For some reason I think Joe Belfiore gets a kick out of telling us about new and updated apps for the Windows Phone platform. Then again, if I had a job like that I imagine it would be fun to share info about these new releases with the Windows Phone fan base.

Well he got to continue that this morning by announcing two official app updates for YouTube and Foursquare via his Twitter account at @joebelfiore.

Both of these apps have actually been on the platform already but these updates bring them both up to speed with new functionality that is available in the latest updates to the Windows Phone OS.


The world of YouTube, designed for Windows Phone 8 (Windows Phone Blog)

New features:

    • Pin videos, playlists, channels, and even search queries to Start as Live Tiles for fast access. The tile flips to show either the latest video from your subscriptions or the most popular one.
    • A new and innovative playlist design gives you easy access to videos using a touch-friendly filmstrip.
    • Just want to listen to a video? It now plays in the background even when the screen is locked.
    • You can share videos to popular social networks, and via email and text.

Updates are also on the way for Windows Phone 7.5 in the next few weeks.

Download YouTube App for Windows Phone (WP8)



Foursquare updated for Windows Phone 8—now includes speech, Live Tiles, and more

New features:

    • Pin people and venues to your Start Screen.
    • Get notifications on your lock screen.
    • Check-in and share using NFC.
    • You can also use your voice to search, find, check-in and more.
    • As you use the app, Foursquare fine tunes its recommendations for things to do and try in your vicinity.

Download Foursquare App for Windows Phone (WP8)