In this episode of the Windows Phone 7 App Roundup we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will keep you entertained, let you listen to Pandora Radio, and check your current heart rate. 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.
Developed by Microsoft Research, Face Mask allows you to use your Windows Phone 7 smartphone as a photo booth that lets you add masks to your photos. Just select one of your photos with a face on it and use Face Mask to create funny portraits. Face Mask has automatic face detection to make selecting a face easily. Unload the photos to your SkyDrive, save it to your WP7 device, or share it over multiple social networks.
Music Wallpaper is a simple app that allows you to create your own customized wallpaper. Zune is definitely the best way to acquire album art on any mobile platform; Music Wallpaper utilizes this enhancement to create wallpaper from your music album art. Just select which albums you want to have on your wallpaper and Music Wallpaper will quickly render a collage of your music art.
Radio Controlled is a third party Pandora Radio client that gives you all the same features of Pandora Radio online. Just input your account information and Radio Controlled with start playing your Pandora music. Skip tracks, thumbs up your favorites, and add new radio stations easily. The app will play in the background so you can listen to your music with the screen locked.
EasyHeartRate is an innovate app that uses your Windows Phone 7 camera to detect your current heart rate. Just place your finger over the camera lens and EasyHeartRate will begin calculating your heart rate. The app works by detecting the color variance between oxygenated blood and deoxygenated blood, which shows up as different hues of red. Input your age and gender to find out what your target heart rate should be during activity and resting.
Word It is a challenging word puzzle game. The object of the game is to use the clues and segments of words to guess the words and solve the puzzle. Select from different categories that appeal to your knowledge.