In case you hadn’t noticed, Microsoft is really pushing to make Windows Phones a hit. The 7.8 operating system certainly helps—with a customized Start screen that lets you resize your Live Tiles, 20 different colors to choose from and a new lock screen from Bing every day. But consumers really care about apps, and Microsoft has made pretty good progress in the last year. The Windows Phone Marketplace more than doubled in 2012, and is looking to grow even more in 2013.
Whether you just bought a Windows Phone or are thinking of getting one, these are the top 25 apps to get.
Attempting to give you a digital experience every time you check your weather app as opposed to just scanning over the temperature then exiting out, Amazing Weather HD gives users dynamic lock screen and mix-and-match live tiles, along with live HD animations for maximum weather details on 7 day overviews, hourly data, charts, warnings, satellite images, detailed forecasts and GPS live tiles. Users can choose up to 9 different tiles in 3 different sizes, so no Amazing Weather HD user's interface will look the same.