Windows Phone Apps – Made in Ireland

How do you fancy a free Nokia Lumia 800?  App Me Up

Microsoft Ireland has been running an App Me Up initiative for the last few months – and will continue for the foreseeable future.  We’re offering a free Nokia Lumia 800 to any Irish (North and South) developer who publishes four Apps.


We’re giving you the free tools you’ll need to develop your Apps.  Advice and Guidance on how to build and publish it.  The ability to have your App promoted widely and if you publish four Apps, your free Nokia Lumia 800.  So far we have given away close to 30 phones – and there’s more where they came from!

If you’re new to App development, have a quick look at this short (two minute) video of Finn Krewer talking about his experience so far.

Here’s a few examples of great locally developed Apps:

Solar Sprint:


Solar Sprint from Tipperary’s NeverMind Game studio has just launched exclusive to Windows Phone. Guide a planet from one solar system to another in order to grow and create new life. Dodge asteroids while collecting space dust to make your planet bigger. Be careful not to fly too close to the sun!  See a video of the game in action at

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1st4 Live Manchester United Scores:


You can’t take your eyes off the premiership title race this season. For Man United fans on the go get 1st4 Live Manchester United Scores developed by Irish developer Ranyart. The app has live commentary, match reports, live scores, league table and team news and live tile support. With only three games left in the season you don’t want to miss a second of it. Get the free app at Not a Man United fan, don’t worry other team will be available for next season.



Winner of Microsoft’s March App of the Month, Irish made iSpeak is an instant text and speech translator. Simply choose the language to translate to, speak your phrase and the app will read it in a local language and accent. Just in time for the summer holidays, there is a generous free trial and the full app is only 99c get it at  Please note this app uses your data connection to translate so when abroad we recommending using on wifi.



Winner of Microsoft’s February App of the Month, Irish made BusFinder gives you access to live updates on the latest Dublin bus departures by searching for a bus stop or route. You can create a Live Tile of the bus stops you use most on your phone home screen so you can instantly see when your next bus is due without needing to open the app. You can try the full version of BusFinder for free for one week, the full cost is only 99c. get it at

Incredible Circus:


Produced by the Nokia Institute of Technology, this is a windows phone must have with its gorgeous visuals and its free price tag. Blast through cannons on 32 levels as a bodysuited daredevil. Use elastic bands and trampolines to jump above obstacles or through fire rings, remembering to avoid falling and cracking your helmet. Be on the lookout for fire breathers as you bounce walls on multiple combos in the pursuit of cheers and trophies. Get it now at

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  2. MobilePundits says:

    Nice collection of windows phone apps.Bus finder is a great app which helps you in collecting live updates by searching for a bus stop or route.

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