It’s been a long and good ride for Windows Mobile. Some of us still love it and keep at least one of these true power houses just for old times sake. Sad news for all of us 14 people that still own one since Microsoft has just begun to distribute emails regarding the final closure of the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace as of May 9th.
Things actually got quite rocky since June of last year because even if the Marketplace still worked, it was pretty much useless. You could still install apps the old-fashioned way, but it just proved how Microsoft wasn’t willing to put [...]
While Microsoft has yet to open Windows Phone 7’s compass API to app developers, handset manufacturers have access to more open programming tools. This allows HTC to release the first WP7 magnetic compass app with the HTC Arrive. The app was simultaneously introduced to the marketplace and it was quickly discovered to be compatible with other HTC WP7 devices.
The app prompts you to wave your phone in a figure-eight to calibrate the sensor, then overlays a compass on a map of your current location. The map allows you to select a destination for walking directions, and [...]
Developer AzureNightwalker over at XDA brings us a new 3D replacement for the stock Android contacts application, aptly named “3D contact”. Currently in early beta, the application provides a very fresh look and feel to the contact list on your device.
Rather than displaying your contacts in a sorted list as the stock Android contacts UI does, the 3D contacts app displays each contact’s info in an animated, rotating 3D cube. The user can scroll vertically through the list of cubes, which is alphabetically sorted. The app provides nearly all of the same [...]
Pocket Amortization is the simplest loan amortization calculator that runs on all versions of Windows Mobile. Whether you want to buy a car, house or anything that requires financing, now you will have a really useful tool to calculate the payments of the loan. Pocket Amortization is $0.99 on the Windows Mobile Marketplace.
MobileTag is a barcode reader for Windows Mobile devices. The program is capable to searching thousands of product codes either by barcode or datamatrix, flashcode, fotokody, QR Codes, 1D UPC, EAN 13. Save lists of products by scanning the barcodes and making shopping lists. Want to know when something goes on sale? Set a price and have MobileTag send you an email when that product reaches below the price that you have set. MobileTag is free on the Windows Mobile Marketplace and supports French, English, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish languages.
The puzzle game Droplets 2.0 is both challenging and addictive. The game consists of various drops that must be smashed into each other to complete the level. There are special drops that require to be saved to the last move and others to avoid. Each level tests your strategic and logical thinking, but in the even the game has stumped you just click on the hint to be showed a partial solution. The graphics are both eye catching and transition seamlessly. Multiple game modes and score tracking make for hours of fun filled challenges.
Two versions of this game are available one [...]
Spore, which was created by the genius behind the Sims series of games, has now evolved to another chapter in this sequel called Spore Creatures. In the previous game your Spore was stuck under the sea trying to defend itself while rising to the top of the food chain. In this new edition the Spores have come out of the water to find themselves on land. Like the computer game, after evolving your Spore to have legs and various defenses you are now capable of attacking other Spore Creatures while trekking over obstacles through the 12 new levels. Spore Creatures is $6.99 on Windows [...]
Lookout Mobile security is a new security application that protects against viruses, malware, and hackers. The program has a backup feature that allows the backup and retrieval of practically all your personal data onto the Mylookout website, which is free to join. There is also a way to wipe and locate your missing or stolen Windows Phone. Lookout Mobile is free on Windows Mobile Marketplace.
Sonic The Hedgehog has just rolled into a new style of gaming, pinball. Catapult Sonic through tunnels of glistening caverns, while dodging the toxic pools and boiling lava pits. Dr. Eggman has it in for Sonic this time and it is your duty to complete the 4 stages to win the pinball challenge. The onscreen controls are easy to use with the panning camera angles and authentic pinball physics. Sonic Spinball is $6.99 USD on Windows Mobile Marketplace.
Are you the type that likes to know when an event is going to occur right down to the second? Then Edgeway Event Countdown may be the program for you.
Event Countdown is capable of storing up to 50 simultaneous countdown timers. From a vacation that will occur in four years to a pizza in the oven that will be done in 20 minutes, Event Countdown is able to keep track of virtually all your tasks. Each event may be assigned an alarm to make sure it is not missed as well as a pre-reminder option. Edgeway Event Countdown is $1.99 USD on Windows Mobile Marketplace, unfortunately there [...]
