Category Archives: Apps

Airtel Money app for Windows Phone released

The app gap has closed a bit more, as the Airtel Money app has just showed up in the Windows Phone Store.

The app can be used to recharge prepaid mobile numbers, pay electricity bills, Airtel landline bills, recharge DTH or datacards, transfer money, and more.

Read the app description after the break.

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Status Tiles: Manage your connectivity settings

Status Tiles

Status Tiles lets you pin the shortcuts for settings to the Start screen. The pinned tiles show the live status of the respective settings. (Green Bar – Enabled, Gray Bar – Disabled)

Tiles Included

• Flight Mode
• WiFi
• Bluetooth
• Location
• Mobile Network
• Screen Rotation
• Battery Saver
• Assistive Light (Flashlight)
• Music Stop

This is the only app that uses official icons designed by Microsoft. Fast, simple and fully consistent with the style of Windows Phone.

Status Tiles is available for $1 and has been downloaded 100K times with 4.6 average rating. Head on to Windows Phone Store to download Status Tiles!

Bollywood Hungama Releases Its Updated App For Windows Phone Devices

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Bollywood Hungama has now released an updated app for Windows Phone devices in Windows Phone Store. Bollywood Hungama originally released their app in Windows Phone Store back in 2011 and it didn’t receive any major update since then. It’s good to see them releasing a new revamped app.

Live Bollywood ? Love Bollywood ? then look no more. BollywoodHungama.com , The worlds most widely read Bollywood daily now presents the tinsel towns most happening and glamorous events, news and more on a app in your phone. Get behind the scenes or visit the most happening parties with all the stars at all the times. Get to know what’s running at the box office and how is faring through the reviews section in the app which brings you the most accurate and trusted reviews of movies. Listen to the latest music launches from the jukebox and what’s more, just follow your favorite stars on their twitter timelines.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Amazon Kindle app for Windows Phone updated

It does not happen often, but after some months the Amazon Kindle app for Windows Phone had seen a minor update.

New in version 2.0.0.6 is a fix for the stuck loading screen and also a fix for the app crashing on start up.

imageThe app of course continues to provide access to more than 1 million kindle books, will sync your reading position via whispernet with our PC and Kindle tablet, and also provide access to both free and paid books.

The updated client can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

No space to store music on Windows Phone? Style Jukebox has the solution.

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There is no such thing as too much space when it comes to our smartphones. No matter how many awesome features my new Nokia Lumia 920 has, its 32 GB of storage space are just too easy to fill up with apps, music and photos.

Like any avid music listener I have a large album collection of my favorite singers, musicians and bands, but I find it very hard to keep my music on my Windows Phone, especially because of the limited storage space capacity.

Style Jukebox is the easiest solution for any music junkie that doesn’t have enough space to keep  all his music storage on his/her phone.

Style Jukebox is essentially an online storage platform designed around music. To create an account and upload your music to the service you must download the Windows app. Your music will be automatically synced with the Cloud anytime you make changes.

Automatic import of music from Dropbox and SkyDrive is also available. Once uploaded, your music can be accessed by you just about anywhere.

When you launch the app, the first thing you’ll notice is that all the music you have uploaded is already made available to you by the app. You can view it by songs, albums, artists or playlists. Playback begins near-instantaneously over both 3G/4G or Wi-Fi connections.

One of the best things about Style Jukebox is that all apps are designed to deliver incredible sound quality. Audio streamed smoothly and the quality is excellent. This is because all songs are streamed at their original quality.

There are also some other handy settings offered by Style Jukebox. One such feature is limiting the app to run only on Wi-Fi networks to save cellular data or adding songs to a queue to instantly change the playback order.

Should you be using Style Jukebox?

Style Jukebox is a free, simple and effective way to listen to your music anywhere. Hi-Fi sound quality, cross-platform availability and ease of use make it to outperform similar music apps.

Features

• Upload up to 1,000 songs for free
• All your music and playlists are automatically synced
• Stream your music over 2G/3G/4G/Wi-Fi
• Download songs on your phone for offline playback or reduce data plan usage
• Available in English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Romanian and Bulgarian
• Live tiles with album art
• Create temporary song queue
• Log in with Facebook

Download Style Jukebox from Windows Phone Store.

