Archive for the ‘Windows Mobile Apps’ Category

Apr 05

Google Glass Project – pair of glasses with camera and augmented reality will replace the mobile phones
Glass Project from Google is already in the testing phase and involves a pair of glasses that seem SF, but are closer than you think and soon will reach in stores. Glasses looks just like in the picture below and it does not involve those classic lenses, they are rather a headset surrounding the user head and give the necessary information.

Google wants to refine in this way the search, photography, interaction with virtual locations and loved ones. Imagine that a 3D map is shown to you in real time while searching for a landmark in the city, all of these on the small screen of Google Glass. Glass Project includes voice recognition/voice search and news area for video calls or emails. You can share the statuses on Google +, by dictation or give check in using voice commands.

There is also the possibility of menu navigation through this unique gadget using your eyes, a system already tested and especially helpful in scroll lists of tracks and playlists. Photography is also possible, with a discreet camera built into the headset. We have seen in many games and science fiction soldiers equipped with such equipment, used for communication, guidance and analysis surrounding environment. Well, this thing will become now reality!

Windows Phone Marketplace reached 80,000 applications
Windows Phone is growing from month to month and this thing is at least when we’re talking about store that has reached at 80,000 applications. Value is high if we consider that the mobile operating system debuted in late 2010 and, in less than a year reached the above mentioned statistics.


They speak of a growth rate of 340 applications per day. WP7 Marketplace applications are not available in all countries.  In U.S. are offered more than 69,000.

Others news:

  • App Store – more than 600,000 applications;
  • Google Play – around 500,000;
  • Nokia store – around 100,000 applications;
  • Windows Phone 7 Marketplace – 80,000 and growth is accelerated.

Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 were officially launched not too long ago. There are some waiting for Nokia Lumia 900 which has a similar design and hardware as Lumia 800, but with a 4.3 inch AMOLED display.



Mar 20

This is one of the first questions that a person who bought a Windows Mobile phone ask. To come in their help, I made ​​a list of the most famous sites in the area. Order they are presented is the order in which I recommend you to visit.

1. XDA-developers
It is the largest community of developers and users of Windows Mobile. You can find here applications, skins, ROMs and information for almost all (maybe all) Windows Mobile terminals. All applications are available for free (you can make a donation if you want and appreciate a specific application).

2. Freeware Pocket PC
A collection of free applications for Windows Mobile, organized in categories and easy to use. They released the official application that allows browsing and installing applications on your phone.

3. Marketplace for Mobile

Marketplace Microsoft official site. It was released much later than was the case and the number of applications is quite small. It worth to take a look on the free applications from here, even if XDA and PPC Freeware are much better at this chapter.

These would be the locations for free applications. If you search the net you will find plenty of sites with applications, most clones of the above.
In terms of application money, the situation is slightly complicated and you have two options: either buy them directly from the vendor’s site or try to get them out of money on horses “unofficial”. I recommend the first option!



Feb 13

Now you can improve Windows Mobile phones to meet almost every need you. You can make the user interface similar to that of the iPhone or you can use your device as a multimedia player for audio and video files, create documents, you can even surf the internet and chatting with friends , as you get from a regular computer. And, most importantly, you can find tools to do this completely free!
Now we are going to talk about a cool application: Carbon (for Windows Mobile users).

Given that the official Twitter application for Windows Phone does not offer a large number of functions, Carbon can be exactly the application that users need for micro-blogging network. Carbon offers important features long available in iOS Twitter applications, from a timeline with all the pictures to options for rapid publication.
The application costs $ 1.99, but the price seems justified when free alternatives do not offer the same functionality and efficiency for Twitter lovers. “Quickline” option provides a quick way to access Twitter To all functions from the list’s timeline, and historical sites searchers re tweet.
Every Twitter account can have a Live Tile on Home Screen, which provides real time information about direct messages and mentions. The application has integrated even shortening URLs by Bit.ly.

Carbon application is available for Windows Phone Marketplace Microsoft.



Feb 12

Microsoft plans to make new Windows 8 more attractive to business travelers. Waiting for the new operating system, Windows Mobile Store offers many applications, useful for business. The best of them, freely available, are presented in the top 10 business applications for Windows Phone, according to ZDNet.

Tasks

A complete application for creating lists of tasks, Tasks offers the option of synchronizing with Microsoft Exchange and Office 365. Priority tasks and recurring alarms can be easily organized. Users can attach photos and voice recordings of each task and can be easily sent by email to the contact list.

Professional IN + Networking

LinkedIn, the largest professional social network is integrated seamlessly into the application in + Networking. Options include viewing contacts, send messages, and organize groups and real-time updates.

QR Business Card

For companies that want to have a green image, waste of paper cards disappears with their transition to digital. Digital cards made ​​with QR code can be read easily by most Smartphones and includes list of information.

Concept Mapper Lite

Best ideas are not always coming at work. Concept Mapper Lite is a useful tool for creating graphs of ideas and save them either in phone or in cloud or sending email. The application includes compatibility with SharePoint and is also available for purchase, with more options.

Evernote

One of the most useful applications for those who prefer to take notice not to rely solely on memory, Evernote allows you to add text notes, audio and photos. Data reach the cloud, where it can be accessed from any device.

Handyscan

Scanned documents can be easily aligned and edited using Handyscan application. The free version allows you to upload their cloud services, but the option to convert to PDF or email application requires you to pay.

SkyDrive

Microsoft cloud services they have access to all Windows Phone smartphones offer better manage the data. Files can be easily sent to staff and users have viewed documents and recent history.

moBudget

Application of financial organization, the accounting firm moBudget can not replace the accountant but is useful for rapid planning budget, with graphics and tables. Revision history retains charge of the bank card used for business.

Lync 2010

The application provides direct access from the phone to Lync Server or Office Online. Online messaging option for audio conferences is included, along with other useful options for the business segment.

Skyscanner

With a database of over 1,000 airlines, Skyscanner is the perfect tool to instantly find the best route flight or for business trips. Includes updates on flight delays and offers can be found easily sent by email to be consulted later.



Jan 23

Although Google has built a great challenge in the market for mobile operating systems by introducing Android, a leader is still, Symbian was probably due primarily partnership with Nokia. However, the rise of new rivals appear to be so rapid that it is likely soon to have a different ranking. One of the suitors “the shadow” of the top spot promises to be none other than Windows Mobile 7.
This is one of the first questions that you ask a person who bought a Windows Mobile phone. To come to their help, I made a list of the most famous sites in the field. Order they are presented is the order in which I recommend to visit.

1. XDA-Developers
It is the largest community of developers and users Windows Mobile. Find here applications, skins, ROMs and information for almost all (maybe all) Windows Mobile handsets. All applications are available free (you can make a donation if you want and appreciate a particular application).

2. Freeware Pocket PC
Collection of free applications for Windows Mobile, organized in categories and very easy to use. I wrote about them when they released the official application that allows browsing and installing applications on your phone.

3. Marketplace for Mobile

Marketplace Microsoft official site. It was released much later than was the case and the number of applications is quite small. The fact that we live in Romania brings another disadvantage, not being able to buy applications. Worth a look and free applications here, even if XDA and PPC Freeware are much better in this respect.

4. HTC Club

If you prefer a Romanian community, you can try HTC Club. Number of members is quite small, but there are certainly some applications and will find someone to answer your questions.

About these would be sites for free applications. If you search the net you will find plenty of sites with applications, most clones of the above. In terms of applications for money, the situation is slightly complicated and you have one option: to buy them directly from the vendor’s site.