Anvid Erdian, a Nokia Indonesia Product Manager, has told local publication Okezone.com that private social network Path would "… soon be present (on Windows Phone). Soon. Wait time is it.”
Okezone suggests the app will arrive in a matter of days and will join recent popular arrivals like Instagram and Vine.
The app has already been officially announced for Windows Phone as far back as August, but a release date was not announced at the time.
Anvid also said BBM may make its way to our OS, saying:
"We present the application of fame and see if the application is much in demand by the public. And we see enough fuel demand, there is likely to be present in the Windows Phone.”
In a blog post Nokia has announced that the Path app for Windows Phone will be hitting the Windows Phone Store soon.
The Facebook-like app with a maximum of 150 friends, which ensures a private experience, features free private and group messaging, and the ability to send voice, text, photos and fun expressive stickers to friends.
“We’ve designed Path specifically for your personal life and the people that matter most to you,” says Dave Morin, co-founder and CEO of Path, in an interview with Conversations.
“It’s very private and simple and we focus intensely on design and quality. We try to give you a beautiful way to capture and share those meaningful moments with your close friends and family.”
Path’s Windows Phone app will also have over 50 unique photo filters powered by Nokia’s imaging API. The filters will be exclusive to Nokia Lumia smartphones.
The app will also feature “ambient location sharing”, which automatically updates your location when traveling to a new neighbourhood or city.
“We’re a product and design-driven company just like Nokia. So we’re really excited about some of the product features that we were able to develop using Windows Phone, in particular things like Live Tiles and the ability to integrate our notifications directly into the lock screen,” Morin said.
The app is expected to be available shortly.
In Link, you link colored dots with some path elements depicted on movable tiles. To do that, drag with your finger rows or columns of tiles to align the path elements of the right color. Once you have connected all the colored dots, you won.
Link has 120 levels spread across 6 difficulty class. In trial, 40 first levels are available.
To try Link, download it from the Windows Phone Store.
To learn more about Link watch the trailer after the break.
At the Nokia Lumia 1020 unveil Nokia announced that Path was coming to Windows Phone, and the company had a version of the app already ready at a pretty advanced stage.
The app appears to offer all the features of the iOS version, and in addition offers Live Tile and Lock Screen notifications and will also support providing images for your lock screen.
The app also makes use of Nokia’s Imaging SDK, which does raise concern that the app may be a Nokia exclusive. Path did not say when the app will become available, but it will presumably be not long after the NL 1020 launches.
In an interview, Path CEO Dave Morin told AllThingsD that the company may develop a Windows Phone version of its popular social network that’s only accessible through its mobile apps, currently available on iOS and Android.
Next up are extended platform tools (Path already has a deal to get health data from Nike), smarter friend-request filtering, and perhaps a Windows Phone app, Morin said.
With a user base of about 2 million people, Path certainly is not comparable to Facebook or Twitter. However, it is extremely popular with the tech crowd, and features an exceptionally well designed UI with lots of attention to detail â€“ having used it myself, I can attest to that. For instance, when scrolling through your feed, there’s a small clock, with the clock hands rotating to show the time a particular entry was posted.
Similar to Instagram, it’s the kind of application that, if ported to Windows Phone, would give Microsoft’s new platform a lot of credibility with tech bloggers.
Furthermore, it would be very interesting to see how its UI, which heavily relies on drop shadows and other faux-3D effects, can translate to the minimalistic Metro design language of Windows Phone. While its marketplace already boasts over 60,000 applications, fewer of them are designed by professional designers than those on, say, iOS. A company with such proven design skills should be able to push the boundaries on Metro, thus inspiring more awesome and differentiated Windows Phone apps.
Read the full interview on AllThingsD.