TVShow Lite - coded in 30 hours and now available

One month ago we covered the story of developer Rudy Huyn--he was looking for a challenge: code a Windows Phone 7 app in 30 hours (including sleep), all he needed was an idea. One idea came up and 'TVShow' was born.

TVShow is one of those TV scheduling apps of which there are plenty in the Marketplace. We know because we've tried a lot and sorry to say, have not been that impressed. However, TVShow Lite is what we wanted and we have to give it some high praise: nice, highly legible UI, fast load times and logical layout make this TV schedule app our new favorite.

The app is "lite" meaning free and lacking features of which the paid version will fulfill. We're not sure when that version will be released but we want it: push notifications to alert you your show is coming up, device caching of images to allow faster loading times, "...retrieve episode subtitles, use your phone as a remote screen for subtitles, translation feature for recaps and summaries". Yeah, we want that. So hurry up Rudy!

Till then, let the free version tide you over. Grab it here in the Marketplace.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Nice, this could be handy in tracking my shows when I can't access my PC to see what eps I've already watched etc.
  • I purchased this app and it is by far better than the 2 other apps I purchased weeks ago. This app has a great UI, and has more features than "My Shows" and "TV Show Tracker". Although the other 2 apps were nearly acceptable, they were unstable, and frustrating to use.
  • Hello ! Thanks for your comments !I'm the developper of this app. For information, the full version is now available.One more thing... a big update will be available friday or monday with :- support utf-8 subtitles- rate episodes- reorder tv show- speed up the launch- Fix the silverlight toolkit bug (the application may close when we added an tvshow)- 'press and hold" on a tv show marks all episodes as seen.and a feature requested by US citizen for US tv shows:- the possibility to have first aired datetime (Eastern time) or your local aired time (+3 for pacific time zone, +1 for mountain time zone)I take all suggestions and requests!
  • For information : the update has been submitted :)