One of the staple Twitter apps for Windows Mobile, moTweets, is near release on Windows Phone 7. Panoramic, who we reported was working on a client for WP7, has published screen shots and a video (seen above) that demonstrates the app's capabilities. Fetching for a very fair $0.99 (or free, but ad-supported), the Twitter program will feature:
- Use up to six (6) Twitter accounts simultaneously
- Upload pictures using your device’s camera or from the photo album
- Add your location to your Twitter post using your phone's GPS
- tinyurl.com, bit.ly, twitpic.com, and yfrog.com support
- View Trends, Lists and Conversations
- View user’s background in the user details screen
- Live Tile display your account image(s)
- Streams allow you to add and view multiple timelines including Search results and RSS feeds
- View tweets near your location and view them on a Bing map
- Image Wall displays all images from your timeline as well as ones you've uploaded
- Translate Tweets, Search Twitter topics, locations and users with ease
- ReTweet, Follow, Unfollow, Direct messages, RSS Feeds, Favorites and much more!
The Live Tile with your images is a neat twist for a v1.0 app and at least in the video, at the 1:25 mark, it seems to show Tile notifications--let's hope they're in the final version! The app has been submitted to the Marketplace for testing, meaning a full release is right around the corner (~48 hours).
Till then, here are some images after the break to keep you curious...
One our favorite games on Windows Phone is of course AlphaJax, so it's nice to see them take away an ONYA award in New Zeland. The ONYAs "...celebrate those who design, develop and create New Zealand's best websites and applications. They're awards by the industry, for the industry."
There were three finalists, including one for the iOS system, which AlphaJax was able to beat out. Anyways, a big congrats to the Keith Patton and the folks at Marker for their success. See the video of the three finalists and acceptance speech after the break.
Today, the February 2011 release of the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit was made available. A few newly added controls, including the tilt effect and performance progress bar are present in this update that saves developers picking them up while working the finishing touches to their apps.