Announcing the new Socialcast mobile app for Windows Phone

|   Aug 8, 2013

Today we are excited to announce the new Socialcast mobile app for Windows Phone, now available in the Windows Phone Store.

windows8At Socialcast, we’re focused on delivering a mobile experience that’s personal, contextual, and simple. Our mobile development team is not simply shrinking the web app to fit a smaller screen; we are reimagining Socialcast mobile apps to meet the specific needs of mobile users. We are also embracing each platform’s unique design strategy in order to create a simple, intuitive experience that is optimal for that particular device.

This strategy is very apparent in the new Socialcast Windows Phone app. We embraced Windows Phone design guidelines, and made an app that gives users “more with less”. The app is easy to use, and packed with features to keep users connected and up to date with what is happening in their Socialcast community.

Here are some highlights:

  • Clutter-free reading experience
  • Simple one-tap interactions to easily post a message, comment, or Like a message
  • Panorama user interface so that Windows Phone users can navigate Socialcast in a manner similar to other Windows Phone social networking apps
  • Refined color, scale, and typography to help make the content in your Socialcast community easy to view

With the Socialcast mobile app for Windows Phone, you can get work done and stay connected to your team whether you’re away from your desk, at a meeting, or catching up on work during an evening TV commercial break.

The Socialcast Windows Phone app is now available for both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.

Tell us what you think!

Comments

  • Cool! I was looking forward to this app for a very long time! We use SocialCast already for some years in our company. I just noticed that when I login with our custom community URL, close the app and reopen it, it asks me again for my login credentials. It would make the app much better if I just have to provide my username and password only once.

    Commented on August 8, 2013 at 7:44 am
  • Hi, I have been using Socialcast for WP8 to access Nokia`s Socialcast (socialcast.nokia.com), and so far it has been a pleasant experience, except for two issues.

    The first is related to the font size, which seems too big for such a small screen; it would be better to attain to whatever font size is configured on WP8 itself, Would it be possible to change that for your next release?

    Also, there seems to be random crashes occurring while using Socialcast for long periods (i.e. more than 10 minutes), and also when this occurs we have to re-do the “re-authorization” part again.

    Finally, a suggestion. Would you think it would be possible for you to implement seamless integration to native Windows Phone social networks framework, much like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn do? It would be really great if we could access Socialcast from e.g. the People Hub.

    Anyway, as I said, it has been a great tool to use, and I hope it continues to be developed!

    Commented on August 17, 2013 at 7:35 am

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