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2Flicka and Simple Calendar pick up new features in latest updates

Simple Calendar

Flickr has no plans and no love for Windows Phone. Which is a shame, but at least we have solid third-party Flickr clients like 2Flicka. The app just picked up a pretty massive update. Speaking of updates, we’re also seeing an update for Simple Calendar in the Windows Phone Store. Let’s check out what’s new in these two apps.



We last covered 2Flicka in late January. Back then the app was updated to version 1.4 and introduced notifications, Live tile fixes and much more. Today we have v1.5 in the Windows Phone Store with the following changes:

  • Ability to upload single or multiple pics straight to a photoset
  • Set cycling lockscreen background (automatically from Friends activity, my stream, favs) or static image that user chooses in photo viewer
  • Add/change location where picture was taken, to map manually
  • Ability to set what count should be displayed on the main tile and lockscreen (friend activity or notifications)
  • Pin explore, search, contacts and groups to start screen
  • New tiles with accent colored strip on bottom
  • Popup toasts for new notifications
  • Support to enable/disable background agent
  • Support for High Res picture in viewer
  • Improved UI to be more in line with WP8 guidelines
  • Increased the notifications range from 30 to 90 days
  • Minor bug fixes

This is a nice update for fans of Flickr using 2Flicka. We’re liking the ability to upload multiple photos into a photoset. Which is something we’ll be doing more and more of with devices like the Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1520. Pinning various sections of 2Flicka to the Start screen is also welcomed. Have a favorite group you frequent? Just pin it to Start.

Grab the latest version of 2Flicka in the Windows Phone Store. ($1.29/Trial available)

QR: 2Flicka

Simple Calendar

Simple Calendar

Head to the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see Simple Calendar now at version We last covered the app when it went to version 3.2.1. That update featured Live tiles with different colored backgrounds and more. Here’s what’s new in the latest version of Simple Calendar:

  • Added Lex and Brooks premium wide tiles
  • Add option to show week number on Frodo tile
  • Fixed Frodo tile to show appointments in white when tile background color matches account color

Not a big set of changes to Simple Calendar, but some that we’re sure are appreciated by a few of you out there.

You can grab the latest version of Simple Calendar in the Windows Phone Store. (Free/In-app purchases)

QR: Simple Calendar

Thanks for the tips everyone!



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DennisvdG says:

I like the look of that black live tile

MPCowan says:

2Flicka is a great Flickr app, but no love for Flickr Central? It got a nice hefty update Saturday night adding 8 new languages (to a total of 9 now supported) as well as inline photostream viewing from the contacts page, and bulk adding photos to sets and groups. Not to mention all of the other user suggested features that have been added since the app was last mentioned on WPCentral. Here is a link for those interested (it is free and without ads):

bkbkjbb says:

Flickr Central is excellent! And its free. That's what I use. Paying for a Flickr app is just wrong.

sikku says:

Am using Flickr Central as my lock screen app too.. Its just awesome. We have control over what pic needs to be in our lock screen...

2flicka sounds too G

Dear Matthew, seems like you love hijacking articles about 2flicka. Besides this one, here's another 2flicka related article you've performed your magic on:

I wonder why that is? Didn't they teach you at Microsoft that black hat marketing is bad? Did you see any mention of 2flicka or any other competing apps on articles related to your app? Did you see anyone from Indulged or Pixl promoting their apps on posts dedicated to yours? That's called common sense. You should spend more time improving your app instead of complaining you don't get enough exposure. Convince people with your app and you'll get further than with this kind of comment.

sikku says:

Calm down bro... The review in the WP store speak more than the exposure given to any app.. Instead of putting others down we need to spend time in getting better reviews.. :)

INV3000 says:

Also, line just released an update too

jfa1 says:

Has anyone seen anything about modifying the calendar API so that apps can access the API and edit appointments in the app and skip the stock calendar

You can't *just* modify APIs, especially OS ones. Using the OS APIs means your at the mercy of the boundaries within them.

Anyone know what those toggle tiles on top are? They look great. 

irvin792 says:

I know shortcuts4all has the option to make those kinda of tiles and like millions of other really useful stuff , there is another app that does it bit it only has like 5 tile options

Novron says:

Would be nice if at least one of them included a hotspot tile.

Microsoft doesn't provide the functionality for programatically navigating to Internet Sharing. For other connectivity shortcuts, try Status Tiles.

sikku says:

Simple Calendar does not update the live tile at all.. The live tile still shows 3rd march as todays date.. Very bad...

Novron says:

Mine updates but it's pulling fictional calendar appointments from somewhere. Have a lot of days showing "private appointment." For no reason.

VinchRiel says:

Flicker n yahoo hate wp coz stupid woman marissa mayer (ceo yahoo) ex scroogle..

tamolnar says:

And you hate language.