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Top 5 Must Have application for Windows Phone 8 in India

 

I have been using Windows Phone right from its first release and used to test around with almost all the application that are released and available in the Marketplace. Frequently there will be a question like what are the most important apps that should be downloaded as soon as you purchase your first Windows Phone. Right now I have a Nokia Lumia 920 and 620 devices, and here are the top 5 application that are very much required to have it as soon as you purchase your Windows phone from the market.    [more]

1) HDFC Bank

The official app from HDFC Bank for Windows Phone is available in the market place for all the versions. The app looks pretty similar to applications on other platforms from the bank. With this application you will feel the same of web interface where you can browse through your accounts, do all the transfers etc. You can pay your bills and manage your account like with any regular mobile banking app. You can even manage  your demat account, mutual funds and credit card. The app which is a 2 MB download will work on both Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 7.5 devices.

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2) CricBuzz

This is the best app so far I came across for a Cricket fan in Windows Phone application listing. The apps gives live cricket matches scores for national and international matches with a very excellent interface to the end users. The app can be use to find scores, commentary and news for all Test matches, ODIs, Twenty20 Internationals along with all prominent series. Also included are comprehensive match galleries international schedules and radio commentary.

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3) Ebay Mobile

This is the best shopping application in Windows Phone 8, which I came across. Ebay Mobile application is designed specifically for Windows Phone keeping in with the basic design principles. eBay members can search, bid, and check their activity on the go. Buyers can submit that last-minute bid on a hard-to-find item, sellers can check on their sales, and act on time-sensitive information on the spot without a computer.

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4) IM+ Instant Messaging

This is one of the few chat messenger application that is available in the Windows Phone Market place. IM+ supports all major IM services, including Skype chat, Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo!, AIM/iChat, ICQ, Sina, Mig33, MSN/Windows Live, Jabber, VKontakte, Yandex IM, Odnoklassniki.ru, Mamba, Fetion, RenRen, Gadu-Gadu, MeinVZ and Mail.Ru Agent. IM+ has key benefits like Send text messages and photos, Group chats in Skype, AIM and ICQ, Multiple accounts per service, Set your personal status messages.

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5) Indian Rail

Indian Rail application is best app which is an alternative for the famous IRCTC website which helps you get all the data you want to know about Indian Railways. It has some features like get Train Schedule, PNR Enquiry, Travel Plan, Train Live Status, Passing by Trains, Book via IRCTC, Fare for all quotas, age group, concession class, Quick  Seat Availability directly for a particular train in a particular quota.

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About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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