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Increase Twitter Engagement with Hashtags and HASHCORE

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Find Great Apps for Your Nokia Lumia Phone with AppSocial

One of the things I find is missing about mobile app stores is the ability to find suggestions from people you know and trust. Sure, an app may have 1,000 reviews, but you don’t know who these people are. For example, I’m more likely to trust a review about a social media app from someone who is a social media professional vs. an average user.

This is where AppSocial by Nokia comes in. AppSocial is exclusively for Nokia Lumia users with Windows 7 and 8. It allows users to create lists and add comments to their favorite apps. You can get to know AppSocial users by their bios and choose apps that are recommended by people just like you – other bloggers, social media enthusiasts, moms, dads, financial advisors, etc.

The point is, you no longer have to choose apps based on the recommendations of strangers, the dangers of which can be seen in this commercial.

Silly, yes. But kind of true when you think about the number of times you see ads for apps popping up everywhere.

How It Works

Getting started with AppSocial is easy. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll get a quick tour of what you can do.

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Once you’ve signed into your Nokia account (or created one), you can start by creating your own profile. Your profile will consist of a profile photo, cover photo, and short bio.

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After you’ve set up your profile, you can start discovering new people on the leaderboards. Leaderboards include the most followed people, most loved lists, and most listed apps.

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You can also search for users based on keywords they have included in their profile. When you find people whose recommendations you like, be sure to follow them. You will then see their latest list additions in your app feed.

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Creating Lists

You can also, of course, create your own lists for others. Simply name your list, add a cover photo (I used stock images instead of the randomly generated images), and start adding apps. I have created three app lists so far for social media enthusiasts, reading, and personal finance.

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Since I’m used to most apps being available for iPhone users only (at least that’s how it felt back in my Android days), I was pleasantly surprised by the selection of apps I was able to find for each list. My favorites include Facebook, Twitter, Audible, Kindle, Zinio, and Mint. In case you’re not familiar, Zinio is the best app for reading magazines on your mobile. Mint is a free personal finance app that allows you to enter your financial data (bank accounts, Paypal, credit cards, etc.). Then it categorizes your spending habits and let’s you quickly check your balances across all accounts without multiple apps and endless logins.

In Conclusion

AppSocial is currently in beta, but as the community grows, so will your chances of finding great people to connect with and share apps with. If you’re in the market for a Windows 8 phone, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is a great one to pick. If for no other reason, it is the one with the 41-megapixel camera. If you already have one, be sure to try AppSocial today!

Be sure to follow the conversation about #AppSocial on Twitter!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Nokia. As with all sponsored posts on this site, I wouldn’t have written it if I didn’t thoroughly enjoy the product reviewed.