Visit developer’s site for the Windows PC version.

Do you use a cloud music service? Let me know below!

Podcast Lounge updated with Pinnable smart playlists

Podcast Lounge is one of the best Podcast apps on Windows phone, and is most famous for being extremely reliable about downloading podcasts, unlike other apps which may sometimes leave you unexpectedly with nothing to listen to.

The developer recently introduced configurable smart playlists, and have now in version 2.1.0.1 made those playlists pinnable.

Some of the pre-installed smart playlists include Whats New from today and Yesterday and Unfinished delights.

The app now also includes a sleep timer and many other features.

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The app otherwise supports scrubbing audio and video podcasts, remembers your playback position, is fully integrated with the music and video hub and backs up to OneDrive.

Podcast lounge can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Agile Metronome is Back – and Amazingly Accurate

Almost three years ago I published my first Windows Phone 7.0 app – Agile Metronome. It was one of the first metronomes on the platform and quickly became the most downloaded one. It had two nice – while not very metro – graphical themes, ability to set the tempo by tapping on the circle and was reasonably accurate.

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Then something had happened – Microsoft released Windows Phone 7.5 aka Mango. It was a legendary system update with great new features, but at the same time it broke both my popular apps – Accurate Tuner and Agile Metronome. I‘ve resolved the more pressing Accurate Tuner issue and described it on my blog (part 1, part 2), but the metronome was broken too. Distribution of system events in Mango was less regular and predictable than in WP 7.0 and the metronome started to tick irregularly.

I wasn’t able to dedicate time to fix it back then, so the metronome started to accumulate low-star reviews and after some time I pulled it from the Marketplace.

Now, it’s back! Last week, Microsoft chose Accurate Tuner Pro for Red Stripe Deals and it motivated me to revamp the internals of Agile Metronome. I haven’t make changes to its design yet and I agree that it is not modern at all. But it’s very accurate now – probably the most accurate metronome in the Store.

Agile Metronome DownloadDespite the heavy animations, it approaches 0.001 sec. accuracy on faster WP 8.0 multi-core devices. Its accuracy on single-core WP 7.8 devices is less stellar, but it is still usable. Just the first generation WP 7.0 devices with 1.0 GHz Snappdragon S1 with Scorpion core and Adreno 200 (Samsung Focus anyone?) and Lumia 610 may stumble.

In the coming weeks I plan to add simpler, more battery-friendly and more mature graphic themes, in addition to other improvements.

Agile Metronome Beta was among the first apps using AdDuplex network:

Agile Metronome Beta was among the first apps using AdDuplex network

Get Agile Metronome from the Store for free.

Blue Skies – Dark Sky Client for Windows Phone

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You may have heard of the highly popular hyper-local weather app for the iPhone known as Dark Sky.  You no longer have to be envious of your iPhone friends since the new app Blue Sky uses the same information as the Dark Sky app to tell you up to the minute if it will rain or snow in the next hour.  Unlike the Dark Sky app, Blue Skies brings the weather to your homescreen using the Windows Phone live tile capabilities.

These are some of the additional features found in the app:

  • summary of next hour
  • summary of next 24 hours
  • 12 hour forecast
  • 5 day forecast
  • Detailed weather information including: precipitation, humidity, sunrise, sunset
  • Displays severe weather warnings and advisories
  • Live tile with small, medium, and wide tile sizes
  • Choose the live tile update frequency to reduce battery consumption
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Beautifully designed

QRCodeBlue Skies is free until May 1st so grab it while it’s hot!  After May 1st there will be a nearly fully featured trial version which will not have live tile capabilities.  You will be able to get the app with live tiles for $1.29.

Check it out for yourself at www.windowsphone.com.  Stay tuned, there are plans for future updates to bring feature parity with the official Dark Sky app.

Official CBS Sports app for Windows Phone updated with video feed fix

The official CBS Interactive Sports app for Windows Phone has been updated to version 2.4.0.0.

