Well the award season is here with the Oscars coming up and the Golden Globes in the recent past, so it is only fitting that you might want to catch up with all the Red Carpet Drama, Well E! has got you covered with the E! Red Carpet app for Windows Phone. E! will use the app to give you a backstage look at all the major award shows, from the Oscars to the Grammys. That’ll include exclusive news, photos, videos, and interviews from the red carpet and beyond. Download the E! Red Carpet app now from the Windows Phone Store for free.
TwinkleMap is a is a discussion platform where users discover, debate, and discuss the hottest issues. Users can view the questions and answers as well as votes but to vote, comment or rate a question, they will need to sign in after which they will be assigned a “ZekeId” that will enable them to continue. Its really fun and the best deserving app for App Of the Week…And did I mention its FREE?
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So here i was the other day doing a search on the Windows Store, and since we were in the AFCON Spirit, i decided to download any suitable AFCON app, so i searched for AFCON 2013 and no results came up. That came with mixed feelings for me. Firstly if it was an Euro tournament, there would be tons of apps for the tournament but now not even one came up. It wasn’t even used as keyword for an app, No result at all. Perhaps developers didn’t feel People with Windows 8 would actually be interested in AFCON 2013 or they felt Websites were enough for such information. Well people would need a Windows 8 app, so i decided to come up with one. Its not perfect but its my second Windows 8 app. It took me a day to finish(I wanted it to be out before Nations Cup officially started so i rushed it). So please be mild on the app.
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Microsoft has announced Windows Startup Challenge. a joint effort between Startup Weekend, DEMO and Microsoft Windows. The top 5 teams winning this challenge will receive a promo package which includes banners, marketing and PR support from Microsoft. Also the top team will get the opportunity to launch their app at DEMO Mobile stage in front of top tier seed investors, VCs, and tech press.
If you are just starting out as a Windows Store app developer, this challenge will test your ability to prototype a business idea and bring your app to life. The winning team will receive a spot at DEMO Mobile to launch their app on April 17th in San Francisco.
The challenge has two stages:
- Windows Store app prototype
Submit a 2-minute video (or a presentation) that shows a prototype of your app.
Deadline: January 29th
- App design and development
If your entry is selected, work with an assigned expert to develop your prototyped app and get it ready for launch.
Deadline: March 1st
I’ve always loved hearing peoples opinions, whether its on the social networks or on news sites or other, its always amazing that no matter how bizzarre, or off an idea sounds, there will always be the people who are for it and the one’s against it. That is where the idea for TwinkleMap came about. Developing a platform for people to share their ideas, create polls, debate about practically anything they see fit from Entertainment to Lifestyle to News and Sports, but it will have a social touch, a social feel for people to come and debate. Then the idea came for being able to share opinions without fear of stigma or anything of that sort. They will be able to post not using their real names but pseudo names assigned to the user by the system. What i like to call “Zeke Id”(Don’t ask how i came up with the name). The platform will be about questions, opinions, ideas and not about the people posting them and still have that social feel, that connection. Think of social without being social. Then i thought about making it Location based where you will only be served with the questions arising from News around your preferred location(Only a few countries are served for now). Where someone from England will view questions based on United Kingdom and not bother about those in the United States if he wasn’t interested. The idea was conceived sometime last year and i was thinking of a Windows 8 app to publish. I loved the platform and i wanted my first published Windows 8 app to be something big. Something i would look back and say to myself. ” I did a good job”. So I got to work. It was challenging and fun along the way but in the end it was worth it, after hours and hours and hours of coding(I wouldn’t say how long it took me. Just that it didn’t take so long and it didn’t take so short either) . This was supposed to be a review of TwinkleMap but i guess I’m the wrong person to review my app. I wouldn’t really do justice and i will obviously rate it the best(Its actually the best) since I’m the developer but do download and rate and review if you love or hate it. Its free….for now(In Bane’s voice)
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Firstly, i would like to wish everyone a happy new year. Hope the holidays was memorable. As for me i spent the holidays putting some finishing touches on my first Windows 8 app which has finally been published to the Windows Store(It just had to be perfect). Almost Three months after Windows 8 launch, i finally published my first of many to really keep everyone occupied. This one is titled TwinkleMap. I’m not going to give a description or anything like that. That comes later(in Bane’s voice). So please feel free to download and drop a review whether you love it or hate it (you will definitely love it)
TwinkleMap for Windows 8
Finnish retailer Verkkokauppa has sent a Lumia 920 into space attached to a balloon. The company decided to see how far the device could reach until the balloon burst for it to then travel back down to Earth. The Windows Phone managed to achieve a height of 30km, spending more than 27 minutes in sub-zero temperatures.
Encased in a special container, the device made it back to sea level and was recovered by the launch team. However, it has been revealed that numerous Lumia 920s were sent up into the air. Unfortunately the team hasn’t had much luck locating a second Lumia 920. This is where a 1,000 Euros offer comes into play. Whoever can find the missing Windows Phone and contacts the company will receive the reward.
According to a Facebook post, the handset’s last known co-ordinates were:
- Latitude: 61.324573
- Longitude: 27.734175
Using Google Bing Maps, this location is in Finland (we do not recommend the use of Maps in iOS6) where the Lumia 920 is likely situated on water. Should you happen to locate the missing device, be sure to contact the number on the container, or take a photo and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lumia 800 was previously sent up into space by a team of UK scientists at the University of Southampton, which reached 32km and was airborne for 2 hours and 22 minutes. It seems Nokia Windows Phones are sturdy machines when it comes to being fired up into orbit. Perhaps we’ll see a HTC device replace the unmanned space exploration robots? At least -should we meet any unknown life forms- they’ll have a decent smartphone to play with.
Culled from wpcentral