There have been a number of updates pushed out recently. While none of the apps we've caught have received major upgrades, it's still worth noting exactly what's been bumped and what's included in the latest release. So which apps have received an update? For Windows Phone, we're looking at Flyby!, glƏƏk!, Stacks for Instapaper and Fantweestic for Windows 8.
Flyby! is an ingenious concept that enables Windows Phone consumers to engage in a type of "Ask Me Anything" where questions can be created (called a flyby) and answered by other users of the app. We last looked at Flyby! when it launched last month. The app has been bumped to 188.8.131.52, which introduces the following improvements:
- Added Landscape Mode when creating and relying to flybys!
- Updated for the new Twitter 1.1 API
Should you be looking for some harmless entertainment with other Windows Phone owners, you can download Flyby! for $0.99 from the Windows Phone Store.
The popular, feature-rich Twitter client for Windows Phone has also seen a bump in its version number. The developer, Liquid Daffodil, must be receiving massive quantities of some kind of energy drink, since Flyby! above is also developed by the same team. So what's new in glƏƏk!? It's a rather minor update (version 1.9), including support for Twitter's t.co link alteration and enabling copy / paste with Direct Messages.
If you're looking for something more from the social network, on top of the integration presently available on Windows Phone, be sure to download glƏƏk! for $1.99 from the Windows Phone Store.
Stacks for Instapaper
Next up is Stacks for Instapaper, another popular Windows Phone app, which also sports a client on Windows 8. What exactly is Instapaper? In a nutshell, it essentially allows for a stripped down mobile-friendly version of the article for reading later. Your reading list is stored in the cloud so it can be easily accessed on your computer, smartphone and / or tablet. It's actually pretty neat.
Version 3.0.6 is reported to fix unreliable progress bar activity, which can only mean a more bug-free experience for consumers. We approve. You can download Stacks for Instapaper for $2.49 from the Windows Phone Store (note - you will require a paid subscription for Instapaper).
Evernote joins the updated list with version 2.6.3 firing out to consumers on the Windows Phone Store. So what's new in the latest release? It contains a small security and sign-in issue, but further information about exactly how both bugs affected consumers is not provided. The app was previously updated back in February.
You can download Evernote from the Windows Phone Store.
Fantweestic! (Windows 8)
Our Windows 8 app update is also from Liquid Daffodil, Fantweestic! We've been informed that the Twitter client has been bumped to the latest version to support Twitter's recent API 1.1 change. We can't tell if anything else is new in the app, so be sure to shout at us in the comments if we've somehow missed anything. It's definitely worth checking out if you're serious about the social network.
You can download Fantweestic! (opens in new tab) for $8.99 from the Windows Store.
Rich Edmonds is 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 over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
and I thought my comment was random... vvv
I'm wondering if it's morse code?
^^^ WP unlock screen is too sensitive, unlocks inside pocket. I use pin just to prevent that...
Go Pack! :)
I wonder if the liquid daffodil apps are being prepped for their notifications system?
In the new release Flyby have new intresting option "Want flyby! notification to show up in your Unification Notification Center?". It currenlty disable. So it thats mean Windows Phone will notification center soon.
Unification is released soon iirc.
FYI the updates currently pending of ALL Liquid Daffodil apps (for WP7, WP8 and W8) have ALL been updated to add Unification Support! There are also a number of other 3rd party apps getting ready to go live including MeTweets, Pinstation, and (soon) even your own WP Central! It will be awesome!
It's not Windows Phone's Notification Center, LD developed their own and opened it up for any/all devs to be able to use it. You can read more about it here: http://www.wpcentral.com/comment/315435
Note+ was also updated, bringing SkyDrive integration for backup, screen orientation lock, and a couple more features: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/note/5e814633-a07d-4191-9ffb-e2db31a4fd86.
Not available for WP 7.8? :(
I quickly discovered a nasty bug after the update was published, so I pulled it from the Store. It should become available in the next couple days, as I submitted a new update the same day.
NOTE: The next releases of all Liquid Daffodil apps, as well as some great 3rd party apps including MeTweets and Pinsation (and even WP Central shortly! (will have full Unification support, and the WP7, WP8, and W8 should be live in v0.9 later next week! Its awesome!
Wp now is number 1.
Hoping to see a Facebook update with something similar to the new twitter layout.
Facebook needs an update very badly :(
The issue is the Facebook API. They essentially "force" developers to make apps look the way they do. One area that Twitter has done well...raw API.
Not Seeing the Gleek update yet for 7.x,
Liquid Daffodil really needs to make a FaceBook App to go along with their Twitter Apps..
I could agree to that... currently I'm using " The Facebook" app. pretty decent app.
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