Windows Phone – Irish Apps Update

100,000 Windows Phone Apps and counting!

WIndows PhoneIrish Apps Update


At the Windows Phone Summit recently, Microsoft announced that the Windows Phone Marketplace officially hit 100,000 apps and games—a milestone we reached faster than Android, and a testament to the thousands of talented developers around the world who’ve supported us since launch. Together they deliver more than 200 new titles, on average, each day. Great apps such as Paypal and Audible and games such as Words With Friends, Draw Something and NOVA 3 are coming very soon with Window Phone 8, to learn more about Windows Phone 8 you can watch the announcement video.

At the same time Irish developers have embraced Windows Phone building over 600 Windows Phone apps in the past 6 months.. Microsoft Ireland is now working with developers to build more apps for Windows Phone 8 and of course Windows 8.  Every one of those apps will work on the upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices.

Here are a small selection of the apps and games from Irish and international developers.

If you open this mail on your phone the links will take you direct to the app marketplace to install the app so you can showcase and share with your friends and family


“Made in Ireland” top phone apps

Irish Times

Irish Times – Free

Features include the weather forecast, most popular stories, share tools and more to make this your daily "must read" news app.

Bus Nearby

Bus Nearby – Free

Find bus stops around you in Dublin, see when the next buses are due, then save your favourites stops.

Parking Tag

Parking Tag - Free

This is a simple app to allow you to park your car in Dublin in 4 button presses

Irish Tides

Irish Tides - Free

Tidal predictions for 130 ports around the Irish coast. Gives the estimated tidal heights and times of HW and LW for the next 7 days


iSpeak – 99c (free trial available)
iSpeak is an award winning speech and text translator, say your phrase in your native language, choose output language and iSpeak will read in a native accent.

1st 4 Live

1st4 Live Manchester United Scores - Free
Live scores, commentary, news, fixtures, results and opinion for Manchester United. Winner of International Sports app of the year and with 25 5* reviews this is an example of how to design for Windows Phone.


“Made in Ireland” top games

Wizard Wars

Wizard Wars - €1.29 (free trial)

Battle hordes of rampaging enemies, use items like bombs and shrink spells to hinder their advance. Earn gold to fund your war efforts & upgrade your towers.

Solar Sprint

Solar Sprint – 99c

Solar Sprint is an endless runner in the infinite playing field of space. Create a vortex in order to, shepherding a planet from one solar system to another avoiding Asteroids

Doodle Bomber

Doodle Bomber 7 - free

You are a Bombardier in a WW1 era airship flying back and forth over a canyon filled with targets. Your job, release the bomb at the right time to hit as many targets as possible.


Notable International


Skype -Free

Talk to friends, family, and colleagues anywhere in the world and see them as if they're in the same room.


LinkedIn – Free

Find and connect with more than 161M members worldwide, read the latest news, keep up-to-date with your groups. This app beats any iOS or Android equivalent


rowi –Free

An easy-to-use Twitter app with a clean, simple design.


Netflix – Free (subscription required)

Watch TV episodes and movies on your phone with this must-have subscription service.


WhatsApp - Free

WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi to message with friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio and video messages


Weave - €2.99 (free trial)

A fresh take on RSS readers, built exclusively for Windows Phone.


Viber - Free

Viber lets you connect with your friends for free. It synchs with your mobile phone number and contact list to instantly show who uses Viber.

Tune In Radio

Tune In Radio - Free
TuneIn is a new way to listen to live local and global radio from wherever you are. TuneIn offers over 50,000 stations and 1.2 million on-demand streams.

Xbox Companion

Xbox Companion - Free
Search for your favorite movies, TV shows, music, and games, and play them on your Xbox from your phone.


Meet a Irish Phone developer – The Story of Ninja Labyrinth

Finn Krewer a student in NUI Galway built the most popular Irish developed app of 2011 watch his story


Did you know that Microsoft & Nokia are funding a student or startup that has a killer idea for a Window Phone app? If they submit their idea to AppCampus they can receive funding and help to build their app.

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That’s it for the update.

Oh, and if you happen to be building a Windows 8 App, please let me know (I might be able to help you get it into the Windows Store before we launch).


Comments (2)

  1. Paschal says:

    Hi where is BusFinder in your list 🙂 Top app for many months!!

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