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3 years ago

Book your rooms with Meeting Rooms

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Book your rooms with Meeting Rooms

Here's an interesting app for your Windows Phone. Meeting Rooms is a utility that allows you to check the status of your company's meeting rooms and reserve them from your Windows Phone.

Setting up the app is a little on the hit/miss side but it appears that you'll need to configure the app to your company's server.  Then you add the meeting rooms that are available for scheduling. From there it is a simple process of finding the date and time of your meeting and seeing what rooms are available.

It's a shame this app isn't compatible with the dry-erase board that I use to reserve conference rooms. But, if you have a meeting reservation system on your company's server, Meeting Rooms might give you an advantage in locking down that conference room.

Meeting Rooms is a free application that you can find here (opens Zune) over at the Marketplace.

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3 years ago

Windows Phone ROI Calculator [Developers]

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Sheeds over at Windows Phone Down Under has developed a Windows Phone Return on Investment calculator to help developers on the financial end of app development. The calculator is used to estimate app revenue streams, for paid apps, based on a number of variables.

In a nutshell, the calculator takes into account your development costs, taxes and Microsoft's cut. Then based on different price points and monthly sales projections it will show you how many months it will take for you to break even.  According to the calculator's description,

"The calculator is an Australian tool to help calculate U.S. and Australian taxes, Microsoft's revenue share and local developer costs to develop (time and money) in order to help the Windows Phone developer determine profitability and return on investment (breakeven) for various scenarios."

Naturally, there is a disclaimer to all this. The calculator is used to estimate your returns and there is no guarantee your monthly sales will match the projections used in the calculator.  Still, it looks like a nice tool to bring the financial end of app development into focus.

You can download the Windows Phone 7 ROI Calculator here.

source: wpdownunder

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3 years ago

Mango-only LED app White Light shows us the way

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Even though devs supposedly don't have official access to the camera LED or notification APIs, that hasn't stopped developer davepermen from giving it a go. The app, White Light, uses your screen as a flashlight but also takes hold of the camera's LED flash, giving you twice the lighting power. Huzzah! Tapping the screen turns it white to black, but keeps the LED on.

We ran that app on on Samsung Focus and as can be seen above, it works like a charm. Not so much on our Dell Venue Pro though. The app is free and ad-free too. We didn't yet try it on HTC only because they already have an official LED flashlight app. Grab it right here in the Marketplace. May only work on Mango devices, but let us know in comments.

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3 years ago

Gears - App Spotlight

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Gears - App Spotlight

Gears hit the Windows Phone Marketplace a short bit ago and if you like puzzle games, you've gotta check it out.

The game premise has you completing the connection between two gears and provide power to the bronze gear. Sounds simple but you have a limited number of various sized gears to work with and at times you are required to turn the bronze gear a certain way. To add to the challenge you have this pesky little thing called gravity that won't allow you to place your connecting gears just anywhere.

The game screen has your connecting gear inventory displayed at the bottom, a reset button and your current level.  Once you accomplish connecting the two gears, you advance to the next level.

Gears has one hundred levels of play, with more on the way, and the only nit I can find with Gears is with how the levels are displayed.  As is, the screen looks crowded and you need a magnifying glass to read the numbers.

Regardless, Gears is an entertaining, addictive, well presented game. Graphics are great, sound effects nice and the game ran smoothly.

There is a free trial version available for Gears that has the first twenty levels of play available. The full version of Gears will run you $1.99 and you can download either here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.

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3 years ago

From the WPCentral forums...

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From the WPCentral forums...

This week we are talking about Mango, what’s there and more importantly what’s missing. It seems that the 500 improvements that are coming with Mango just aren’t enough. One of the biggest areas to improve upon are notifications. What are we missing? We have started a list, now tell us what you think should be done. Maybe you don’t think Mango will save Windows Phone. Are we doomed or are we just over-reacting because our personal favorite thing is missing from Mango? What will save Windows Phone? I know you have an opinion on this one, let’s hear it.

With so many webOS migrants joining the forums, "How many of y'all came from android" is what we want to know next. We also want to know who you are or if you just want to know who is hanging in the WPC forums.  In "Freaking Windows Phone 7",  this guy says Windows Phone ruined his TouchPad. How could this be?

Don’t forget to stop by our Applications and Games Spotlight forums to pick up some free apps.

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Signup and join these discussions and many others right here.

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3 years ago

For Sale: HTC Omega/Radar

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For Sale: HTC Omega/Radar

We are all expecting to see the new HTC Windows Phones, the Omega (aka Radar) and the Eternity (aka Titan) on September 1, 2011 during a public reception that will be held in various locations in Europe. Surprisingly, the Omega/Radar has been spotted on an Algerian Auction site with a price tag of 370 Euros (about $538 U.S. dollars).

Along with the description of the phone (mobile phone, white) and price tag, there were also the customary product photos. Not really much to see here beyond what the product shots that were leaked last week revealed.

One of our readers last week toss out the idea the Omega was a bottom slider. While the oddly designed bottom of the phone could be a slide out keyboard, one would suspect the auction listing would highlight that feature. The listing does note that the Omega has 8GB of storage and one picture does give some credence to a front facing camera.

The phone looks alright but I'm not sure if the white/silver color pattern is a good thing or not.

source: ouedkniss via: monwindowsphone thanks goes out to everyone who tipped us on this!

