glƏƏk! for Windows Phone updated for Windows Phone 8

It's one of the most popular third party Twitter clients for Windows Phone and today the developers of the app glƏƏk! have released a new version for WP8. The app costs $1.99 to download but a free trial version is also available.

The app, created by Liquid Daffodil, has added some new features that can be used just by Windows Phone 8 users. One of the big new additions is the ability to use voice recognition from within the app in order to compose and send out messages and replies. Another new feature will allow smartphone owners to set up glƏƏk! to place high resolution wallpapers that will be displayed daily on their phone's lock screen.

The official glƏƏk Twitter account has been in use since the app was released and the developers have been offering up some quick support for those folks who are updating from the old Windows Phone 7.5 version to the new Windows Phone 8 app. One message states, "If you 'own' the app by using the Magic Hashtag, and WP8 update says you're 'expired', email us and we'll reset you." The team also suggests a complete uninstall and reinstall if users are having issues saving their preferences.

The team will also be adding more languages for the new voice recognition feature in the future, saying, "If you want to help us implement Speech for your language of choice email us ASAP before we submit next update!" The team has already released a version of glƏƏk! for Windows 8/RT.

Source: Windows Phone Store | Image via Liquid Daffodil

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BTW, the reason there is no Trial for glƏƏk! and Cowlick! is due to some security flaws with cracking Trials for Windows 8 at the moment. Both apps had 7-day Trial for a period of time, but had to be removed for the time being.

We understand that some folks like to see things (letters, images, whatever) a certain way, but hard to argue with the numbers. glƏƏk! (and it's step-child) Cowlick! together are consistently the most downloaded and often the highest rated Twitter apps in most regions, even though they rarely get the "overt" advertising of Microsoft like other apps. Fans love them, and they're top-notch. There will always be folks who hate a name, or an image, or a design, but we think the fact that glƏƏk! took high honors ins Best User Experience of 2012 says a lot.

How's this app on Windows 8? It looks a bit more full featured than the other Twitter clients, but I'm bummed that there's no trial for it.

I'll definitely give this version a shot whenever I get my Lumia in the mail.

Again WP 7.5 users get the shaft... What is the latest app... Macy's... What joke... glëêk a great app by the way...

Perhaps I'm being too picky, but the upside down e bothers me. Not just because it's upside down, because it's also an inconsistent size as well.

Nah, it bothers me too. I seem to be finding that with a lot of Windows Phone apps that try to look distinguished. They look different, but they also kind of look wrong.

Panda X said,
PƏrhaps I'm bƏing too picky, but thƏ upsidƏ down Ə bothƏrs mƏ. Not just bƏcausƏ it's upsidƏ down, bƏcausƏ it's also an inconsistƏnt sizƏ as wƏll.

I sƏƏ what you mƏan.

Panda X said,
Perhaps I'm being too picky, but the upside down e bothers me. Not just because it's upside down, because it's also an inconsistent size as well.

Seems like they had a branding crisis, the name 'Gleek' sucks as well, isn't that the word associated to someone who is a big fan of Glee? and then what's with the random circles, what's the relevance of those? fail