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Stroop Effect – Color Confusion Game for Windows Phone 8

Stroop Effect Screenshots

Stroop Effect Icon“In psychology, the Stroop Effect is a demonstration of interference in the reaction time of a task. When the name of a color (e.g., “blue,” “green,” or “red”) is printed in a color not denoted by the name (e.g., the word “red” printed in blue ink instead of red ink), naming the color of the word takes longer and is more prone to errors than when the color of the ink matches the name of the color. The effect is named after John Ridley Stroop who first published the effect in English in 1935.” – Wikipedia.org

Stroop Effect QRCode

The game uses speech recognition to see how you perform against the Stroop Effect. Make your way through 15 levels of increasing difficulty to see if you can beat the Stroop Effect.

This game was my submission for the DVLUP Color Confusion challenge, and I hope you enjoy it.

Please feel free to submit feedback and suggestions via the in-app links.

For more screenshots and a link to download the free version (no ads), please click here or scan the QRCode.

Ask a Wookie for Windows Phone 8 Now Available

Ask a Wookie Screenshots

Chewbacca didn’t have his fair share of dialogue in the Star Wars saga, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have a lot to say. Ask a Wookie gives him a chance to finally speak his mind. Ask him a question, and prepare to be amazed by his honest and insightful answers.

What are other customers saying about Ask a Wookie?

“Of course I trust Ask a Wookie. Chewbacca has been my most trusted friend and confidant since long before those crazy Jedi hitched a ride with us. Just a little advice: Don’t argue with him about his answers, because everyone knows it’s not wise to upset a Wookie.”
- Han Solo

“He may not have earned a medal at the Battle of Yavin, but he definitely deserves a medal for all of his great advice in Ask a Wookie. Whenever you need help, or just a hug, Chewbacca is there for you.”
- Luke Skywalker

“I love Ask a Wookie. Chewbacca may shed a lot, but he always knows the perfect thing to say. Plus, he’s a great kisser…Thanks, Han, for arranging that.”
- Princess Leia Organa

“Very wise Chewbacca is. Use Ask a Wookie often and trust his advice, you will. Miss him, I do.”
- Yoda

“It’s no secret how I feel about Wookies, but I am working on my anger issues. Ask a Wookie has helped me see that not all Wookies are mindless animals. I might even stop force choking them.”
- Anakin Skywalker AKA Darth Vader

Screaming Sheep QRCode“Chewbacca may be a an overgrown mop-head, but he really does love to help others. I suggest you use Ask a Wookie. And don’t worry, I’m pretty sure Han was only joking about Wookies pulling people’s arms out of their sockets.”
- C-3PO

“Bleep, Bleep, Bloop….whooooooaaaaa!”
- R2-D2

Please feel free to submit feedback and suggestions via the in-app links.

For more screenshots and a link to download the free version (no ads), please click here or scan the QRCode.

 

Find Me Here Now Available for Windows Phone 8

Find Me Here Screenshots

Find Me Here QRCodeFind Me Here displays your location information using the location services of your phone. You can quickly find where you are in an emergency or when just meeting with friends or family and send the location data and a map link via email, social networks, or SMS. You can even take and share a photo* of where you are to help them find you more quickly.

*Currently, photos must be shared as a separate task.

Please feel free to submit feedback and suggestions via the in-app links.

For more screenshots and a link to download the free version, please click here or scan the QRCode.

Bill Reminder Updated – Now with a Calendar Page

Bill Reminder Screenshots

**With Windows Live SkyDrive back up and restore, double-sided Live Tile, pop-up reminders, and calendar page**

If you are like me, you already use a full-featured money management program on your computer, and you don’t want to re-enter all of your financial information into a separate application on your phone or rely on email reminders to know when your bills are due. Bill Reminder was written with those problems in mind. It gives you convenient, color-coded, reminders to quickly see when your bills are due; red for past due, yellow for due today, and green for not due yet. No account numbers or amounts are required. Just enter a name, frequency, and next occurrence date, and Bill Reminder color codes and sorts your bills into the correct lists. Mark a bill as paid, and Bill Reminder automatically updates the next occurrence date, color code, and reminder lists.

