Windows 8 Apps Coming Soon

Windows 8

We are pleased to announce that we are currently working on our first app for Windows 8 and that we are looking at porting some of our Windows Phone apps to the new OS as well.

We recently submitted our first app to an App Excellence Lab run by Microsoft Australia thanks to Nick Hodge, see the article he wrote here, and we got a lot of feedback which we are using to improve the app before we submit it when the Windows Store opens to developers.

Want to have a say in what app we should port from our current Windows Phone catalogue to Windows 8 first? Vote in the below poll.

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

Handiware Hub Updated to Version 1.1.0

Handiware Hub has been updated to Version 1.1.0 and should be available in the marketplace now.

This update adds a Twitter feed of tweets from Handiware and now allows for viewing of a blog post inside the app. Viewing a blog post will show the full text (with a picture) and an option to view the post in Internet Explorer, and more features coming soon.

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

Version 1.1.0

  • Changed anonymous feedback to opt-out
  • Added a feed of Tweets from Handiware
  • Tapping on a Blog entry item now shows it on a new page in more detail
  • Minor layout and bug fixes

Beta Program – Now Open

For all of you who like to live on the edge, we have created a page where you can sign up to be among the first to get access to new apps and updates to apps that are still in Beta.

We will be announcing a couple of new Beta apps over the next month or so, so be sure to sign up and get the news and take them for a whirl by filling out the form here.

Aussies, what country is your Live ID set to?

In preparation for the release of our next app for Windows Phone which  is aimed at Australian users, we would like to find out how many of our Aussie users have their Live ID accounts country set to the U.S. So please take the time to answer the survey below.

Info Share Updated to Version 1.1.1

Info Share has been updated to Version 1.1.1 and should be available in the marketplace now.

This update brings the function to allow users to choose what services is used (goo.gl, bt.ly or is.gd) to shorten links, anonymous feedback and other minor layout and bug fixes.

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

Version 1.1.1

  • Added anonymous feedback (can be turned off in settings)
  • Added feature to allow choosing between goo.gl, bit.ly and is.gd for shortening of links
  • When viewing results of the appointments search, results are now sorted by date
  • Links being shared (Starting with “http://”) now automatically display the title of the page when sharing via email, sms and status update
  • Minor layout and bug fixes