Little can argue that the Bing Picture of the Day is a collection of stunning, eye-catching, and vibrant photographs. For those who cannot get enough of these stellar images, we have DailyPic, a Windows Phone app that pulls all the Bing Pictures of the Day under one roof. It is not a very complicated app and is one of this month's AdDuplex HERO Apps.
For those not familiar, the HERO Apps program is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex Network and partners AdDuplex with myAppFree, AppDeals, PluralSight and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month. Our role in the HERO App campaign is to offer a little exposure to these titles by sharing them with you, our readers.
Today, the spotlight turns on DailyPic from Timo Partl.
When you launch DailyPic, the app greets you with the current Bing Picture of the Day. If the picture includes information blocks, they'll be included with the picture. The blocks can be tapped to pull up snippets of information on the photograph's subject.
Below the photograph you will find four control buttons that will:
- Change your Region
- Download the current photograph to your Pictures Hub
- View a chronological listing of the Picture of the Day archives
- Access the settings
Settings with DailyPic include setting your download resolution, naming the folder to save your pics to, and a few Live Tile options. Resolution options range from 240 x 240 up to 1920 x 1080.
Pulling up an archive photograph will offer up a short narrative on the image, the photographer's credits and the option to save the photo locally. Along with the chronological archive, you can also view previous Pictures of the Day by swiping the screen to the right as you are viewing the current Picture of the Day.
Personally, I enjoy looking at other photographer's work. I can get inspiration or ideas on how to take better photographs and in an odd way, it can be a way to unwind from a busy day. Add the tidbits of information included with the photos and you end up learning a little along the way.
DailyPic offers a simple way to view and save the Bing Pictures of the Day and if you're a fan of photography or just looking for a cool lockscreen wallpaper, it is worth checking out. DailyPic is a free, ad-supported app that is available from both the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Stores. You can opt out of the ad-support through a $.99 in-app purchase.
If you've tried DailyPic, let us know what you think of the app and remember to rate it in the Stores. Your app ratings are the easiest way to send a little feedback to the developer.
- Download DailyPic from the Windows Phone Store (Free)
- Download DailyPic from the Windows 10 Store (Free)
AdDuplex HERO Promotion
AdDuplex is a fantastic resource for the cross-promotion of Windows Phone and Windows apps. AdDuplex has launched a new program designed to help developers promote their apps even further with free access to various tools and resources from AdDuplex.
- Vouchers to advertise on AdDuplex
- One month subscription to Pluralsight Plus
- A featured campaign with myAppFree
- A featured campaign with AppDeals
- A review here on Windows Central
If you are a Windows or Windows Phone developer, you can sign up for the HERO Apps program here at AdDuplex's website. To participate in the program, you will need to apply within thirty days after your app or game has launched on the AdDuplex network.
Windows Central is already partnered with the myAppFree campaign and is proud to be partnering up with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. It is another excellent opportunity to help promote both the Windows Phone and Windows platform.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.