Liquid Daffodil, the developer behind some popular apps for Windows Phone, including Locksider+, has released Flyby! to the Store. The free app (part of the "FREE 4 FANS" project) should be live within the next few days to download, but what's it all about? Available for Windows Phone 8 (and Windows 8 in the very near future), Flyby! is very much like "Ask me anything," where you can create questions about a random topic of choice which can then be passed on to random users.
It's a simple, but addictive concept. The questions (or flybys as they're referred to) submitted are available to anyone else who uses the app. The creator determines the life of the flyby (how many responses it may accumulate). The answers from other users are mostly anonymous - only Twitter profile photos and locations are provided. It's a welcomed approach to keep it safe, but also requiring users to verify themselves to a degree.
All you need to do is connect your Twitter account and you're good to go.
Flyby! is a pretty cool idea, and is a neat app once you get the hang of things. We've been playing around with the app for little under an hour and have come to the conclusion that many will find Flyby! useful, especially if you're one of those web surfers who enjoys asking and answering random questions about any topic.
A number of features are available in the app, including a parental switch for those under the age of 16. This will automatically pass on all questions and content that are of adult nature. A helpful walkthrough is present that runs through exactly what a "flyby" is and how the system works. A humorous note is added - "If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong."
You have to enable the app to use your location, as well as accept notifications for new flybys. If you're looking for ways to pass time, Flyby! may well be the answer.
You can download Flyby from the Windows Phone Store within the next few days (we'll update with links once it's live)
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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.