Foursquare, YouTube launch new apps for Windows 8 devices

App Dev and SOA

by CBR Staff Writer| 08 May 2013

Foursquare's new app allows user to pin people and venues to Windows 8 home screen

Location-based social app Foursquare and video streaming service provider YouTube have launched refreshed versions of their apps for the devices based on the Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.

Foursquare version 3.0

Foursquare's new app, Version 3.0 allows the user to pin people and venues to the Windows Phone 8 home screen, share over Near Field Communication (NFC) and lock screen notifications.

According to the company, the location based app offers maps, places and tips designed for the Metro UI.

The new app now can be controlled through voice commands, to allow users to use their voice to find and check-in at points of interest.

The company also ADD that some of the Lumia smartphone models can integrate Foursquare data into their augmented reality experience.

The updated YouTube app comes with features that allow users to pin channels, playlists and results directly to the Start Screen.

YouTube

According to the company, the new update supports touch-screen devices, while allowing the users to limit access to some videos to prevent children from watching them with the use of Kid's Corner and YouTube Safety Settings.

The video streaming website is also planning to launch an update for its app to be used with Windows Phone 7.5 in the coming weeks.

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