A new flavor of the Nokia Pulse application is available for download through the Windows Phone Store, this time specifically designed for the Nokia smartphones running under Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system.
The new application release, up for grabs as version 0.10.19.0, is still only a beta iteration of the popular software from the Finnish handset vendor.
However, following the availability of the new app flavor, Nokia provides most Windows Phone device owners with the possibility to take advantage of the features and capabilities that Nokia Pulse has to offer to them.
For those out of the loop, we should note that Nokia Pulse Beta was designed to automatically tag users’ messages with their location, thus making conversations location-aware.
Users are also provided with the possibility to create live tiles for the app and for conversations, to send messages only to specific people, share Pulse messages on Facebook and Twitter, and more.
The new Nokia Pulse Beta 0.10.19.0 for Windows Phone 8-based Lumia handsets comes with the following changelog attached to it:
- On Windows Phone 8, you can get turn-by-turn navigation to any place posted in a conversation.
- Receive real time conversation updates while within the app.
- Share your Pulse message to Facebook or Twitter when you want to let more friends know where you are.
- Now you can set any photo within a conversation as a featured photo. When you pin the conversation to Start, your cover photo will appear on the Live Tile.
- Emoticons for Windows Phone 7.
- Removal of comments. Now when you respond to a message, you will respond with another message, which, unlike a comment, can contain such rich information as a photo or a place.
The new application flavor was tested on Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and Lumia 822 devices, and is meant to be used only on them. It can be found on this page in the Windows Phone Store.
Owners of other Nokia Lumia smartphones can learn more on the latest app release for their devices through this link. The app is available for non-Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones as well, as previously reported.