Recent reviews:Bill Reminder QRCode

  • Great w8 app, latest update includes a calendar for quick view, haven’t missed a bill using it!
  • The new update is phenomenal. I love the calendar feature. Thanks.
  • This app has really helped me stay on top of my bills. Works great and the backup feature is terrific. Well worth purchasing.
  • Fantastic. Helps me avoid late fees. Thank you for live tile updates. One of my most used apps.
  • Very good app. Will definitely play a role in my journey towards debt freeeeeddddooooommmmmm!
  • I track all of my bills with this app, and have setup reminders. An absolute necessity.
  • Works great, keeps me organized on my bills, love live tile; it tells me without getting into the App when a bill is due. Love this App!!!!
  • Works great. Does a very good job of notifying you when a bill is due. The recent addition of a calendar to help you plan ahead makes it 5 stars. (An extra field to enter some details about the bill/payee would be a nice addition .)

Please feel free to submit feedback and suggestions via the in-app links.

For more screenshots and a link to download the paid or free, ad-supported version, please click here or scan the QRCode.

Screaming Sheep Now Available in the Windows Phone Store

Screaming Sheep Screenshots

Screaming Sheep QRCodeHave you heard about screaming sheep and wondered what they actually sound like? Do you want to drive your friends and family crazy or just make them laugh? If you answered yes to either question, then Screaming Sheep is for you.

This app is a social experiment/challenge for Southeast Windows Phone developers, so please rate it and let me know what you think of apps like this. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy it.

Please feel free to submit feedback and suggestions via the in-app links.

For more screenshots and a link to download the free version, please click here or scan the QRCode.

My Location for Windows Phone 8 Now Available (U.S. Only)

My Location Screenshots

My Location IconMy Location displays your location information using the location services of your phone and Nokia’s map services. You can quickly find where you are in an emergency and send location data and a map link to your current location via email or SMS.

Includes:My Location QR Code

  • Location info – latitude, longitude, and current address
  • A Nokia map to validate the accuracy of the location data
  • - AppBar buttons to quickly email or SMS your location data

** The app is available for Windows Phone 8 and is currently limited to the United States Windows Phone Store until more country locations have been tested. **

For more screenshots and a link to download the free or paid app, please click here or scan the QR code.

WinGPS Info Updated for Windows Phone 8 – Now Without Ads

WinGPS Info

WinGPS InfoWinGPS Info is a free app with no ads that displays your location information and provides a map to view the data updates in real-time and to send a map link to your current location via email or SMS.

WinGPS Info QR CodeIncludes:

  • Location info – latitude, longitude, heading, and speed
  • A Bing map (WP7) or Nokia map (WP8) to view the data updates in real-time
  • Ads have been removed for all users while remaining a free app

For more screenshots and a link to download the free app, please click here or scan the QR code.

Life Goals Free Now Available in the Marketplace

LifeGoals

WinPhone Info
Life Goals will allow you to easily track and reach your goals that can span a lifetime, as well as goals that don’t have a specific end date. Examples include eating healthy, exercising daily, and stopping smoking. When you do something positive towards your goal, tap the + button; do something negative, tap the – button.

Life Goals QR Code

Life Goals automatically keeps count and updates the background color of your goals – green: you are succeeding; yellow: you are not succeeding or failing; red: you need to work harder, because you are falling behind. See how you are doing on your goals at a glance and live a better life.

For more screenshots and a link to download the free, ad-supported version, please click here or scan the QR code.

 

WinPhone Info Redesign – Now With Connectivity Settings Live Tiles

**Now with a favorites list, category Hub Tiles, and connectivity settings Live Tiles**

WinPhone InfoWinPhone Info displays real-time info about your Windows Phone device in an easy-to-navigate, Metro-styled interface. View detailed info in the category pages, including device, memory, media, miscellaneous, network, region, sensors, and location. Tap the favorite icon next to any item to add it to the favorites list on the main page for quick viewing.

WinPhone Info also provides connectivity settings Live Tiles for airplane mode, bluetooth, cellular, and wi-fi that you can pin to your Start screen for convenient access to your phone’s settings. (A future update will include a background task to update the back side of the cellular and wi-fi Live Tiles every 30 minutes.)

Other features include sharing your location and current address via email or SMS and an email report of all data.

