BBC News Mobile is an app by Lawrence Gripper, which has been with us since the WinMo days (see our highlight here) and while it's been available on Windows Phone 7 since last year, the latest update to this app further improves the look and feel with aid of Metro.
Finally! It's here everyone. Evernote for Windows Phone 7 is soon to be available to download and boy was the wait worth it, check out the image above and the screens after the break to see what we've been eagerly awaiting for. It's the most feature-packed client they've ever developed and is applying itself to the Metro UI guidelines-for-awesomeness.
We wont copy and paste the features explained in the official announcement, but we shall highlight the 'biggies' and show some screens. For the main screen, we have some panorama goodness which contain:
- Notes: A complete scrollable note list
- Notebooks: Tap on a notebook to view its contents
- Tags: Tap on a tag to see all the notes associated with it
- Recent notes: This list lets you jump to the 20 most recently viewed notes
Evernote for WP7 also displays Notebook Stacks and hierarchical tags. They have made sure that the application bar used throughout the app is useful and feature-rich maximizing user friendliness in different sections. To read up on the feature highlights and to see some more images head on past the break.
Jamie Oliver, a famous and renowned chef, has been spotted on TV using a Windows Phone 7 handset. We recently covered a Pro Bowl Quarterback getting his hands on a device, but this is pretty big (for this side of the ocean anyway). Nice to see another popular TV idol using the platform in favour for iOS and Android. I'm suspicious as to what apps Jamie would have installed, possibly Cocktail Flow?
The programme where the WP7 usage was sighted was Jamie's Food Revolution Hits Hollywood, which aired Tuesday 14th in the UK. He is seen using the Bing voice search to locate a school in the area and excites "yeah, that's what I'm talking about" as the device is instantly responsive with results.
Check out the video footage of the Windows Phone (we're pretty sure it's a Focus) cameo after the break.
Thanks Gunzta for the images and video, you're a star!
The video from Windows Phone FR is in French and is a whopping 10 mins long, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it shows the upcoming Xbox LIVE game 'Hasta La Muerte' in all its glory.
For those interesting in gaming and you didn't get enough nitty-gritty at the recent E3, you'll want to check out Microsoft's developer conference that focusing just on that topic, across the PC, Xbox and Windows Phone.
Specifically for WP7 devs, the conference will focus on "Avatars, QA, CPU performance, development best practice and DLC.". That last part is real interesting as it looks like Microsoft is rolling out Downloadable Content and microtransaction to Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone in Mango--this is all detailed in the talk "Keep Them Coming Back: Downloadable Content on Windows Phone". That should bring an interesting and exciting expansion of our mobile gaming universe.
The conference is held in London (July 14-15th), Seattle (August 22-23rd) and Tokyo (July 29th) and looks to be a blast.
Hit the jump to see the full Windows Phone session list!