Share your Windows Phone screenshots like a pro with Device Shot

Developing a Windows Phone app is half the battle. It can be argued that it’s just as hard to get exposure and market your app to get downloads and users. Which is why we think it’s cool when developers make apps that are aimed at helping other developers. We recently covered App Promo. An app that combined your app logo with its Windows Phone Store link in a QR code.

Today we’re going to take a look at another cool app that can help you get a few more downloads. Let’s check Device Shot. A new app from the developer behind Tile Me!

Device Shot is a great app for creating promotional images on the fly. The app will add a Windows Phone overlay to your app screenshots. You can then quickly share it out to friends or followers.

You’ll create screenshots of your app using the built in screenshot functionality in Windows Phone and drop them into rendered Windows Phone devices. How do you take a screenshot? Easy. Just press the power button and Start button simultaneously. Within Device Shot you can navigate to your screenshots folder and select the appropriate image for your app.

Right now Device Shot has nearly every Windows Phone device you can think of. At first you might think you only have the Lumia Icon, Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320. Nope. Scroll to the right and you’ll see Other awesome handsets like the Lumia 1020, Lumia 920, HTC 8X, Samsung ATIV S and more. Tap a phone and you’ll be able to select the color you want for that handset. 

The images you get from Device Shot are great for promoting your app on social networks like Twitter. You could share screenshots the old fashioned way. Or you could step the game up and show off your new app on a Windows Phone handset. Not a developer? Just use Device Shot to show off your favorite apps to your friends.

Device Shot is brand new, but already has a quick update coming out real soon. Some images might look blurry on output. Don’t worry, that’s a compression issue and a fix will come out ASAP to address it.

In the meantime give Device Shot a try from the Windows Phone Store. You’re limited to saving three images in the trial mode, but can unlock unlimited saves for just $0.99. 

