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Topic # 81970 20-Apr-2011 21:00 Send private message

So what are your favourite wp7 apps and games that you have got loaded on your device? Feel free to update the thread with whatever app you find is useful from time to time and explain a bit about it in one liner including the cost.


 4th & Mayor - Fantastic foursquare application that is better than the official 4sq app and it's free to download. Recommended!

 Adobe Reader - Free to download and a must have if you recieve PDF attachments in emails.  

 Air NZ mpass - Free to download and a great app if you travel with AIR NZ a bit. No more printing boarding passes. 

bubblegum - Free to download and prob the best camera capturing app out in the market which lets you add filters, crop, move, scale. Recommended!

Facebook - This is free and it's the full fledged app made by MS themselves. You can view pesonal messsages, check in to places, view albums, friends, wall posts etc. Recommended.

Fim - Free app which lets you chat with your facebook friends

IMDB - Free and a great app. Movie reviews, showtimes etc for the nearest cinema hall.

Live cricket - free app and it's really good. pulls data off cricinfo and displays it in a nice mobile format.

PODCASTS! - free app. You can view or hear all the latest audio and video podcasts from around the world. Recommended!

Poqet Directory - Paid app but trial is available. Local directory search in NZ. really really good. Recommded!

Project emporia - free app created by MSFT Research. You can create your own personal news view. Recommended!   

Subway - Free and prob the app I use the most. Lets you order your sub. Find the nearest subway near you automatically. Shows your subcard balance. Has saved me waiting in long subway queues plenty of times now.

TradeMObile and Goseeberry - Paid apps but trial is available. Both are great trademe apps. Pick which one you like the most and buy it.

Twitter - free and the official twitter client fr wp7. really good and has plenty of features. Recommended! 

YellowNZ - free and a local directory search app just like poqet directory. Even has bing maps support like poqet directory.

Lazyworm youtube - unless you have an HTC WP7 device, there is no good and free youtube app like one in the HTC wp7 marketplace. There is free and paid version available. Free is ad supported and a must have app if you watch a lot on youtube.                
    

Games  


Flight central - $4.99 xbox live enabled. pretty cool game. land planes on the airport without crashing into another aircraft.

fruit ninja - $4.99 xbox live enabled. addictive game and very nicely done. Recommended!

ilomilo - $8.49 xbox live enabled. another addictive game. ilo must meet milo somehow. great 3D effects.

need for speed undercover - $8.49 xbox live enabled. another addictive game. race cars and win.

rocket riot - $8.49 xbox live enabled. great game. controls are good and story is well done. kill the boss.

Alphajax - $4.99. scrabble but play online with others turn by turn. has notifications and leaderboards etc. Recommended!

Birdybounce - $1.79 i think. Very addictive. Recommended!

Bubblejump - Free. Very addivtive. Recommended!

Swipy man plus  - $1.79 i think. addictive. Recommended!

Trine's hangman - $3.49 i think. addictive. Recommended.

Wordament - free and highly recommended. make as many words as you can in the time limit. you are playing vs other on the internet in every game. Very nice and addictive game.    
                      




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  Reply # 461086 20-Apr-2011 21:23 Send private message

I had a WP7 device for a week, and didn't find any apps that made me want to move off Android. I found all of them rather limited in what they could do (for example, Twitter or Seesmic) - Foursquare was laggy and unstable etc. I find the whole OS is nice, responsive, but all the apps (a bit like iOS) look the same and ain't quite baked yet.

So, I actually don't have any favourite apps, it's more or less I had to use them to get by, I think the real powerful side of WP7 is the games, I gave a few a go and found it worked very well.

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  Reply # 461089 20-Apr-2011 21:42 Send private message

I tend to use my smartphone for emails most of the time. The Twitter app is a bit limited, and Seesmic is quite slow.

Foursquare is not always accurate, but 4th & Mayor is very slow, because they have problems when people have more than 50 friends.

As I live in email, this is the strongest of the apps for me, as is the browser. Both perform really well.





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  Reply # 461096 20-Apr-2011 21:51 Send private message

freitasm: I tend to use my smartphone for emails most of the time. The Twitter app is a bit limited, and Seesmic is quite slow.

Foursquare is not always accurate, but 4th & Mayor is very slow, because they have problems when people have more than 50 friends.

As I live in email, this is the strongest of the apps for me, as is the browser. Both perform really well.



Totally agree with you, I found the email and the browser was good on the phone (except the browser does need a update which is coming soon) - but from everyone I talk to they all say the apps are quite limited + I have experienced this for myself. Foursquare with me had major issues but worked in the end - sometimes I could not find venues and had to pull out my other phone to check in.

It's getting there though - Just needs baking time to ensure the crunchy texture. 




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  Reply # 461121 20-Apr-2011 22:47 Send private message

I'm pretty happy with the built in applications along with Facebook (from Microsoft) and Twitter (from Twitter). I'd say that the performance is probably in part due to it being a new platform for developers and Microsoft still working to add features and optimise things. It'll be interesting to see how things pan out with Mango being planned for release sometime towards the end of this year.




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  Reply # 461156 21-Apr-2011 01:05 Send private message

michaelmurfy: I find the whole OS is nice, responsive, but all the apps (a bit like iOS) look the same and ain't quite baked yet.


I actually think that have all the apps "looking the same" increases the useability somewhat.  I having to re-learn a new interface for each new program.

As for good apps, i think AlphaJax is a great game and as its a NZ game its well worth supporting.  I also have WeatherBug on there as my weather app - it puts the current weather on the tile on the front menu which is nice.  For my 2 y.o. i have iTot Flashcards+ trial and i'm probably going to buy it.  It does some nice flashcards and in three languages complete with audio. I also have the AirNZ mPass app, CWR Mobile CRM app, SUBWAY app and the All Blacks app along with the standard twitter and facebook apps.




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  Reply # 461167 21-Apr-2011 08:02 Send private message

There was a Seesmic app update overnight which seems to have improved speed all around.




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Apps:

Facebook

Trip Advisor

AppTracker

WP7 News

Ebay
 
Shazam


Games:


Flight center

Fruit Ninja

Fable: Coin Golf
             

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