Windows Phone 7.8 and 8.0 to feature app Share option

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 may feature a new share option for apps in the program list according to reports.

WPCentral says that when you press and hold on any third party app in the program list you will now be given the option to Share. While it doesn't work when clicked in the Windows Phone 7.8 OS ROM they have, it will likely display places you can share the Windows Store application link to, such as Twitter, Facebook , email, and SMS. 

While not a huge deal, it's still a nice little feature that even last generation Windows Phone users will get, on top of the new customisable home screen.

Source: WPCentral

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Um. Just to clarify this.

WP7 already does this when you access the App in the Market on the Phone, there is a big SHARE button, and upon hitting it, you can send a link via Facebook, Messenger, or Email.

So this leaves this story a bit flat, with this exception.

1) The author doesn't realize it already exists in WP7 today, and that is why the assumption of sending a link via Facebook.

2) Trom the App list, instead of the market, you can access the 'Share' on the popup menu.

However, the real story has already been talked about.

This is about sharing Apps and information between users and Windows 8 using NFC and other mechanism in one sharing model.

So tapping your phone to your Windows 8 PC, should throw the App and current content to Windows 8 PC if the App exists. So if you watching a Youtube video, you could tap your phone to your PC and it would install the Youtube App and start playing the same video where you paused in on the Phone, and vise versa.

With Windows Phone 7.8, this won't be via NFC, but other mechanisms like a trusted message or link through your Microsoft account, etc.

Ok and what else will Windows Phone 7.8 owners get besides 2 pieces of candy? I have a few features I would like to see us get that doesn't have sh*t to do with hardware (Microsoft's excuse) features.

bobbba said,
Ooooh wow!

Bet those wp7 owners are really glad they won't be missing out on this one...

Except careful reading of the article and title of the article shows they will get it.

You can show friends where you downloaded an app by sharing the Marketplace link. Isn't that just amazing?

.Neo said,
You can show friends where you downloaded an app by sharing the Marketplace link. Isn't that just amazing?

Totally.

I see this option in the market place after every install. I've never used it because, you know, nobody ****ing cares about the 10th weather app that I've tried out this week.

.Neo said,
You can show friends where you downloaded an app by sharing the Marketplace link. Isn't that just amazing?

RTFA, that was an assumption made by the author yet you try to pass it as fact. For all we know it will be used to share apps via NFC.

.Neo said,
You can show friends where you downloaded an app by sharing the Marketplace link. Isn't that just amazing?

You have no idea whether that is the feature or not. You're just guessing, like the author of the article did. We should wait to see how powerful this feature actually is and what it actually does.

I wish they did a feature that when you need to reset your phone, it will automate add all the apps you had save and the data that came with it. Would save a lot of time and game play by doing that.

I think something like this will be possible, since I think it exists in Windows 8.

The problem is, there is a...type...of person who will be extremely vocal about the evils of associating all of that third-party application data with a Microsoft account.

Joshie said,
I think something like this will be possible, since I think it exists in Windows 8.

The problem is, there is a...type...of person who will be extremely vocal about the evils of associating all of that third-party application data with a Microsoft account.


a full list of all apps you've ever installed exists on the website, you can click a reinstall link and the app is sent to your phone. All they need to do is add a button to reinstall all, or add a multiselect list style (check boxes) then a 'install all selected' link.

duddit2 said,

a full list of all apps you've ever installed exists on the website, you can click a reinstall link and the app is sent to your phone. All they need to do is add a button to reinstall all, or add a multiselect list style (check boxes) then a 'install all selected' link.

I don't know anything about that. I just know what happened when I did my second clean install of Windows 8 and logged into my Live account--apps that were installed on the previous install started to re-download.

I never liked the functionality, personally. I hated it with a passion on Android handsets, and would prefer something, honestly, a little more Steam-like: just save my app data to the cloud and install it when I choose to install the app itself.

Joshie said,

I don't know anything about that. I just know what happened when I did my second clean install of Windows 8 and logged into my Live account--apps that were installed on the previous install started to re-download.

I never liked the functionality, personally. I hated it with a passion on Android handsets, and would prefer something, honestly, a little more Steam-like: just save my app data to the cloud and install it when I choose to install the app itself.

Go to http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb
sign in with windows live ID
This is where you can find your phone, make it ring (even if on silent), lock it, reset it (if stolen).
Click your name on the left then purchase history in the drop down - all apps show here.
https://skydrive.live.com/redi...uthkey=!AGohjwnd35pEO8c

Detection said,
3rd party apps ? Are we getting the Android Equivalent of being able to install non-market apps ?

Amm nop.

3rd party apps = apps not made by Microsoft

Detection said,
3rd party apps ? Are we getting the Android Equivalent of being able to install non-market apps ?

No, 3rd party apps, as in not already installed on the device (ones made by microsoft).