Foundbite is one of our favorite apps on Windows Phone. Why? It's a solid app that's really fun and it's exclusive to Windows Phone. We don't have too many apps that are 100 percent unique to Windows Phone, but the few we do are really good. Foundbite has also just been updated today, so we're going to take a look at some of the new features in this latest version.
BBC Radio access has been absent on the platform (officially, anyway - see Podcast Lounge), but finally UK Windows Phone owners are now able to enjoy their favorite radio stations while on the move with the official BBC iPlayer Radio app. Whether you're a hipster with BBC Radio 1 or prefer a more laid back experience with BBC Radio 3, this app will provide you the means to tune into live programs and enjoy some beats.
Sound Meditation is one of the many health and fitness apps in the Windows Phone Store designed generate relaxing sounds. Sounds to help you chill out or fall asleep easier.
Compared to other sound generators, Sound Meditation stands out a little with the ability to create sound compilations that meet your likes or moods. The app has over thirty five sounds that can be mixed to create a sound compilation that will help you relax.
It may not be the most glamorous health and fitness app but Sound Meditation isn't a bad option to consider if you need a little help relaxing while pursuing your MobileFit goals. Moreover, it's available for low-memory Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices.
Netatmo produces neat home connected products enabling owners to monitor indoor temperature, relative humidity, sound levels and even CO2 readings to live in a healthier home. Weather stations monitor both inside and outside the home, while a smart thermostat ensures the house remains at a comfortable level. We're covering Netatmo because official Windows Phone apps are available for both the weather stations and Netatmo Thermostat, perfect for those who have the units installed at home.
Fhotoroom is a popular Windows Phone photography app with social network and photo editor functionality, as well as camera support to boot. Fhotoroom can be used as a standalone app or you can register to share your photos with other Fhotoroom members. The Fhotoroom photo editor covers the basics, including filters and frame, providing some degree of choice to the user. Today, we're looking at a rather large update, which has just been published on the store.
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Fast Food Apps
Fast food restaurants can be a convenient way to get a quick bite to eat while traveling or for those times you just don't feel like cooking at the house. There are a few Windows Phone apps designed to help you located these establishments and a few that will let you order and have take-away ready for you. Now that Fitness Month has past, these apps may come in handy if you are in the mood to cheat a little and enjoy a Big Mac or large Supreme Pizza every now and then.
We've tapped a small collection of these Windows Phone apps for this week's roundup. Some of which are official apps from the fast food restaurant while others are rather nice unofficial apps. Just keep in mind some of these apps have regional restrictions but the good news is that all the apps are available for 512MB devices.
It may be the 4th of July, the special public holiday for the US, but that hasn't halted publishers from releasing new versions of apps on the Windows Phone Store. The large story today is how Microsoft has updated its Feedback to Nokia system app to rename it to simply "rate us", which has been joined by Atmosphere Weather grabbing some new Live Tile styles, as well as some other apps. Pop past the break for the full read through and to see what's new in your favorite apps.
The official CNBC app has been released for Windows Phone. Users can gain access to popular Business Day and Prime shows on their smartphones, as well as checking out the latest in business news with Mad Money. All that's required is a cable or satellite provider account and you're ready to enjoy CNBC shows wherever you may be.
Are you a fan of the classic game PacMan? Of course you are. It's now possible to recreate what Nokia UK achieved with PacMan and ghosts on the Start Screen with a new app called PacMan Tiles. As the name suggests, it enables you to add individual PacMan tiles to the Start Screen and personalize the battlefield of Live Tiles.
The official Disqus app has just been updated for Windows Phone 8.1 with added transparency for further Live Tile customization. If you're a fan of choosing your own backgrounds for the Start Screen and like to see most (if not all) of the apps installed support transparent tiles, you can now add Disqus to the list.
Yatra.com is an Indian website dedicated to offering a more convenient way to purchase tickets and book flights online. The website has just released an official app for Windows Phone, pulling down its user-friendly experience to Microsoft's mobile platform. As well as being an official app for Indian consumers, the development team has done an excellent job on the design and overall layout of the Windows Phone app itself.
MobiKwik is a fast growing mobile wallet service in India, allowing users the convenience and security to purchase goods and services on third party merchant websites, recharge prepaid and post-paid mobile, television/DTH, data cards and make bill payments for broadband/landline phones, electricity, gas, and insurance.
Weather apps. Windows Phone has no shortage of them, possibly due to their frequency of use as well as the ability to work with specific data. Regardless, I am always excited to see new ones join the flock, especially if they embrace the Modern design language from Microsoft.
Atmosphere is a wonderfully designed weather app for Windows Phone 8 that has enough features to keep most forecast fans content. The design of Atmosphere is probably its main feature, as it is bold, clean and easy to read. Likewise with the Live Tile, which has one of the better layouts I have seen.
It is that time of year again for the massive Tour de France to kickoff. Starting on Saturday July 5 and ending on Sunday, July 27, the massive cyclist contest has the world watching as each team tries to outpace the rest.
MetroTour is the only app you'll need to follow along. The app has been around since 2012, but this year's version gets a new look with the aid of ToledoDesign, who help developers make their apps beautiful and Modern. Indeed, MetroTour is some visual eye candy in addition to providing all the information you can get your hands on for the Tour de France 2014.
Jumia (jumia.com) is one of the largest online shopping sites in Africa. It was founded in 2012 and has offices in Nigera and Egypt. Think of it as the Amazon or Alibaba of the African continent. They recently launched a Windows Phone app. Find more details and the download link below.
We absolutely love MixRadio, even after the recent removal of the Nokia branding. If you haven't heard of it by now, it's a streaming music service that brings you free, personalized music with no advertising. There are hundreds of handcrafted mixes available, so you might even find new favorite artists.
One of MixRadio's key features is offline mixes. You can save your favorite mixes for offline playback so you can listen even without an internet connection. Want to know how to do it? Head past the break to watch the tutorial.
The Belgium-based cable TV operator Telenet is currently offering a way for some of its subscribers to beta test its upcoming Windows Phone 8 app version of Yelo TV, which lets users watch cable television channels remotely.
ICICI Bank is the second largest bank in India in terms of assets and market capitalization. With a network of 3,539 branches, the Indian multinational bank has a presence in 19 countries.
ICICI Bank launched their mobile banking app – iMobile – last month after a long wait, but have followed it up nicely with a simultaneous platform launch of iTrack, the bank's official deliverable status tracking application.
Xbox Music has been updated! Microsoft is doing good on their word to give the app bi-weekly updates. The last update was two weeks ago and today we're staring at the latest version in the Windows Phone Store. Read on to find out what's in version 126.96.36.199 of Xbox Music.