It may be the 4th of July, the special public holiday for the US, but that hasn't halted publishers from releasing new versions of apps on the Windows Phone Store. The large story today is how Microsoft has updated its Feedback to Nokia system app to rename it to simply "rate us", which has been joined by Atmosphere Weather grabbing some new Live Tile styles, as well as some other apps. Pop past the break for the full read through and to see what's new in your favorite apps.
Feedback to Nokia
This shouldn't come as much of a surprise. In fact, it should be pretty darn obvious what has changed in this latest version (126.96.36.199). Microsoft has opted to rename this system app to "rate us", dropping the mention of Nokia. The app performs as one would expect, enabling consumers to leave some helpful comments about their experience on Windows Phone. The latest release simply makes it clear now all feedback is going through Microsoft and not to Nokia, which sold its hardware and devices division to Redmond.
Fear not with the data collection. We highly doubt Microsoft employees are laughing at your mug shots with their camera suite
We only just covered this new weather app on Windows Phone, but the developer has already released a new version (188.8.131.52) of Atmosphere. This release focuses on adding some functionality sported by competitor apps and not Atmosphere, which is handy for those who are wanting to make the switch but simply cannot live without some flipping Live Tiles and forecast predictions.
Here is what's new:
- 5 day forecast on back of wide tile
- Better design on wide tile front
- Smaller timestamps on tile back as requested
- Settings management of tile transparency improved
- Fixed graphics inconsistencies
- Tap map for fullscreen radar
That's quite the update and one we're sure will bring some smiles to users. Let us know how you're getting on with Atmosphere, or if you've returned to another weather app.
Tapatalk is the superb forum extension which enables community members to follow and engage in discussions across multiple bulletin boards, including our own Mobile Nations communities. The app was recently updated with dark theme support, but today we're looking at yet another neat feature – landscape orientation. As well as the new viewing angles, the team have also implemented some optimization improvements to further boost the app speed.
We strongly recommend this app with version 184.108.40.206 installed, especially if you frequently visit our communities across the Mobile Nations network.
The critically acclaimed game BADLAND recently launched on Windows Phone and today we're looking at a sizeable update, adding new levels, missions and achievements to unlock. If you're unfamiliar with the name, BADLAND is a very popular atmospheric side-scroller that came to Windows Phone from the world of iOS, Android and BlackBerry. Sporting not only single-player but multiplayer capabilities, it's a neat title to have installed for a highly immersive visual and audio experience.
Version 220.127.116.11 of BADLAND brings the following to players:
- Day II levels for the Co-Operative mode:
- 40 new levels
- 120 new missions
- 6 new achievements
If you're a fan of puzzle adventure games and haven't yet tried BADLAND out, we strongly urge you to do so, especially with the latest update patch.
Odds and ends
- Nokia Storyteller (18.104.22.168)
- Sleeve Music (22.214.171.124)
- Start Screen Clock (2014.703.1905.1772)
- Zello (1.3.0)
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