile boarding pass, see flight schedules and boarding times, and the ability to share travel itineraries with a simple interface.
Users can also add flight details to the Windows Phone calendar, shop all types of travel options with Alaska Air, find Alaska Air reservations, and track flights of family members. It creates a all-in-one interface for flyers of Alaska Airlines, and is a very visual app for travelers. It has gotten 5-star reviews as of this writing, and shows that travel apps are still very popular, and in particular this Windows Phone release.
These two fun Windows Phone apps are fun and exciting. They show Windows Phone apps are lively and full of enjoyment for all to enjoy.