By Daniel Webster | September 20, 2011 12:34 AM
In this episode of the Windows Phone 7 App Roundup we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will help you find a great deal on Craigslist, track flights by number or airport, and keep you entertained. To download these apps directly to your WP7 device, just click on the title of the application and the Zune software will automatically launch to the app in Marketplace. If you have the free Microsoft Tag app installed on your WP7 smartphone just snap a picture of the Tag image and the mobile Marketplace will navigate to that app.
Craigslist A+ Trial and $1.99 full version
Searching through Craigslist just got a whole lot easier with Craigslist A+. Specify which region and category you would like to search through and Craigslist A+ will find items in your area. This app is seems easier to use than the actual Craigslist website. View photos and descriptions, share the items with others, and save it to your favorites.
FlightAware A free application
FlightAware is undoubtedly the best free flight tracking app available for any mobile platform. This app has better features and a more easy to use interface than even the best paid flight tracking apps out there. Track flights by flight number, tail number, search by airport or city. View a Bing map as to the approximate location of the aircraft and get detailed information about the flight including what kind of aircraft it is, what the duration of the flight is, the altitude, and much more. So the next time you need to pick someone up from the airport or just want to see which flights are delayed, try the FlightAware app.
Music Alarm Clock A free application
One obnoxious thing about most built in mobile alarm clocks is that they only allow you to select a ring or buzz from your notification sounds. Music Alarm Clock gives you the option to pick a song to play from your Windows Phone 7 Zune player. Change the settings so the snooze will go off when you share the phone and select how long the durations are between shakes. This app also has a night time clock that will not distract you during your slumber. At this moment the app must be kept open unless you have Mango installed on your device for the fast app switching.
Birds On A Wire Trial and $1.99 full version
Bird are all the rage when it comes to mobile games and Birds On A Wire is no exception. Air your cannon at the birds on the wires to knock them off and prevent them from eating your crops. Shoot the same colored birds to cause a chain reaction, remove a color and that color will no longer show up on the playing field. When all the birds are knocked off the wire before the Sun sets, you beat that level and move onto the next.
FastBall 2 A free application
FastBall 2 is a challenging fast moving game in which you must bounce a small ball over objects while collecting stars. Avoid all of the objects while collecting the stars to get bonuses and reach the end of the level. The game is simple enough to play but quite additive and sometimes even frustrating when you continue to hit the same obstacle.