We were tipped about a highly recommended Dilbert app over at the Windows Phone Marketplace and decided to take a gander. The Dilbert Hub is your one stop for over twenty years of daily comic strips.
The app is designed nicely, taking full advantage of the Windows Phone hub. Pages include:
- Menu Page: links to the latest strips, pull up strips at random, and access the apps settings.
- Archive Page: The Archive page displays a months worth of comic strips. By default this page will display the current month's strips but you can change the month displayed from the date field.
- Search Page: Here you will find a keyword search field.
- Featured Page: The Featured Page highlights eight comic strips.
Comic strips are displayed by thumbnail images of one frame of the strip. To view the full comic strip, just tap on the thumbnail. Dilbert Hub supports vertical and landscape orientation. The only downside to the Dilbert Hub is that the comic strip view is not zoomable. Some of us old-timers may have trouble reading the fine print.
When you find a comic strip that needs to be shared amongst friends, you can tap the three-dot menu to share the strip via Facebook, email or SMS. The app does use your location services (can be turned off in the settings) to localize the ad banners.
All in all, the Dilbert Hub is a nice looking app that brings all the Dilbert you could want to your Windows Phone. Dilbert Hub is a free, ad-supported app that you can find here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Thanks goes out to Mark for the tip!