We posted yesterday that Rudy Huyn’s 3rd party Secret app is nearly ready, but it seems that was premature, as Secret has been updating their security after a recent massive security breach, which saw hackers being able to unmask any Secret poster by simply knowing their email address.
The old, vulnerable API is being retired, and it turns out the new API is a lot more difficult to reverse engineer.
Secret is of course a tiny social network, so I don’t think too many of us are waiting with bated breath, but I am sure Rudy will not take too long to sort things out.
Microsoft Mobile has updated their Motion Data app for the Nokia Lumia 930, Icon and 1520.
The app helps collect Sensorcore data and makes it available to other apps, such as Bing Health and other activity tracker apps.
Earlier this month, Kotak Securities released their Kotak Stock Trader app for Windows Phone devices. This app lets you trade, view latest quotes, track portfolio and market movements, analyse market trends, get live research calls, and do much more instantly.
With Kotak Stock Trader mobile stock trading app you can
• Trade in Stocks, Derivatives & Currency Derivatives
• Place orders. Modify or Cancel pending orders
• Check available margin in the account
• Check available funds, Order status and day’s positions
• Track Live Market movements by viewing the levels of Sensex & Nifty
• Get Market and Indices updates
• Trade in Futures & Options – Track equity and index derivatives
• Track your portfolio performance
• View Intraday Charts – Stay on top of the Nifty and Sensex Updates
• Get Customizable as well as predefined watchlists
• Get stock quotes – Live feeds ensure the fastest quotes
• Get stock tips from market experts
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.
Rudy Huyn has completed initial work on his 3rd party Secret client, 6cret.
The app will allow Windows Phone users to tap into the gossip network which is currently only available for iOS and Android users.
Rudy of course has a reputation for delivering high quality apps for 3rd party services not available for Windows Phone yet, and often when these apps do arrive on Windows Phone his apps remain superior in terms of fit, finish and features.
Wunderlist has updated their beta Windows Phone app.
The app lets you make lists, set due dates for the items, subtasks and generally project manage. Most importantly the app lets you share and synchronize lists between devices and users.
The app will also let you publish the lists to the internet, though this feature is for paying customers only.
The new update lets you pin live tiles to start screen and also fixes some bugs, including a web socket issue.
Find the real time syncing app in the Windows Phone Store here.
For those unfamiliar, see a video explaining the service after the break.
Just yesterday Spotify released an update which enabled free Spotify Radio for Windows Phone users.
Unfortunately many users were met by issues when attempting to log in, but fortunately Spotify has responded quickly by releasing an update to address the issue.
Version 18.104.22.168 can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store here.
Developers BC3 has updated their WP8.1 app Upload to Youtube, to version 2.2. The app is designed specifically for Windows Phone 8.1, and lets you pick videos not just from your camera roll, but using a file picker from anywhere on your phone (such as the Downloads folder for example).
New in this version is a significant new feature – the ability to transcode a video to higher or more importantly lower resolution before uploading. The feature is particularly important when bandwidth is low, when it may be a lot easier to upload a 100 MB 720P vs 400 MB 1080P file.
The update also brings stability improvements and improvements in link creation at YouTube.
The app is free and ad-supported (though an IAP can remove the ads) and can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store here.
Volvo has announced that all its 2015 models, available at dealers now, will come with Volvo On Call and Sensus Connect technology suites as standard, meaning much of the technology in the cards can be controlled from an app on your Windows Phone.
Volvo On Call provides Volvo owners with 24-hour roadside assistance, SOS emergency services with crash notification, and stolen vehicle tracking and when used in conjunction with the Volvo On Call smartphone app, owners can remotely keep tabs on things like fuel level or the lock status of their vehicle’s doors.
We have been expecting VideoLan’s video player VLC to hit the Windows Phone Store for some years now, and most recently by the end of August, according to a tip by ex-Microsoftie Nawzil.
We have even seen screen shots of the app (above) but it seems the app remains interminably Coming Soon.
Now Thomas Nigro, designer and developer for Videolan, has posted on twitter that there has been another delay in the development of the app.
Line messaging app has received an updated in Windows Phone Store today. This new update brings usability improvements to the sticker UI, database optimization and bug fixes and other performance improvements.
Find the full change log after the break.
Swing Copters, the successor to Flappy Birds, has just been released, but we suspect it will be a while before it hits the Windows Phone Store.
Tubecast, the full featured YouTube app for Windows Phone, which also lets you cast video and audio to your TV, either via Chromecast or DLNA has just received an update to version 22.214.171.124.
The tent-pole feature is full support for Apple Airplay, including support for passwords. The update should be perfect for mixed households, making the apps $1.99 in-app purchase price more than worth it.
See the full changelog after the break.
Secret is a new anonymous social network designed to make it easy to spill secrets without being discovered. Secrets range from the the mundane to the industrial to national security (mostly mundane however).
(An example of some Secret posts)
The app is currently not available on Windows Phone, meaning we are missing out on some of the hottest gossip, but fear not, as Rudy Huyn is ready to plug the gap.
He has started development on a Secret app for Windows Phone called 6cret, which should tap into Secret’s network.
The app is nearly complete, but has not entered beta yet, but it should not be long.
Is this an app many of our readers are waiting for? Let us know below.