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Dead or Alive

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QR CodeDead or Alive v1.0 Fun App For All AgesOk you are sitting around with some friends and the discussion turn to is ‘famous person’ dead or alive – well wonder no more. Pull out this app and do a lookup.Maybe you are wondering who was born on this day or who died on this day – look no further this app may have the info you need.What to know who is having a birthday on this day – you guessed it try this app

Features:

  • Look up by surname
  • List by birthday on today’s date
  • Died on this date
  • Born on this date

Fun app and Free – now that is a dealThe Kenga Team… (www.facebook.com/KGapps)

Install DeadorAlive here

my Private Safe for Windows Phone

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myPRIVATE SAFE v1.1 for Windows Phone 8v1.1 contains a Picture Safe. You want to take a picture of something you want to keep private e.g. a document or computer screen or whatever you need.

The app allows you to use the camera or phone photo library to select a picture. Once you have the picture in the Private Safe you can delete it from the public areas of the phone. If needed you can export the picture out of the safe back to the public area of the phone.Some sites what you to make passwords that meet their complexity rules and this app can mimic them and create just the password you need.

Have you ever been frustrated trying to think up a password with complex requirements – we have! This app is designed to keep a secure list of sites, username and related passwords. But it does not stop there!This app is useful for

  • Store you sites, usernames and password behind a password protected app
  • Use the app to generate passwords for you based on various site requirements
  • Ability to text or email individual account details
  • Search your list of accounts
  • Edit and delete accounts
  • Export all account entries as an xml document – helpful to have a back up
  • Import the exported xml document – copy from email and paste into the app. Great for rebuilding an app after reinstallation or setting up a new phone
  • V1.1 Import pictures from phone picture gallery
  • V1.1 Capture pictures via camera
  • V1.1 Export pictures back to save picture in the more public are of the phoneWe think this app will match and out feature a number of apps that charge you $s ouch.We are open to more features based on your feedback.The KENGA Team… (www.facebook.com/KGapps)Install myPrivate Safe here.

Taxi Fare Estimate v1.0 for Windows Phone 8

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Taxi Fare Estimate v1.0 for Windows Phone 8 takes the guess work out of estimating a cost of taking a taxi in a new country, new city. Don’t be caught out not having an estimate of a taxi fare again for the cities covered by ‘Taxi Fare Estimate’.If you have to estimate travel expenses before a trip to be sure you are covered this app is just want you need.Maybe you want to be sure the estimate a taxi driver is giving you is in the ball park.This app is useful for

  • Estimating fares
  • Getting the name and phone numbers of taxi companies and launching a call
  • Building an adhoc fare calculator for cities not coveredCovers
  • Most major US cities
  • Many major Canadian cities
  • Many major capitals around the worldThis app also feature voice controls – Hold down the home button (middle button on the bottom of the phone):
  • Say – ‘taxi fare go’ or ‘taxi fare get fare’- to be taken to the fare estimator page
  • Say – ‘taxi fare cabs’ – to be taken to the page that looks up cab companies in your area

This is a great traveller’s companion – and FREE – now how cool is that?The GJSALOT Team… (www.facebook.com/KGapps).

Install Taxi Fare Estimates here

URL Short will shorten your URLs on your Windows Phone

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URL Short v1.0  is not just for geeks – we all need it. How many times have you been sent a long web address like http://www.thisisanaddress.com/~lkajfkll/?iouuwerwer?:/more.xyz who can remember that? What if you could use this handy app to turn that into “gjs.me/?a” – easy to remember, easy to share and cool.

This URL (web address) service is unique to Windows Phone – where all the best services are. Only Windows Phone users have access to this URL.

Features:

  • Use copy and paste features of your phone to grab and insert URLs
  • Create short URLs
  • URLs never repeat – if you enter a URL that has been created you will receive the original short URL back
  • Share URL links to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn depending on the services you use on your phone
  • Share via SMS/Text and Email

Download this handy tool and never be stuck for a short URL – Oh this app is FreeThe GJSALOT Team… (www.facebook.com/KGapps).
Install URL Short from the Windows Phone Store here.

Winner of Microsoft Build 2012 HackaThon, Social Squares, now in the Windows Phone Store

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This is a great game built off your Facebook friends. It was the winning Windows Phone 8 at Microsoft Build HackaThon this past October – they judges said that they could not put it down.

This app runs on both Windows Phone 7 and Phone 8 – on phone 8 NFC is enabled to allow two people to challenge scores etc.

Social Squares v1.0 – Winner Microsoft Build 2012 HackaThon

Turn your social network into a fast and fun game with Social Squares. This Hollywood Squares style game test how well you really know your friends by bringing together your friends Facebook data.

On initial launch of the game the player is asked to login using their Facebook account. Once this login succeeds their friend’s data is pulled down to the phone to be used in game play. The app allows the player to refresh the data from time to time. Additionally, the app allows the player to log out and allows another player to log into the game.

The game supports 3 levels – easy, medium and hard. Easy level presents 2 possible answers, medium presents 4 possible answers and hard level presents 6 possible answers.