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3 years ago

gReadie goes Mango

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gReadie goes Mango

gReadie is a Google Reader client for your Windows Phone.  It's been recently updated and takes advantage of all the goodness Mango brings to the table.

For those not familiar with gReadie (pronounced greedy) the apps key features include:

  • Full sync with your Google Reader account
  • Full offline support to both read posts and perform actions on them (mark read, star, save
  • Live Tile with unread count and latest post title
  • Pin any feed or folder to your home screen, with it's own Live Tile
  • Download posts in the background when the phone is charging and on wifi to save your mobile bandwidth
  • Save posts to Read It Later, Instapaper or Pinboard with a single tap
  • Share posts with your linked social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In or Windows Live) as well as via Email or SMS with bit.ly shortening
  • Grey on black "Low Contrast" mode and adjustable font size for easy reading
  • Full SSL encryption and oAuth login, supporting two-stop authentication without providing us your email address or password
  • Manage your subscriptions and folders from within gReadie, even when offline.

For those already running gReadie on a Nodo device, you're gonna have to wait (hopefully not for too long) because you'll need Mango to run the updated version.  For those already running Mango, gReadie does have a trial version and the full version runs $1.49. You can find it here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.

source: quidsmobile  Thanks Chris!

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3 years ago

Wonder Reader gets a Mango Update

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Wonder Reader gets a Mango Update

The popular Windows Phone RSS reader, Wonder Reader, has been updated to version 2.0. The update makes the Windows Phone app compatible with Mango and includes these new features (for Mango devices):

Live Tile support: The tile will display an unread count up to 1,000 plus the latest headline and image on the back of the tile. The Wonder Reader tile is set to update every thirty minutes.

Pin feeds and categories for additional live tiles: Additional Live Tiles can be added to your Start Screen for your more frequently viewed feeds or categories. This feature is only available on the paid version.

Social Network Sharing: You can now share articles on Facebook, Twitter, Windows Live and LinkedIn.

The Wonder Reader update also supports Mango's fast app switching for instant resume. There is a fully functional trial version available for Wonder Reader (won't support the additional Live Tiles) and the paid version runs $1.99. You can find both here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.

source: Wonder Reader thanks goes out to Anthony for the tip!

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3 years ago

Windows Phone Summary of the Week: August 22-28, 2011

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Apologies for the delayed summary, August is a time for late vacations and insane traveling (coupled with awful 3G coverage in the UK - but that's a separate rant for another rainy day). It's been a busy week here at WPCentral with Windows Phone news galore. Let's begin with episode 123 of our weekly (dare I say it?) podcast. Also, WPCentral forum admin Dave Blake has rounded up the latest goings on over at our forum, be sure to check out related discussions, while our Daniel Rubino has provided a quick walk through of what you can expect in the Mango update for the WPCentral app.

Head on past the break for the full run down.

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3 years ago

Steambirds - Review

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Steambirds - Review

Steambirds has come to the Windows Phone Marketplace and if you like air combat games, you're going to want to check it out. Steambirds is a turn based, multi-level aerial combat game.

The combat view is from above and game play has a methodical touch by taking on the enemy planes one move at a time. There are multiple weapons at your disposal and a handful of aerial maneuvers that can help you take out the enemy planes.

To learn more on Steambirds, fly on past the break.

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3 years ago

WordMix - Review

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WordMix - Review

While it may make some groan, WordMix is another word game for your Windows Phone. Described as a "fun, free and challenging word puzzle game for all ages", WordMix isn't too shabby.

The goal is to create as many words as you can from six letters before the timer strikes zero. To advance to the next round of letters, you have to discover 75% of the words.

More after the break.

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3 years ago

Wonder Witches - Review

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3 years ago

First Mango camera app: Selftimer hits the Marketplace

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SelfTimer is a timed shutter release for your Windows Phone. The good thing about SelfTimer is that it is a feature many want for their Windows Phone camera to allow them to hop into the picture. The bad thing about SelfTimer is that it appears to be a Mango app.

Dan has been able to install and use Selftimer on his Mangofied Samsung Focus but it's not showing up on my Nodo Focus. The good news is that it's working as advertised on the Dan's Focus.

If you're running Mango on your Windows Phone and want to give Selftimer a try, there is a free trial version available and the full version runs $.99. You can download either here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.  I was not able to find the app from the phone's Marketplace app.

If you are able to get Selftimer up and running on your Windows Phone, let us know your impressions in the comments.  Now we just need a decent tripod for our Windows Phone.

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3 years ago

Word Arena returns to the Marketplace

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Not long ago, the Windows Phone word game Word Arena appeared in the Marketplace. Shortly thereafter, issues were raised and Word Arena was pulled while the mess was sorted out.  Apparently, the differences have been settled and Word Arena is back to being listed in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

For those not familiar, Word Arena is a Boggle-styled game where you try to create as many words as possible from a 4x4 grid of letters.  You compete against other players, online, who are searching for words from the same grid of letters.

Z-Games, the games developer, stayed busy during the down time adding a few new features to the game.  The new features on the re-released version of Word Arena include:

  • The ability to switch back and forth between the game results and your rankings after each round.
  • In-game awards (achievements) are now available to encourage players to try out all the features of the game and that will unlock certain features.

You still have the ability to chat between players and establish a friends list. The color themes are still there but you'll have earn certain awards to unlock that feature. In giving the re-release version a short test drive, Word Arena remains a stable, enjoyable, addictive game for your Windows Phone.

Word Arena is a free, ad-supported game and you can download it here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.

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