The Valentine’s Day App (hopefully you put more effort into your Valentine’s Day gift than the developers put into the name) is a list of loving messages that you can send via SMS to your special someone. It might not be the most creative way to impress your better half this year, but just the right message might hit that sweet spot in their heart. Just make sure that the English translations are actually correct, because the app has some pretty flagrant errors in a lot of the messages. Incorrect verb conjugation is not the way to win your lover’s heart. Then again, if you lovebirds can’t get enough of the unintentional comedy of nightmarishly bad English (and there are some real gems here), this app is perfect.
The Valentine’s Day App is available for free from the Windows Phone Market.
Aviary, the company which provides photo-editing tools for the web and mobile is planning to expand its support to Windows Phone platform. Aviary will make it possible for app developers to incorporate its photo-editing technology into Windows Phone apps using the SDK which will be released soon.
According to Todd Bishop,
Aviary was convinced to make the investment in the Windows Phone SDK based on factors including Nokia’s focus on photography in the new Lumia line of Windows Phones, with Carl Zeiss lenses. “At a hardware level they’ve just done everything right,” said Paul Murphy, a vice president at Aviary.
In the leaked screenshots of Windows 8 Build 8220 via PCbeta.com forums, Start menu and Start Orb in the Windows task bar are removed. Now the task bar will act as a regular dock with start menu funtionality moved to the charms bar on the left. Microsoft is expected to release Windows 8 beta for public later this week and is expected to get RTMd in September.
via: Neowin Image Credit: PCBeta.com
InstaCam is an unofficial Instagram client for Windows Phones, and unfortunately, that means it’s very limited in what you can do with it. Users can view other Instagram pictures with or without an account, search photos by tag, and follow other users. The app does include seven filters, including two exclusive filters, that users can apply to edit their own photos, but they cannot upload those photos to Instagram from within the app. If you need something for a quick browse around Instagram, and you’re for whatever reason opposed to getting an account, you can try out InstaCam for free.
InstaCam is available now for free from the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Culled from ChipChick
The Windows Phone Marketplace now covers five more territories. Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru and the Philippines now join the 36 other countries that have access to games and apps for their handsets. However the phone will need to have Windows Phone 7.5 installed to access the new stores.
China is not open to Windows Phone owners just yet, but developers are able to submit content. If you’re a developer with global reach, be sure to read up on Brix’s latest post walking through this expansion.
Source: Windows Phone Team Blog
Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone by developer Den Delimarsky picks up where Microsoft’s Channel 9 left off. In short, these are achievements…but for developers! And now you can track them easily on your Windows Phone, thanks to Den’s app.
Having said that, the app itself is pretty awesome with the ability to track your achievements as well as sharing and comparing your scores to others for ultimate bragging rights.
Grab the free app here and now in the Marketplace.
Culled from wpcentral