AboutOne app released as Windows Phone exclusive

Windows Phone users now have a new mobile app to download that promises to be something that can be used by the whole family. The Windows Phone blog has revealed that AboutOne has released its first mobile app as a Windows Phone exclusive. It's now available to download via the Windows Phone Marketplace.

The software uses your Windows Phone device to help organize you and your family's plans and activities. For example, photos taken from the Windows Phone device can then be uploaded to your AboutOne account to keep a running scrapbook of family sports events and other activities.

It also has some serious uses, for example, you can take or scan a picture of a receipt from a recent product purchase using the app. The AboutOne site can store that receipt picture as well as offer any "links to warranty info, user’s guide, and purchase place." If you have kids, you can access their medical information via the AboutOne app when you take them to the doctor's office for their regular appointment.

If there is some kind of emergency, the app can display things like emergency contacts and health information, even in locations where there is no cell phone service. Finally, if you happen to lose your Windows Phone product, the AboutOne app allows for password protection.

Image via AboutOne

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If you have kids, you can access their medical information via the AboutOne app when you take them to the doctor's office for their regular appointment.
For myself, as I do not have kids, I would definitely hold off until Windows Phone 8, which is supposedly bringing complete file system encryption, before putting that type of information onto my phone.

Without proof, the idea that it's only behind a password on my phone does not really prompt me to think it's much more secure considering the number of stories that have recently debuted where the files are easily accessible with direct hardware access (hence my thought of delay). This is part paranoia, and part the problem with the modern world (automated identity theft anyone).

Beyond that, it's a good idea to make this kind of information mobile. Heck, it would be nice to keep track of such information for dog too.

DevilsNotDead said,
Its just ok.. need improvements

Have you tried it? You have spent a few hours using it, putting it though its paces, seeing how it works for you to say that it is "just OK" and "needs improvements?" Or are you just putting out a crap "review" to discredit it?

nothing to get proud about being exclusive.

If there is a missing app on WP7, complain that the marketplace (now over 90,000 apps) has no apps on it.
If there is an app on WP7 that is on iOS or Android, complain that there are no exclusives.
If there is an app on WP7 that is not on iOS or Android, complain that it is "nothing to get [sic] proud about"

If somebody were to say this about Android or iOS, you would be screaming "hater" right now.

nohone said,

Have you tried it? You have spent a few hours using it, putting it though its paces, seeing how it works for you to say that it is "just OK" and "needs improvements?" Or are you just putting out a crap "review" to discredit it?

If there is a missing app on WP7, complain that the marketplace (now over 90,000 apps) has no apps on it.
If there is an app on WP7 that is on iOS or Android, complain that there are no exclusives.
If there is an app on WP7 that is not on iOS or Android, complain that it is "nothing to get [sic] proud about"

If somebody were to say this about Android or iOS, you would be screaming "hater" right now.

+1

nohone said,

Have you tried it? You have spent a few hours using it, putting it though its paces, seeing how it works for you to say that it is "just OK" and "needs improvements?" Or are you just putting out a crap "review" to discredit it?

If there is a missing app on WP7, complain that the marketplace (now over 90,000 apps) has no apps on it.
If there is an app on WP7 that is on iOS or Android, complain that there are no exclusives.
If there is an app on WP7 that is not on iOS or Android, complain that it is "nothing to get [sic] proud about"

If somebody were to say this about Android or iOS, you would be screaming "hater" right now.

Should be used to it by now, any positive Microsoft news is shat on immediately by haters, no matter which site its posted on. With WP7 especially the product is definitely not deserving of all the hate spewed towards it, so I'm calling fear.

efjay said,

Should be used to it by now, any positive Microsoft news is shat on immediately by haters, no matter which site its posted on. With WP7 especially the product is definitely not deserving of all the hate spewed towards it, so I'm calling fear.

And the title of the movie is.......................?

Fritzly said,

And the title of the movie is.......................?

"Reality" - the biggest, action packed thriller of the year.

nohone said,

"Reality" - the biggest, action packed thriller of the year.

Cool! Ballmer is dressed like Indiana Jones I guess...…

efjay said,

Should be used to it by now, any positive Microsoft news is shat on immediately by haters, no matter which site its posted on. With WP7 especially the product is definitely not deserving of all the hate spewed towards it, so I'm calling fear.

Since Apple cannot target Windows Phone directly (they would LOVE to) its left up to the Apple fanboys to try and hate and badmouth Windows Phone as much as possible.