WPDownUnder For Windows 8 Is Now Live

WPDU Home (Settings) - Windows 8

Yesterday, together with WPDownUnder, we made the official WPDownUnder app for Windows 8 available in the Windows 8 Store for free. The WPDownUnder app for Windows 8 has much of the same functionality of the popular app released earlier this year for Windows Phone such as: View the latest articles on WPDownUnder, Live Tile displaying the latest Article, Commenting on articles and the ability to search through literally hundreds of archived articles published by the WPDownUnder team since the site launched just over a year ago.

As with the WPDownUnder for Windows Phone, we have taken advantage of some of the key features of Windows 8 such as: Using the settings charm to access the apps settings, using the search charm to facilitate the searching for articles and using the share charm to allow users to share content from WPDownUnder using the app of their choice.

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“Handiware have done a fantastic job with delivery of yet another high-quality WPDU App, this time for the Windows 8 platform. Even better, it’s arrived before the official launch of Win8 in October!” Scott Sheedy of WPDU.

We are already planning for future updates to the app which will introduce further features to improve the app and bring it in line with the current features found in the Windows Phone version.

WPDownUnder for Windows 8 can be found in the Windows 8 Store under the “News & Weather” category, by searching for WPDownUnder or by clicking here – and don’t forget to share your feedback on the app by rating it in the store.

Our New Home

Handiware Featured Image

Today we are finally ready to launch our new home on the internet, Handiware.com.au. With the launch of the new web site we are aiming to provide users a more feature rich experience when visiting the site by offering online support, ability for users to sign up for getting access to the Handiware Beta Program and much more.

Our new home at www.handiware.com.au sees us growing out of our former WordPress hosted site which debuted with a blog and a sign-up page for users to register their interest to participate in our Beta Program. The new site extends on this by allowing Beta Testers to apply through the site and once accepted manage their account and access current Beta services and apps that are available – with more services and functionality planned for later release.

Users will also be able to utilise online support from us via a support page where we will list any known issues with current apps & services, all blog posts relating to support and users can create a support ticket to get help directly from us.

Scott Sheedy of Windows Phone Down Under says of the new site:

“Handiware, as our official App developer, has always delivered fantastic Microsoft platform Apps for our site. Now, with www.handiware.com.au they have delivered a feature-rich and great looking modern UI styled online home. We love it!”

So head on over to handiware.com.au now and let us know what you think.

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: 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.

NEW APP: Short Web for Windows Phone

Handiware Hub

Short Web is a fast & easy app which allows you to shorten a URL as well as expand a URL that has been shortened using bit.ly, goo.gl or is.gd. Statistics are also available for any URL shortened by goo.gl, with support for statistics from bit.ly coming soon.

Short Web 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: Handiware Hub for Windows Phone

Handiware Hub

Handiware Hub is the one stop information hub for all things Handiware. Apps, News and the many ways you can contact us, all in one place.

Info Share 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: Info Share for Windows Phone

Music Alarm

Info Share is an app that allows users of Windows Phone 7 to share information such as contacts, calendar, music you are listening to, shortened urls and your location using email, sms, qr codes and status updates to social networks.

Info Share 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: Music Alarm for Windows Phone

Music Alarm

Music Alarm gives you the ability to not only set an alarm to wake you up with a selection of your own music, but it also allows you set a sleep timer to stop the music you are listening to when going to sleep, all in the one app.

Music Alarm 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: WoW™ – Companion for Windows Phone

WoW - Companion

WoW™ – Companion is designed to be a lightweight easy to use app for retrieving character and realm information using the official API available from Blizzard.

WoW™ – Companion 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.