Sam Sabri
  • :P
  • Great input
  • :D
  • Excellent..
  • Thank you!
  • This is one of those fun apps that can have many possibilities.. I will buy it, and give it a good review..
    One gripe though.. It has no option to clear the picture, or start a new screen shot..... Still a very awesome app❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕
  • Thanks! You can change the screenshot by tapping on it, no need to clean it.
  • That's a pretty nice & unique app. Great job.
  • Thank you very much!
  • Thanks for the article Sam. I'm here to answer any questions WPCentral readers might have.
  • Sir, what flavor jelly bean so you most enjoy?
  • Haha, strawberry :)
  • Will you add Huawei Ascend W1 in the device list? :)
  • There we go, finally a Huawei user :) I never got the request to add that phone in Tile Me! hence why it is lacking. I will try to add it for you in an upcoming update.
  • Thanks :)
  • Please add lumia 520, 620, 625, 720, 820, 920, 925 and 1020!
  • They are all there. As Sam posted above, you can scroll on the phone selection page.   I will add an indicator in an upcoming update :)
  • I find this is a great app . But if you can add Lumia 640 & Lumia phone 640 XL to the list ? Attached to that is optimized to the application works fine on two devices ? Thanks !  
  • Note that the app can be used when sharing your start screens too!
  • I was gonna use it for that actually haha
  • +920 Exactly! There's a little thread at the forums.. ^_^
  • I was waiting for this kind of app for AGES! Even suggested it here on the forums. Kudos to you, mister Ertay. *THUMBS UP*
  • Awesome! I am really happy I made it then :) Thank you!
  • I dint yet install the app. Its just by looking at the memory. 15 Mb. I wonder why this simple app needs 15 Mb of memory?
  • There are over 70 renders of each phone (with each color). This bumps up the size of the app.
  • Ok, got it. Try to do something to reduce the size of the app. Its better to have a lightweight app. :)
  • I was considering putting the renders online, but then people will require to have internet connection to use it. Still, phones now come with at least 8 gigs of storage, so shouldn't be that big of an issue :)
  • What do the screenshots of Device Shot look like? A screenshot of a Windows Phone screenshotting a Windows Phone. Oh my.
  • Device Shotception screens are already posted by @wpcentral on Twitter. We're going in!
  • Sorry to be off topic, but what happened to telegram? No news about it for WP
  • Its coming but there are several telegram apps available.  See here.
  • Tile Me is better :3
  • Shots fired.
  • Thanks :) Anything I can do to make Device Shot appealing/useful to you?
  • Well, Tile Me has more options and I see that Device Shot focuses on screenshots. So you'd have to add something Tile Me doesn't have. If WP8.1 will get screen recording then making a gif from recorded screen would be great option. It won't be useful for me but it doesn't mean it won't be useful at all. I just don't need to share my screenshots like this. And Tile Me allows me to create nice avatars.
  • Thanks for replying :)   Note that you can also choose any of your images in your phone. It doesn't have to be a screenshot only :)  But then again, Tile Me! and Device Shot are in a differnt category and used for different purposes :)
  • Touche'
  • What a nice idea
  • Thank you!
  • Sweet, i bought it. Going to use it to make an avatar :p Edit: just used it, like the fact you can choose colours when you select a phone :D. Great job!
  • Thank you. An avatar? Interesting, I'd like to see the result :)
  • I like that TileMe app. Been using that as my profile image in a few places.
  • Thanks Marco! Glad you found it useful.
  • Any App for Take a screenshot? Yeah, I know, but my power button is damaged.
  • Unfortunately not. You can still use Device Shot with any image you have in your library though.
  • I don't have. lol.
  • yo dawg!
  • HA! Very cool. 
  • hahaha   Damm it.
  • Awsome.  Try rotating each shot so it has a spiralling effect.
  • Haha, nice one!
  • And some more Device Shotception :) Thanks for trying the app :)
  • actually I bought it :D by the way, can you add ability to set the aspect ratio of the result image? say that I want to have a 1:1 output image, and I can set it before tapping the "save" button.. and we can set the background color (that fill the surrounding image) too. I think that will be awesome :D
  • You mean, save it in a square? I will try to figure something out. Thanks for purchasing :)
  • yup, something like this but not limited to squared size, you can provide an option (like 1:1, 2:3, 3:4, 9:16, or 9:15) you're very welcome :D   oh and by the way, improving the device's picture will be great!
    (currently the device picture looked so blurry)
  • The next update will fix the device images. A small compression bug was missed during testing. 
  • Fuck it. This was supposed to be my first app. I thought that idea would be brilliant :(
  • Nice!    
  • Thanks!
  • Is the 521 in the app?
  • Yes it is.The White one.
  • Cool app, I like it!  I'll be using this for my promotional material and proof of concepts.  :)
  • Thank you, glad you like it!
  • Nice. Very Nice!
  • Thank you!
  • Nice idea, but only 3 phones to choose from....
    all phones are available, thanks for pointing that out.
    Now I will buy the app :-)
  • Thanks. As Sam posted above, you can scroll the phones left-right. All Lumias are there + 2 HTC and 2 Samsung.
  • Thanks, for pointing that out.
  • You're welcome :)
  • How dow i take a screen shot on my 925 please? Which is the start button?
  • Press the start and power button simultaneously .
  • The start button is the Windows button (the one in the middle, between back and Search)
  • Love this! What a great way to share some of the cool stuff you can do on your WP.
  • Thank you Chris!
  • where is the surface pro version! :0 quick!
  • Is the developer really going to kill off the HTC or Samsung devices as if they don't even exist?
  • They are all there. As Sam wrote on the article, you can scroll the phones left-right on the phone selection page.
  • Samsung...?? WP....????
  • ATIV S, ATIV S Neo are in Device Shot.
  • Yeah, saw them. Just forgot Samsung actually made an WP ;)
  • Funny app :D
  • That's actually pretty good! Well done!
  • Lumia devices are champions because NOKIA LUMIA GIVES FULLY FRIENDLY USE PROFANELY WORK SO ez online gaming one drive as backup so good .I love LUMIA
  • Does it have 510,610,710,800 and 900 too?
  • No, it only has Windows Phone 8 devices, and the app is only available on Windows Phone 8.
  • I think giving the broader device selection won't hurt ;-)
  • Yeah that's what updates are for :)
  • Thank you both got you and done some screen shots!!
  • Thank you :)
  • Awesome app!
    Thanks! :)
  • Thanks!
  • The 620 overlay looks like crap, not smooth edges :(