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#1 Mattytommo

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 13:21

In line with the two other threads about iPhone and Android, we might as well get the ball rolling with the Windows Phone 7 apps!

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Ones I'm using currently:

Apps:

Shazam (free) - most will be familiar with this already, free app that will recognise music by recording a clip and trying to match it to a song.
Attentive Phone (free) - nice app to do things like setting the phone to mute ringing when flipping it, or turn it into pocket mode to ring louder when in a pocket/bag
IMDB (free) - really nice looking way to access IMDB, also shows US movie times and shows your closest cinemas on bing maps associated with your current location
Photo Enhancer (free) - this htc app can apply extra cool filters to photos taken (black & white, vintage, auto contrast adjustments etc).
Sound Enhancer (free) - another free htc app that can add dolby mobile & srs enhancement effects to audio and video sound, if you have the headphones in you can also manually configure the sound via an equalizer.

Games:

Unite (free) - accelerometer based labyrinth game from Microsoft Game Studios, only the goal is to join multiple balls into one ball. Very good considering it's free!
The Harvest (£5.49) - bit pricy, but this action RPG is worth it in IMO, probably the best game yet to come out for WP7, but the loading times are a bit long, but worth the wait!


#2 MS Pandya

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 22:40

Pretty sure Attentive Phone, Photo Enhancer and Sound Enhancer are HTC apps only, and they're not available to (other manufacturers) handets. Certainly couldn't find them on marketplace.


I'll add Cocktailflow though. SO BEAUTIFUL.

#3 OP Mattytommo

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:03

Pretty sure Attentive Phone, Photo Enhancer and Sound Enhancer are HTC apps only, and they're not available to (other manufacturers) handets. Certainly couldn't find them on marketplace.


I'll add Cocktailflow though. SO BEAUTIFUL.


Ah I see, which handset are you on? Is your hub any good? The HTC one seems absolutely purpose-less?

BTW, what is Cocktailflow for?

#4 MS Pandya

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:06

Ah I see, which handset are you on? Is your hub any good? The HTC one seems absolutely purpose-less?

BTW, what is Cocktailflow for?


I'm waiting on a Dell Venue Pro (expecting it next week with any luck), and I don't think Dell actually did any OEM software whatsoever. The HTC one does seem a bit blah. LG's DNLA software is fairly nice.


Cocktailflow is an app for cocktails (duh :p), can go by name, ingredients etc. More information here; http://cocktailflow.com/

#5 vetCalum

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:23

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#6 Gaffney

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 19:18

IMDB is probably the best looking I've seen. The twitter and facebook apps are quite good but they come with the phone.

The marketplace should start to fill up to Christmas once developers have their hands on a device. I would like to see a better windows messenger app, a better youtube app, some better ways to upload to eg twitpic, multitasking and better text editing but the multitasking and better text editing is coming after Christmas, hopefully a youtube app comes soon unless they are going to have to wait for flash which is also coming after Christmas but there is plenty more to keep me satisfied.

#7 andrewbares

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 20:39

Attentive Phone (free) - nice app to do things like setting the phone to mute ringing when flipping it, or turn it into pocket mode to ring louder when in a pocket/bag


Attentive Phone sounds awesome (it's just like the options HTC added to Windows Mobile 6.5) but can it actually do those things? Because WP7 can't multitask, ya know... so I don't see how it can handle those features, unless it is triggered when it detects an incoming call? Once I get my HD7 I'll try it for myself of course.

#8 MS Pandya

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:13

Attentive Phone sounds awesome (it's just like the options HTC added to Windows Mobile 6.5) but can it actually do those things? Because WP7 can't multitask, ya know... so I don't see how it can handle those features, unless it is triggered when it detects an incoming call? Once I get my HD7 I'll try it for myself of course.



It can because it's an OEM app added by HTC (hence why the features are like the ones HTC added to WM6.5 :p). OEMs are allowed to bend rules and utilise APIs not available to most developers. It's also why it's only available on HTC handsets, and not Samsungs.

#9 StandingInAlley

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:59

Polyglot ~ http://pocketnow.com...owcase-polyglot

#10 ~Johnny

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:12

Springy! form formspring.me. Especially when you choose the native theme   :p

And "de blob revolution". Super  kewl game ^__^

Oh and its worth noting, form what I can tell the loading times for games on Omnia 7 appear to be shorter than HTC devices :/ <img src="">

#11 vetByron_Hinson

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:14

IMDB is probably the best looking I've seen. The twitter and facebook apps are quite good but they come with the phone.

The marketplace should start to fill up to Christmas once developers have their hands on a device. I would like to see a better windows messenger app, a better youtube app, some better ways to upload to eg twitpic, multitasking and better text editing but the multitasking and better text editing is coming after Christmas, hopefully a youtube app comes soon unless they are going to have to wait for flash which is also coming after Christmas but there is plenty more to keep me satisfied.


Twitter doesnt come with the phone...least didnt here

#12 K.John

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:28

Weather (from Microsoft)
Sound Enhancer (HTC only) - Dolby Mobile makes it hard for me to believe that I'm listening to music through a headphone. Seriously feels like there are speakers surrounding me.
Flash Light (HTC only)
Shopping List (microsoft)
Lists (HTC)

Facebook, Twitter
World Clock
Level (to see if a surface is level)
Attentive Phone (HTC)

#13 Gaffney

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:47

Twitter doesnt come with the phone...least didnt here

Came with mines, Samsung OMNIA 7 GT-i8700 on three or either I downloaded it so far I can't remember.

#14 OP Mattytommo

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:37

I'll add Flowerz. Highly addictive, simple free game from Microsoft with a possible 200 achievements :D.

#15 Mouettus

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 16:16

maybe I'm dumb... but I just downloaded the youtube app and can't make it work.

Well all it does is start m.youtube.com in the browser and can search and listen from there. but when I'm browsing normal web content in the browser and come across a youtube video... nothing happens. I've tried tapping it, double tapping it, hold my finger on it, etc.

??



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