Nokia has posted some details about their new exclusive apps which are coming to their Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 Windows Phone 8 handsets.
To me the most interesting is the new Michelin Restaurant Guide app, which will allow users to check our a review of a restaurant by tapping on their Michelin 2013 NFC stickers in the window.
Users will also be able to share restaurant information by tapping devices and use Augmented Reality technology will enable the user to view restaurants near them on the screen.
In addition, the app delivers search, details, calling and reservations, plus Nokia Maps integration to help users find great places to eat. The app also delivers local real time content to Live Tiles and MICHELIN images, which change according to the time of day.
Another NFC-enabled app is they YouSendIt app, allowing users to access, sync and share content stored in the cloud, and even sign documents using their Nokia Lumia touchscreen, and securely send them from anywhere. The YouSendIt NFC feature enables convenient device-to-device file sharing with a tap of the phone.
Other apps include the new World of Red Bull app for Nokia Lumia which offers consumers full immersion in the World of Red Bull, delivering all the latest news from more than 400 Red Bull Athletes around the world, and enables users to pin their favourite athletes to the start screen for live news updates.
In addition to news and information from more than 800 Red Bull events each year, the app offers access to the Red Bull Culture section, with a huge selection of content spanning music, dance, cinema, art and pop culture, as well as access to Red Bull TV and many other Red Bull apps. The app offers Nokia Maps integration and Voice Commands
The enhanced Vimeo app will allow users to share videos using NFC tap-to-share technology.
This app also introduces HD video support, features an easy to use design interface with dynamic live tiles, and enables consumers to purchase Vimeo Plus subscriptions through the app.
The Angry Birds Roost app will enable fans to dive into the world of Angry Birds, with access to hundreds of walk-through videos, news, ringtones and more, brought together in one original hub experience. Angry Birds Roost will offer fans an exclusive â€˜Bird Camâ€™ feature. Users can take a picture on their Nokia Lumia, add their favourite Angry Birds characters to the picture, and then share it on Facebook, Twitter, MMS or via email.
The Bloomberg app offers consumers a powerful one-stop hub for all their business and finance news, market data and portfolio tracking tools. Consumers can personalise the experience with the information, which matters most to them, and access it instantly with custom panoramas and Live Tiles on the start screen. It will also include on-demand access to Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio.
StyleSaint enables users to capture their favourite inspirational fashion images, and transform them into personalised mobile fashion magazines to be shared with the world. With Facebook integration, users can sign in and start discovering their own sense of style, receive daily go-to guides on how to style the latest trends, fashion feeds, and style tips and tricks. Users can also follow each other to bring personalised fashion favourites direct to the start screen on Live Tiles, and let StyleSaint style their experience everyday with amazing fashion imagery.
The Groupon app will feature Wallet integration enabling quick access to purchased Groupons, wallpapers and multiple-size Live Tiles for notifications to the start screen. The Groupon Scheduler tool will allow users to schedule appointments associated with service deals; additionally, seamless app to app integration will allow users direct access to Grouponâ€™s mobile app via embedded deals within Nokia Maps.
Lastly the exclusive Nokia WhatsApp app will include a new user experience that takes advantage of a more panoramic look and feel, additional languages, emoticons, and more.
Read more at Nokia Conversations here.