Last month we broke the news that Philadelphia-based, Microsoft BizSpark featured startup AboutOne (website), a family organiser service, was set to launch an exclusive app for Windows Phone. Without repeating what we wrote previously, the service enables families to view information and personal details broken down in a digestible interface. The app is now available on the Marketplace.
The free app, backed by a tier-plan (2GBs free) cloud-based service, offers users a mobile companion to the AboutOne web interface. Functionality includes organising memories, todos and household paperwork in a single accessible location. The service builds on calendar and address book tools users are already using, enhancing both with document filing and reporting tools. It's a neat startup, that's for sure.
Of course, there's much more than what we've covered, so be sure to give AboutOne a look over should you need something with similar functionality. You can download AboutOne for free from the Marketplace.
via: Windows Phone Blog; thanks Rodney for the tip!
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.
Keep the apps coming!
see also Cozi.com for something similar but no WP app.
Right, cuz people with droids & iPhones come here for news about apps!
Actually, they do. I live in a house full of iPhone lovers. I love Windows phone. So apps that work across multiple platforms are key. Having an app that is intended for a family and only works on one platform is fine to start, but to grow, it will have to support other platforms even if the other platforms happen through just a website. I also happen to have an iPad like many other people that visit this site.
Droid and iPhones actually means Android and iOS. Those things aren't just phones. They power tablets as well, so people with other devices do come here for news about apps. This may be where they happen to hear about a Windows Phone app that also has a counterpart on their other devices to make a nicely rounded service (because they are selling a service...not an app).
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