App Update Roundup: Molome, PicHit.Me, AccuWeather and more

Just before we head into the weekend, there have been a number of updates pushed through the Windows Phone Store over the past few days. Molome joins PicHit.Me and more as consumers are notified of new versions available for download. Head past the break to see which apps have been updated and what's new.


Molome 0.9

​Photo sharing service Molome finally launched on Windows Phone and was quickly updated soon after release due to the incorrect build being published. The app was also rebranded as beta, meaning more functionality is planned and bugs may be present. Today's release is a rather major one. We're looking at version 0.9, which includes the following:

  • Mission System enabled - complete missions and claim your reward
  • Push Notifications
  • Add support to Windows Phone 7.x
  • Significantly improved performance
  • Improved user experience
  • Smart image loading applied
  • Lower memory consumption
  • Fix camera wrong cropping area
  • Fix camera wrong focus point
  • Front-face camera bug fixed
  • More than 20 known bugs fixed

You can grab Molome from the Windows Phone Store for free (Windows Phone 7 & 8).



PicHit.Me is an interesting experience. The app enables you to turn your Windows Phone photography into extra cash. The service as a whole is attempting to solve the issue surrounding copyright and taking images from search engines without permission of the original owner.

Not only are you able to browse and purchase images through PicHit.Me, you can also enter contests, submit your own images and earn money in the process. Here's what's new in version

  • Added "Load More" functionality to mission's contributions loading
  • Minor improvement of performance
  • Bugfix (added default images instead of theme colored squares)

You can download PicHit.Me from the Windows Phone store for free (Windows Phone 8 only).

Status Tiles

Status Tiles

There still isn't a way in Windows Phone to add settings shortcuts to the Start screen natively, nor is there a separate gesture control panel available. Luckily, we have some talented third party developers. Status Tiles is one of many apps that help you out by making it possible to add shortcuts to the Start screen for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mobile Internet and more. It's a sweet little app.

Version includes the following changes:

  • Added a Battery Tile
  • Added a background agent to periodically update all the pinned tiles
  • Minor UI Changes
  • Performance and robustness improvements

​Download Status Tiles from the Windows Phone Store for free

Odds and ends

As well as the above updates, we've been made aware of minor version bumps for numerous other Windows Phone apps:

Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Good news for wp 7.8 users :)
  • Why am i not getting notifications in the Store app?
  • Because MS was drunk while making Store xD
  • Welcome in my world
  • Store tile refresh every 24 hrs. So wait for it.
  • 24hrs? Previously i was getting the notifications well before wpcentral posts..
  • This is what i found. store tile notifies me about updates at 08:20 PM. As far as i remember, this time is decided by the time phone was reset or os update is installed.
  • Same here. Since I've updated to black no store updates for me either
  • I was finding the store update at 11.00am and 7.00pm according to IST now after hardresting my phone time has change around between 1.00-2.00pm, further I have to do observe which another time for geting update
  • Saturday the 16th was back in November. I like that it says 16 updates on the 16th though.
  • lol, okay Rain Man. 
  • Was going to say the same thing haha
  • Cool aps ))
  • Amazing Weather, (+) Lockscreen Style, and Earthquakes also all got updates. Amazing Weather got new and improved background images and weather animations...also performance improvements...doesn't just feel fast, it IS faster.
  • Plant Nanny update to.. :3 Store Link