Features:

  • Double-sided Live Tile support when pinned to the Start screen.
  • Connectivity settings Live Tiles for quick access to your phone’s airplane mode, bluetooth, cellular, and wi-fi settings.
  • Double-sided category hub tiles.
  • Easily choose the items you want to add to the favorites list on the main page.
  • Email a report of all current data.
  • Device info – manufacturer, model, unique id, hardware and software versions, and anonymous user id.
  • Memory info – total, current usage, peak usage, and available storage.
  • Media info – artist, album, genre, playlist, song, and picture counts.
  • Misc(ellaneous) info – primary and front-facing cameras present, keyboard present and deployed, and power source.
  • Network info – cellular, data and data roaming enabled, network available, wi-fi enabled, current interface type, and connected interface list.
  • Region info – format, time zone, short and long date formats, short and long time formats, and first day of week.
  • Sensor info – supported APIs and accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and motion readings.
  • Location info – latitude, longitude, heading, speed, as well as a Bing map to view the data updates in real-time and to send a map link and address of your current location via email or SMS.

WinPhone Info QR Code**Additional information, such as battery charging status, will be included as it is made available to developers.**

For more screenshots and links to download the paid or free, ad-supported version, please click here or scan the QR code.

Bill Reminder Updated with Windows Live SkyDrive Back Up and Restore

Bill Reminder

**Now with Windows Live SkyDrive back up and restore, a double-sided Live Tile, and pop-up reminders**

If you are like me, you already use a full-featured money management program on your computer, and you don’t want to re-enter all of your financial information into a separate application on your phone or rely on email reminders to know when your bills are due.

Bill Reminder was written with those problems in mind. It gives you convenient, color-coded, reminders to quickly see when your bills are due; red for past due, yellow for due today, and green for not due yet.

Bill Reminder QRCodeNo account numbers or amounts are required. Just enter a name, frequency, and next occurrence date, and Bill Reminder color codes and sorts your bills into the correct lists. Mark a bill as paid, and Bill Reminder automatically updates the next occurrence date, color code, and reminder lists.

Thank you to WMPowerUser’s own andrewbares for his excellent SkyDrive back up sample.

For more screenshots and links to download the paid or free, ad-supported version, please click here or scan the QRCode.

Bill Reminder Updated for Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) including Double-Sided Live Tiles and Pop-Up Reminders

WinPhone Info

**Now supports double-sided Live Tiles and pop-up reminders**

If you are like me, you already use a full-featured money management program on your computer, and you don’t want to re-enter all of your financial information into a separate application on your phone or rely on email reminders to know when your bills are due.

Bill Reminder was written with those problems in mind. It gives you convenient, color-coded, reminders to quickly see when your bills are due; red for past due, yellow for due today, and green for not due yet.

No account numbers or amounts are required. Just enter a name, frequency, and next occurrence date, and Bill Reminder color codes and sorts your bills into the correct lists. Mark a bill as paid, and Bill Reminder automatically updates the next occurrence date, color code, and reminder lists.

Download for Windows Phone 7 Download for Windows Phone 7
Free, ad-supported version Paid, ad-free version

WinGPS Info Updated for Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)

WinGPS Info

WinGPS Info is a free app with no ads that displays your location information and provides a Bing map to view the data updates in real-time and to send a map link to your current location via email or SMS.

Includes:
- Location info – latitude, longitude, heading, speed, as well as a Bing map to view the data updates in real-time and to send a map link to your current location via email or SMS

Download for Windows Phone 7

If you like the features in WinGPS Info and would like to view additional information about your phone, please try WinPhone Info, which is also a free app with no ads.

Download for Windows Phone 7

WinPhone Info Updated for Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)

WinPhone Info

WinPhone Info is a free app with no ads that displays information about your Windows Phone device. It combines multiple sample applications into a single, Metro-styled interface. This new version includes information that is only available with the APIs in the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) update.

Includes:

  • Device info – uptime, manufacturer, model name, unique id, and hardware and software versions
  • Memory info – total, current usage, peak usage, and available storage
  • Media info – artist, album, genre, playlist, song, and picture counts
  • Misc(ellaneous) info – primary and front-facing cameras present, keyboard present and deployed, and power source (Note: The charging status is not available yet.)
  • Network info – cellular carrier, data and data roaming enabled, network available and enabled, wi-fi enabled, and interface type
  • Region info – format, time zone, short and long date formats, short and long time formats, and first day of week
  • Sensor info – accelerometer data, compass, gyroscope, and motion APIs supported, yaw, pitch, roll, and rotational and linear acceleration
  • Location info – latitude, longitude, heading, speed, as well as a Bing map to view the data updates in real-time

Download for Windows Phone 7