Starting a new game presents a tile of nine squares arranged 3 x 3 which shows the pictures and the names of 9 randomly selected friends. The player using windows phone 8 can shake the phone before the games starts to have a new random group of friends presented. The player is prompted to select a square (friend) and a question is posed with a set of possible answers presented. The number of questions presented depends on the level of play. Once the player picks an answer an animated “O” or “X” fly’s onto the friend square. The round continues until the player has answered all 9 questions. During the game the players can leave the game and pick up where they left off when they re-enter the game.

Features:

  • Facebook Friends
  • Multiple Levels – easy, medium and hard
  • High Scores
  • Sharing to Facebook
  • For Windows Phone 8 user – challenge other players by tapping the back of their phones together
  • Real –time support questions and FAQs

Seriously this is a fun game that really gives tests your knowledge of your friends. Where else can you have thsi much fun for 99c?

The GJSALOT Team… (www.facebook.com/KGapps)

Install Social Squares here

Big Bang Guide for Windows Phone

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Big Bang (Theory) Guide v1.0 This app helps you stay connected to the TV show Big Bang Theory.

  • Bored – then pull out the app and check out the latest clips – updated on a regular basis.
  • Need to fill in some time – the videos in this app are for you
  • Want more of Sheldon and Penny the check out the videos
  • Like to view show gems – then fire up the app, sit back and laugh as you watch the clips
  • What to discuss Big Bang Theory with other app user then use the real-time chat service embedded in the app.
  • Trip and mileage logging

You know you want it – well download this free app The GJSALOT Team… (www.facebook.com/KGapps) Install Big Bang Guide here

No Smokes 4 Me – The app to help you stop smoking for good

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Many people decide to quit smoking and there are lots of tools out there. This app brings together a number tools into one place for easy reference.

Features:

  • Great tips to help get started on your journey to becoming a non-smoker
  • YouTube video feeds that are updated from time to time
  • Web resources that are updated
  • LIVE CHATTING SERVICE

A neat feature of this app is that sometimes you just need to chat to someone to give you support, share ideas tip etc. Well this app includes a live chat feature where you can chat with other folks reaching for your same goals wherever they are in the world any time night and day.

This is a free app that the developers hope can be an extra tool in your arsenal to help you succeed in becoming a life-long non-smoker.

GoGoAnnaGo

Install No Smokes 4 Me here

Road Trip updated to v2.2

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Still one of the highest ranking apps in the India Market – Travel and Navigation section and often number 1 in Travel Tools sub category, this app is not aimed at India and has equal appeal in any country. It has had two major updates in recent months as it continues to grow in popularity

V2.1 added Live Chatting and an optimized message length for tweets.

V2.2 fixed issues with metric conversions in some counties. However the major enhancement was to include a car comparing tool that allow a user to enter details of two different cars and compare they fuel performance – really helpful if you are look to buy a car and you want to really see the difference. In addition to allowing the user to enter car fuel performance they can select from a large data base based on the USA EPA ratings – cool info.

This is our second most popular app and in India it is our most app popular by far. We have been really impressed with the pickup and frequent use of this app in India. However, we have seen strong support for this app across all the major markets. This is an app that is true to the idea that a good mobile app concentrates on a single task / function and does it well. Based on user feedback we think it meets that objective.
Road Trip v2.0
V2.0 – Major overhaul of the app based on your feedback.

Now included Facebook and other social network status updates. The logs / map section now provides turn by turn directions to the logged fill station..

Road Trip v2.0 Taking a Road Trip or simply what to track your fuel usage – then this application is for you. Trip Details allows you to the get current fuel price based on location (North America only), capture the details of each refueling, store the location of the fuel fill up, create a log of all fill ups for the trip(s), show the location of any fill up on a map (if you enable location services) and email the fill up details of any log entry. Features Include:-enter trip details-capture a log of each fill up-look the average gas / diesel price based on your current location-convert between US Gals, Litres & Imperial Gals You can also use this application to calculate fuel usage for a vehicle by selecting trip details and putting in your values.

Features

  • Live In-App Chatting
  • Car Comparisions to help buying decisions
  • WP7 Social Network status updates
  • Turn by turn directions
  • Fuel calculations
  • Trip and mileage logging
  • Average Gas / Diesel Price lookup in North America

Oh and its free

Even though we have just updated this app we are working on an update. We really want your feedback so that we can make the improvements that work for you.

The KENGA Team… (www.kenga.ca)

Install Road Trip here

Road Trip v2.0 now in Marketplace

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Road Trip v2.0 Taking a Road Trip or simply what to track your fuel usage – then this application is for you. Trip Details allows you to the get current fuel price based on location (North America only), capture the details of each refueling, store the location of the fuel fill up, create a log of all fill ups for the trip(s), show the location of any fill up on a map (if you enable location services) and email the fill up details of any log entry.

Features Include:-enter trip details-capture a log of each fill up-look the average gas / diesel price based on your current location-convert between US Gals, Litres & Imperial Gals You can also use this application to calculate fuel usage for a vehicle by selecting trip details and putting in your values.

