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App Update Roundup

We're slowly grinding through this week, covering news and looking at what's next for Microsoft and its platforms. Developers have been busy cranking out updates left, right and center to keep consumers happy with new features, bug addressing and more. We'll round up some of the updates that have passed through the store.

Cal 1.4

The update for Cal is a small, but important release. This latest version, to be exact, adds Windows Phone 8.1 support in the form of transparent live tiles. Should you be rocking the developer preview of the next major Windows Phone release, you'll be pleased to hear that Cal will now integrate nicely to reveal those awesome backgrounds you have set up.

QR: Cal


This is a super neat app for Windows Phone which helps smartphone owners see who's calling them. There may have been numerous times when an unknown caller is contacting you and you simply do not know whether it's best to answer or block the call. TrueCaller helps to solve this issue. What's more is you're also able to block calls and ensures the phone book is up-to-date.

The latest update (version brings the following:

  • New design to take advantage of Modern UI
  • Editable personal profiles
  • Spam notifications will show when an unwanted caller is ringing the phone
  • Verified badges help everyone figure out who's legit and who isn't
  • 29 languages

This is all thanks to a new development team formed of quality folk who know Windows Phone inside and out. We recommend this app, especially if you're slightly paranoid about unwanted callers.

QR: TrueCaller

Pocket Sheep

Pocket Sheep is one of the popular listings from Nokia's AppCampus. The game puts the player in charge of herding cute little sheep through levels to safety. In the latest release, the developers have added 90 collectable cards for players to grab. Complete each level to unlock them all.

Pocket Sheep

QR: Pocket Sheep


Metrotube is a premium Youtube client for Windows Phone. Just like Cal above, this latest release adds support for transparent Live Tiles in Windows Pone 8.1, letting you further personalize the Start screen with custom backgrounds.

QR: MetroTube

Odds and ends

As well as the above apps, we have also been made aware of the following receiving updates:

A massive thank you to everyone who tipped us!



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Metrotube is great at YouTube and in bed... If you know what I mean.

dhaval88 says:

Most of the apps not working as they are on another platform like,true caller,WhatsApp,etc all this working good on another platform

tag12895 says:

Metrotube also adds clickable links in video descriptions

MatchAttax08 says:

Toib is the best

pedrodg28 says:

Bitch please myTube is the best

Zulfigar says:

I prefer everyone having their own preferences

Eroneko says:

I tip you the new beta of Pocket Explorer with OneDrive integration and you miss it... Thanks :(

greedypnguin says:

Windows pone xD Look in the metro tube section Rich :D

Zulfigar says:

Because it pones!

Dadstar0410 says:

The Cal update is awful. It constantly brings up the message that my Facebook account has to be readded every 60 days, without going through with the action of adding it.

navidee says:

Since 8.1 I've gone back to the stock calendar app. I don't know if I want to go back to Cal.

I have also gone back to stock app on WP 8.1

vampyren says:

same, the stock looks and feels great! Nice to have the whole month in the corner, even a small weather icon in there :D

SeraphX2 says:

You don't need to add Facebook separately if you have your phone connected to Facebook. All you would need then is to use the built in calendar and not add any accounts for Cal to access.

Hoss98 says:

True caller will show a notification when unknown number calls without opening the app???

deathdemon89 says:

I want to know this too. TrueCaller has been horrendous on Windows Phone compared to other platforms, not only in terms of integration but also in terms of identifying callers. Most show up as "private" even when the number is identified in the iOS and Android apps

kinaton says:

Crashes on lumia 920. Best advise is to not install.

John Doesson says:

Contact their customer support, they responds faster!

Savinati says:

Enough with transparent tiles... I want some to have transparent tiles while others keep their colour. Makes my phone more alive! ⌒.⌒

Metrotube has the option of three different tile types ;)

rain620 says:

Even Cal gives you choice.

Flavio76 says:

Proshot also updated, seems faster really!!! Like it

RiseUpGames says:

Haha, it is *just a little*.  Big performance improvment coming with the next major update :)

Thanks for posting, Rich!

Flavio76 says:

It was a joke....waiting for the update, thnx

rain620 says:

A massive welcome from one of those who tipped you.

aitt says:

Gmap+ now supports transparent med tiles.

Hey Sam is the metro talk app still working for some people. May was the deadline right..anyone able to place call from metro talk

spinzeroWL says:

You (WPCentral) should make a bigger mention of ProShot. That developer is keeping Nokia honest - in many ways, I prefer ProShot to Nokia's Procam!
Metrotube on the other hand rarely gets developed...yet always gets a prominent mention.

Amit Mishra3 says:

Trucaller still not showing who's calling... That's the only feature I wanted...

Nakazul says:

...:( Same for me.

lubbalots says:

Nothing so far can best Mytube.

Abdal says:

After updating true caller, my contacts doubled in phonebook with red color image.

Paritosh Rai says:

Go to People-->Settings--> Filter Contacts ---> uncheck TrueCaller in that list

aussiedog61 says:

Battery (enless soft) and Amazing Weather updated to transparent tiles yesterday as well.

So true caller still not showing description of who is calling if number is unknown in contacts...

fabrea says:

It's so strange how very few apps are updated with a a Cortana integration

logonaniket says:

Truecaller cannot behave the way it behaves on Android or Symbian ever. MS hasn't opened the APIs for reading Logs or controlling Calling screen for that matter! This sucks!

@Editor Please change Truecaller's description in your post. Seems you haven't used it.

slyronit says:

Actually that API is available since GDR3. Nokia's Call+SMS blocker uses that API. IT seems this version is supposed to do that, but is not due to bugs.

Windows Phone & iPhone don't allow for 3rd party apps to access the API for one to identify an unknown caller automatically as it comes in. The reason why Nokia has access to that API is because it is an OEM and has special access to things like that.

The way TrueCaller works on WP and iPhone is that TrueCaller has a database of "Top Spammers" and anytime one of these calls you, it notifies you as the call comes in. As far as unknown calls go, it can't identify them automatically. You still have to search unknown numbers in the app itself. The more people that use TrueCaller and identify certain numbers as "Spam," it has a better chance of bumping that number to the "Top Spammers" database, thus increasing the likelyhood of notifiying users that it is a Spam call. This is how I understand it working anyway.

ghaikal says:

Truecaller , can't select a country after entering the mobile number after the installation. Now it doesn't work at all. 920, WP 8.1

John Doesson says:

Have you contacted their support with register Id? I heard they do respond fast.

Harsh Gaurav says:

I think fb should buy true caller and integrate it with its data such as phone numbers and the peoples names...that would make a gud duo

True Caller indeed got a good update with new features.

Why You Always Shows Date 16 & App Update 16???

hary10000 says:

When r dev gonna update there apps to support game save syncs?? :(