Handiware Hub Updated to Version 1.2.0

Handiware Hub has been updated to Version 1.2.0 and should be available in the marketplace now. This update enhances fixes several bugs, introduces new graphics (such as the updated Handiware Logo) and allows the user to enable a live tile which shows the most recent article title on the back.

As always please feel free to use our Contact Form or the feedback link in the about screen in the app to send any feedback or to report bugs.

A summary of the changes are below and you can find the complete Change Log here.

Version 1.1.0

  • App will now update each time it runs and will only update Tweets and Apps list when they are in view
  • Updated Graphics (Splash Screen, Start Tile etc)
  • Added option to use a Live Tile when pinned to Start
  • Other minor bug and layout fixes

Happy 1st Birthday WPDownUnder

Our good friends over at WPDownUnder are celebrating their 1st Birthday this week, although today is THE day, and to celebrate they have teamed up with Nokia Australia to give YOU the chance to win some prizes.

Up for grabs as part of the celebrations are a Nokia Lumia 800 (thanks to Nokia) for first place, an “I ❤ WP” t-shirt for second place and “I ❤ WP” stickers and magnets for third place. To be in the draw to win, all you have to do is head over to their Facebook page, like them, join the competition and then do a few small tasks (like tweeting about their competition).

While you are at it, don’t forget to download their official app (made by us) right here and keep an eye out for the Windows 8 version coming soon!

WPDownUnder Updated to Version 1.1.0

WPDownUnder for Windows Phone has been updated to Version 1.1.0 and should be available in the marketplace now. This update enhances the commenting system and notifications.

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A massive thank you to all our beta testers who have been testing this version out for the last couple of weeks.

A summary of the changes are below and you can find the complete Change Log here.

Version 1.1.0

  • Fixed a bug where user would be notified of a new article every ~30 minutes until the app was opened.
  • Tapping on the comment count bubble will now take the user directly to the comments on an article
  • Added info about the app not supporting Slide Shows embedded in articles
  • Fixed a bug which resulted in some images not showing up in articles
  • Tapping the notification when a new article is published will now take you directly to viewing that article
  • Comments & Articles now show the date/time they were posted based on the user’s local time
  • Improved logic used for checking if an article is new

SUPPORT: Not Receiving Notifications From Background Tasks On Windows Phone

 

We have had a few users contact us in regards to not receiving Notifications on their devices or even tiles not updating in the background. Although it is unclear what is causing this issue, it would appear that it is more widespread than just our apps. The marvellous folks at wpcentral have reported that a few of their users and even them selves have suffered from this issue and have even posted a fix.

Basically the fix entails going into your phones settings and then into the Background Tasks option and turning off all your active background tasks. Then make sure you have set them all to be re-enabled the next time their app is run and this should fix the issue (it did for us).

You can see more detailed information and even a screenshot walkthrough in the original wpcentral post here.