Platinum Roulette is a fun and exciting game of chance. Test your luck by trying to score the highest dollar amount possible by spinning the Roulette wheel. The game is easy to control and the outcome is completely random. If at any time you run out of money, pawn your personal possessions for even more game play. Platinum Roulette has two versions on Windows Mobile Marketplace, a free trial and a paid version which costs $2.99 USD.
Test your touch screen reaction time with PointChase. The game is very simple just click start, wait for the countdown and tap the white circles in the shortest period of time possible. The game is free on Windows Mobile Marketplace.
As the summer approaches in the northern hemisphere many people venture out to take advantage of water fun and the boating season.
SweNav Nautic is a free nautical navigation program that incorporates sailing statistics, waypoints, navigation, and even a man over board (MOB) function. Hopefully nobody will ever have to use the MOB button, but if you do your exact GPS location is saved to the program. There are options to import your own maps and export your saved waypoints. SweNav Nautic is free on Windows Mobile Marketplace.
Sqruzzle is a fun and challenging puzzle game similar to a two-dimensional Rubic’s cube. The object of the game is to line up the colored squares into similar rows of color. The game has 3 levels, the easier level has 24 squares and 6 colors, the intermediate one has 96 squares and 12 colors and the hardest has 150 squares and 15 colors. There are trillions of color combination possibilities. Sqruzzle costs $1.99 on Windows Mobile Marketplace but unfortunately there is no trial available.
Pin Manager is an all-in-one secure password keeper. The program is capable of holding a nearly infinite amount of passwords, pin numbers, credit card numbers, insurance information, and much more. If you need to keep a copy of any document, just snap a photo to be saved directly with the information. You may register for a free account on Value Phone to sync up your secure information. Pin Manager is free on Windows Mobile Marketplace.
Auto Reset is a great utility to schedule any time during the day for your Windows Phone to automatically reset itself. By resetting periodically the phone will free up RAM being used by the device. With a bunch of RAM being used the phone will experience severe battery drainage and lag while trying to navigate to other programs or features. This program makes it much more convenient than to take out the battery or pushing a small pointed object into the reset button, usually under the battery cover on newer devices. Auto Reset costs $0.99 USD on Windows Mobile Marketplace.
Next2Me is a free search-practically-anything in my proximity application. The program features 30 different categories such as hotels, restaurants, stores, ATMs and many more. There is even direct integration with Wikipedia to search out historical and fun points-of-interest. Next2Me has a calling feature that allows the place of business to be dialed directly from the program and saved as a contact for future reference. Next2Me uses both cell phone tower triangulation and GPS proximity to locate what is around you. The program is free on Windows Mobile Marketplace.
WeatherBug is a free weather application that provides users access with up-to-date weather information from stations in the U.S. and around the world. WeatherBug gives current conditions, forecasts, radar and maps and as well as severe weather alerts. The program can even display camera views from major cities. The ad-supported application is free on Windows Mobile Marketplace.
Edgeway Turbo21 is a blackjack variant in which you need to make as many sets of 21 as you can in the allotted time. The game is $1.99 on Windows Mobile Marketplace.
GpsSpot from Cradle Software uses the onboard or attached GPS device to help save and recall nearly any previously visited site on Earth. Want to know where you parked your car? Where that great spot was the last time you went hiking? Just snap a photo and GpsSpot will save it for future recall. To get back to the exact location saved just follow the arrow. The program shows exact mileage or kilometers to the destination as well as how fast you are traveling. GpsSpot costs $3.99 on Windows Mobile Marketplace.
Mobile Translator is a free application on Windows Mobile Marketplace that is capable of translating many different languages. The program utilizes the Bing translator service to provide a bi-direction translation of languages such as: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Thai. Some languages require a matching Unicode font be installed to properly render that character set.
xMaps is an offline map application that allows you to download worldwide map data from Openstreetmaps directly to your phone. The program will show your current GPS position along with your speed and altitude. Tag your favorite places with a marker for future reference. xMaps is an ideal program for bike tours, hiking, or venturing out where there is either roaming data or no data. The program costs $1.99 on Windows Mobile Marketplace.
In this video we demonstrate probably one of the most addictive games ever, Hunting. Protect your homeland and earn food by preventing the enemies from reaching the exit. The strategic placement of your warriors will keep the ememies at bay. The game becomes progressively more difficult throughout each round. When you have proven yourself worthy and all of the levels have been unlocked you may challenge your friends in the multiplayer arena over a Bluetooth connection. Hunting is $1.99 on Windows Mobile Marketplace but there is a trial available.