The app provides access to scores as they happen, stats, and news for all major sports, and allows users to follow live action with GameTrackers, scoreboards, and box scores.

The app also supports changing Lock screen wallpapers and Live Tiles, which lets you pin a game to your Start screen and get push notification updates without having to open the app.

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  • Fixes issue with Video feeds
  • MLS and EPL Soccer
  • Team pages: Schedules, Tweets, Stats, and Roster
  • My Teams Scores and News
  • Improved league and conference management
  • Bug fixes

The free app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Pigs Can’t Fly

“And this little piggy went to Hell!”

Pig had the misfortune of crash landing he’s angel bacon behind in Hell. Now trapped in the place of pain and suffering he must escape this place of doom & gloom avoiding the deadly traps, hazards & demon monsters that lurk the fiery underworld.

- Help our unlikely hero escape with Addictive & Challenging gameplay.
- Fly your way through 4 Acts, totalling 80 Levels.
- Avoid hazards & monsters as make your escape.
- Collect the hard to reach Stars to Unlock Character Skins.
- No IAP Purchases – You only pay to Unlock the game.

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Endomondo acknowledges strong windows Phone growth with updated app

Endomondo, the sports tracking app company with more than 23 million users,  today announced a major update for their Windows Phone app.

After nearly a year, the new version of the app offers greater app stability and a new look and feel that creates a cleaner, streamlined presentation with new icons and styles for menu pages.

Users will also see that WP8 Maps replaced Bing Maps for tracking routes, and WP8 Text-to-Speech functionality in English has been integrated into the app’s audio coach.

Multiple synchronization upgrades have also been made to the Windows Phone app. A history of workouts can now be downloaded from Endomondo servers to smartphones, and specific workouts can be deleted if desired. The app’s Facebook integration now has easy, single sign-in access to support the sharing of workouts, and older fitness activities can be loaded into news feeds.

Mette Lykke, Endomondo’s CEO, said the changes made available this week form a solid base for developers to add the features many fans have been requesting at Endomondo’s blog. “Endomondo’s intent is to build an app for Windows Phone that rivals features available to iOS and Android users,” Lykke said. “We will not be able to add all desired features at once, but our users should see updates throughout 2014 that prove we have not forgotten Windows Phone users and know the platform continues to show strong growth.”

The app features:

  • Track almost any distance-based sport including duration, speed, distance, calories and more
  • Get audio feedback for every mile/km
  • Enter indoor workouts manually
  • Keep a full training diary
  • View daily training volume
  • Analyze performance like split times for each workout
  • Set a workout goal and let our audio coach help you reach it
  • Receive (and send) real-time audio pep talks from friends
  • Check out the news feed to comment on friends’ progress
  • Race against a friend’s personal best performance
  • Share results and workouts on Facebook

imageAll your data is automatically sent directly to your profile on www.endomondo.com. There you can analyze your data, deep dive into your stats, track your progress, and interact and compete with people all around the world.

The free app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Boxcryptor keeps prying eyes from your OneDrive, now available for Windows Phone

We have posted before about BoxCryptor, a service with which you can encrypt your files before uploading them to Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and many other providers. Your cloud provider only receives encrypted files and you keep control of your data.

The app for accessing the service on your phone is now available for Windows Phone and features:

  • Supports most cloud storage providers like Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. See below for a complete list of supported providers
  • Access your encrypted files (documents, photos, music, etc.) in your cloud anytime and have your sensitive files always with you
  • Encryption and decryption is done directly on your device – your password is never transmitted
  • Secure file encryption using the AES-256 standard
  • Boxcryptor Unlimited users can also use filename encryption

The Boxcryptor Company Package offers additional features for businesses:

  • Use a master key to be able to decrypt every employee’s files
  • Set policies to enforce rules
  • Central user management and billing

imageList of supported storage providers:
Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Box.net, SugarSync, Egnyte, Strato HiDrive, Telekom Cloud, Cubby, GMX MediaCenter, Web.de Smartdrive, Livedrive, Yandex Disk, CloudSafe and others using WebDAV.

Find the app for free in the Windows Phone Store here.