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#211 SekaiStory



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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:00

My own app got approved last week and is up in the Store, it's called Activity Runner and serves as an extended To-Do app. You can download it here.

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#212 grayscale



  • Joined: 13-February 11

Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:05

TuneUp IncrediLock

It provides widgets on the lock screen. As of now, only a sticky note can be placed. Note that you have to choose a lock screen picture first before you can use the widget.
This does not work with Chameleon so the rotating lock screen pictures will be disabled when this app is active.

Personally, I prefer to-dos because I rarely spend time on the lock screen.

#213 ~Johnny



  • Joined: 10-August 08
  • Location: London, England, Earth, Milky Way

Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:11

How hard is it to add support for more audio formats? Just wondering really.

Well, lets put it like this: there's a reason there's not a single application in the store that adds support for extra audio file formats at the moment :p

Microsoft should really chuck out a sample at some point...

#214 scorpian007



  • Joined: 03-July 12
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 930 Orange

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:10

If DOSBox could be ported onto WindowsRT, that would be amazing.

#215 Matthew_Thepc



  • Joined: 16-July 11
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • OS: Windows 8.1 RTM

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:19

If DOSBox could be ported onto WindowsRT, that would be amazing.

Aeon (also on Codeplex) seems like it would be easier to port, at least for me (C# is a lot more my forte than DOSBox's C++), and just glancing over it, it doesn't seem to suck.
Anybody else interested on working on this (or a real DOSBox port)? I'd be willing to give it a try :)

#216 Flippinwindows



  • Joined: 09-July 11
  • Location: Hemet, CA
  • OS: Windows 8 Consumer Edition/ Windows 7 Professional

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:19

Here at that site I have a series called What's on my Start Screen.

I'm at my 5th Episode and these are all recommendations for decent and appealing Windows 8 Apps.


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  • Joined: 30-October 10
  • Location: UK
  • OS: 7 SP1 x64

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:30

Just read that TVCatchup is now in the store for 8 and RT

On my phone atm so can't link to it

#218 Dashel



  • Joined: 03-December 01
  • Location: USA

Posted 07 December 2012 - 16:10

Got my niece using Khan Academy - fantastic app. The NASA Mars one is neat too.

#219 MorganX



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 22:57

Has facebook touch been mentioned? If not, I like it much better than a browser. It's basically the Modern UI version of the HTML 5 app. No timeline support yet.

#220 Dashel



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  • Location: USA

Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:14

My wife loves that Facebook touch app Morgan. (Picked up a Surface over the weekend) I hope they add timeline soon, it would really flesh out the widescreen view (she prefers it vertical atm because of this) like it does in the People app.

#221 grayscale



  • Joined: 13-February 11

Posted 11 December 2012 - 22:45

Adobe Reader is in the Store now.

#222 Dashel



  • Joined: 03-December 01
  • Location: USA

Posted 12 December 2012 - 22:04

JAM's TreeSize Touch is an interesting conversion of their great desktop sizing app.

#223 Subhadip



  • Joined: 18-August 02

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:27

Adobe Reader is in the Store now.

Not bad... until I see it using 200 MB. Same pdf in Modern Reader - 36 MB. It is more responsive though, to be fair.

Interesting to see the Windows Store growth is actually accelerating. Over 30000 apps now, adding in at 600-700 apps per day, and accelerating. Very likely there will be 50,000 apps by the time Windows 8 is 3 months old. By the time Windows Blue comes along there will probably be more apps than Android tablets and perhaps even iPads.

#224 AmUnderage



  • Joined: 18-January 11
  • Location: Some where
  • OS: win 8
  • Phone: 999

Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:18

4oD app now available for win 8 :D Got to love it
channel 4 a big thums up

#225 TheDarkLord



  • Joined: 13-December 11
  • Location: London
  • OS: Ubuntu, Windows 7, Windows 8

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:55

Apps that I love and use are:
Netflix - Movies/Video streaming app
Amazon - Shopping
Tune in Radio - Music streaming app
Khan's Academy - Educational videos. Covers variety of topics.
Kindle - Book reader
Wikipedia - Encyclopedia
Wordament - Word making game
Jetpack joyride - Arcade game