WPDownUnder for Windows Phone Updated

WPDU WP7 Update

A couple of days ago we released an update for WPDownUnder on Windows 8, and today the update is now also available in Marketplace for Windows Phone. The update for Windows Phone brings many of the same bug fixes that were in the Windows 8 update and also brings a few of its own.

As with the update for the Windows 8 app, this update also brings with it the improved support for displaying images and videos in the Articles. But it also has a few other changes in it as well.

With TechEd just around the corner WPDownUnder has launched an additional Twitter account which will be used by Roving Reporters to tweet updates on what is happening at TechEd, so we have added these tweets into the twitter feed shown in the app so that you can catch all the news in one place. In addition to this when sharing articles, the hastags #WPDU and #wp7au will now be added to the end of the text so that others on Twitter can follow the conversation.

We have also been listening to your feedback and have included a fix which now clears the number of unread articles on the app tile when navigating to the app after receiving a toast notification for a new article. We have also fixed an issue which caused text being entered into a new comment to be cut off after reaching a certain amount of characters (thanks for your in depth bug report schlubadub!).

And we are not finished yet, we still have plenty of updates and features planned which we think you will like. So be sure to follow us on twitter then keep an eye out here and on WPDownUnder for future updates.

The complete list of changes can be found in the Change Log here.

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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

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.

WPDownUnder

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.

NEW APP: WPDownUnder for Windows Phone

WPDownUnder

Back in April we announced that we were releasing a new app for Australian Windows Phone news site WPDownUnder and we delivered a version 0.9 release the same day. If you missed the original launch post by WPDownUnder, you can find it here. Starting today version 1.0.0 has been released and it brings all the features a good news app should have:

  • View and comment on the latest Articles
  • Read comments from others on the latest Articles
  • Get apps that are mentioned in Articles
  • Search WPDownUnder
  • See tweets from WPDownUnder
  • Share Articles via Status Updates
  • Info and Links to the Developed Down Under Campaign App
  • Get notifications and tile updates when a new Article is published

We have more updates planned for the future which will bring even more features and improvements to the app. WPDownUnder version 1.0.0 is now available for Windows Phone users running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

For more information click here or to download it click the image below.

New App Coming Soon for Windows Phone

Yesterday we submitted our latest app, for certification and we expect it to be available by the end of the week.

Although we aren’t ready to announce what it is, we have put together a little teaser trailer to whet your appetites.

Enjoy, and keep an eye on the twitter hashstags #wp7au and #wpddu over the next few days!

Info Share Updated to Version 1.2.0

Info Share has been updated to Version 1.2.0 and should be available in the marketplace now. This update includes a shiny new icon for Info Share which is used on the Start Screen, App List and the Splash Screen.

Info Share

This update also brings a lot of speed and stability fixes, icons on the tiles for the home page, shorter simpler names on most of the pages and other minor layout and bug fixes.

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

Version 1.2.0

  • Updated Icons & Graphics
  • Renamed pages to keep page names simpler
  • Speed and stability enhancements
  • Minor bug and layout fixes


NEW APP: Woolies for Windows Phone

Woolies

Woolies allows you to browse your local Woolworths Supermarket and manage your shopping list right from your Windows Phone. Start by selecting your local store and then have a look at what is on special this week.

Woolies is now available for Windows Phone users running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

For more information click here or to download it click the image below.

Music Alarm Updated to Version 1.3.0

Music Alarm has been updated to Version 1.3.0 (with a shiny new tile and splash screen) and should be available in the marketplace now.

This update re-enables the ability for users to set default times for the alarm and sleep functions, users can now set the alarm to snooze for 5 minutes and the phone will vibrate when the alarm is sounding and the app now runs under the lock screen.

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

Version 1.3.0

  • Setting of Default times has been re-enabled
  • Songs used for the Alarm can now be set to shuffle
  • Option for Snooze (5 minutes) when the alarm is going off
  • Phone now vibrates when the alarm is going off
  • Option for running the app under the lock screen
  • Minor bug fixes and layout changes