Features

  • WP7 Social Network status updates
  • Turn by turn directions
  • Fuel calculations
  • Trip and mileage logging
  • Average Gas / Diesel Price lookup in North America

This is our second most popular app and in India it is our most app popular by far. We have been really impressed with the pickup and frequent use of this app in India. However, we have seen strong support for this app across all the major markets. This is an app that is true to the idea that a good mobile app concentrates on a single task / function and does it well. Based on user feedback we think it meets that objective.

V2.0  is a major overhaul of the app based on your feedback.

Now included Facebook and other social network status updates. The logs / map section now provides turn by turn directions to the logged fill station..

Oh and its free

Even though we have just updated this app we are working on an update. We really want your feedback so that we can make the improvements that work for you.

The KENGA Team… (www.kenga.ca)

Install Road Trip here

AllCricket for Windows Phone

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All Cricket v1.0

Features

  • Setup and Manage Cricket League
  • Live Scores
  • Twitter Treads as games progress
  • YouTube Channels for all cricket news
  • Social Media Updates
  • League team and player stats
  • quick run rate calculator

Ok this is the Cricket App you have been waiting for!

Do you want an app to manage your cricket league games? Do you play weekend cricket? Do you want to have a full scoring page that understands the rules of cricket? Do you want track players and their stats? Track teams and stats; get a history of all games played? Do you want to share status of saved matches to your Social Media Networks? Then this is the app you need.

Do you follow international cricket? Do you want access to a wide range of current YouTube cricket channels right from the app? Do you want to follow the twitter feeds of major world teams? Then this app is for you.

Do you want to get real time scores of all international teams and UK County team? Then this app is the one.

Do want to have a quick Run Rate calculate to use as you watch the 2nd innings of a limited over game? Well you need this app.

On the About page you will find a good set of Rules of Cricket to help settle disputes.

Even though we have just released this app we are working on an update. We really want your feedback so that we can make the improvements that work for you.

The KENGA Team… (www.kenga.ca)

Install AllCricket here

LiveCricketScores

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LiveCricketScore v1.0

This app is filled with easy to access Live Cricket Scores for International Teams and English County cricket teams. You can see all games in progress of just a game of interest.

Visit the YouTube Channels to see feeds from major cricket nations and a full range of world cricket news.

The twitter feeds also brings in real time Twitter conversations e.g. IPL games as they progress and other international teams.

This is a handy quick reference app for Cricket – oh and it is free.

If you like Cricket you need this app.

KENGA does not store or share any User Information nor do they store or share any Location Data

Get LiveCricketScore Here

DineSafe Toronto now available for Windows Phone 7

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This simple app lets you search for a food or drink establishment in Toronto and gives you the latest health and safety inspection results. Inspection results include: Pass, Conditional Pass, Fail. You will see the specific details associated with the inspection if it is not a pass, how it was resolved, and what action was taken.

Also a great app to find fine dining establishments near you.

This database runs off a web service that is update bi-weekly.

imageThe data in this application is from the City of Toronto Datasets licensed under Open Data Licence for City of Toronto Datasets.

GJSAPPS does not store or share any User Information nor do they store or share any Location Data

DineSafe Toronto is free and can be found in Marketplace here.

Check Out Other GJSAPPS Apps

Our Brisbane for Windows Phone

The idea behind the app is to provide the user a sense of Brisbane around them and to give them guided access to places of interest. Using the Windows Phones 7 GPS all data sets are presented to the user presorted based on the distance of the user to the place of interest. Each data set that contains location information provides a small map that shows their location and the place of interest with the added ability of the user to seek “turn by turn” navigation option at the tap of a button. The directions can be optimized for driving or walking. Most data sets allow the user to save Favorites and quickly navigate to them from wherever they are.

We have been careful to show “Accessibility” as it relates to all data sets and in addition have dedicated a page that allows a user to look up all know accessibility information and rating for a full range of Brisbane services e.g. Business, Education, Shopping, Community, transportation and much more. We think this will help someone with accessibility needs make informed decisions before accessing Brisbane services or locations etc.

This app is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to explore Brisbane Australia. It uses an extensive Brisbane data set provided data.gov.au.

The app presents data based on your location or from the Brisbane CBD if you don’t allow location. You will find all the lists of data sort by distance from you.

The data set includes

  • Ferry timetables and bus stop locations
  • Free Wi-Fi spots

Public Toilets

  • Sport and recreation
  • Parks, playgrounds, dog parks
  • Libraries
  • Cemeteries – heritage and current
  • Accessibility Information through most sections
  • Weather
  • Parking, no-Parking and Loading Zones
  • Maps and turn by turn driving and walking instruction
  • Many set of Live data feeds
  • Set Favorites
  • And more…

Truly if you live In Brisbane, plan to visit Brisbane or are just plan curious about Brisbane you need this free app.

“Our Brisbane” is both a wonderful city and a wonderful app.

See some screen shots after the break.

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