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Nokia helps developer get Note+ app to the Windows Phone Marketplace

Note+ for Windows Phone

Note+ is an interesting, yet simple, app on the Windows Phone Marketplace. What makes Note+ interesting isn't because it has a bazillion features but rather how this note taking app found its way to the Marketplace.  How Note+ landed on the Marketplace is also a nice example on how Nokia continues to support the Windows Phone platform and it's community of developers.

The developer, Aälejandro Díazs, resides in the Dominican Republic where the Windows Phone Marketplace support is not available for developers. Díazs, a graphics designer by trade, was impressed with the Metro design of Windows Phone and decided to learn how to code for the platform.  It didn't take long for Díazs to develop his first app, Note+, but without a Marketplace presence he had difficulties finding a way to have his work seen.  

Díazs then came across an opportunity through Nokia Developer Ambassador Rich Dunbar to get his app published.  Dunbar reviewed submissions from developers who have yet to be published on the Marketplace for a chance at a App Hub token.  Those selected would be able to register with the App Hub and submit apps to the Marketplace for certification. 

Note+ was one of the developers chosen and Díazs found himself with a foot in the Marketplace door.  Note+ would eventually pass certification and be published to the Windows Phone on June 29th. ..


The Dominican Republic is scheduled to get full support with Windows Phone 8 and Díazs hopes to continue on new apps for the platform and improve upon Note+.  Note+'s journey to the Marketplace is a nice example of the global interest in Windows Phone and development for the platform.  You also have to give kudos to Nokia for creating opportunities through their Ambassadors that provides developers a chance to get their apps seen.


Now a little about the app.  Note+, simply put, is a note taking app. Tap the edit button at the bottom of the screen and type away your note. It can be a To-do list, grocery list, a phone number you need to remember, homework assignments, or anything else you need to jot down. When the app is pinned to your Start Screen, the note is displayed on the live tile for easy reference.

Note+ has a healthy settings menu to let you customize things such as theme color, counter styles (word or character), a few keyboard options. One nice feature is the ability to copy your note to the Windows Phone clipboard in a single tap.  Note+ is a basic app for your Windows Phone that does a simple task, note taking, and does it well.

Note+ is a free app for your Windows Phone and you can find it here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.

QR: Note+



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kiddori says:

Gotta love such simplicity, yet effective. A note app doesn't need any more features. Kudos to the developer and ambassador. :-)

Spilner1001 says:

Aww why cant i download it :(

HD7guy says:

Might be related to the temporary XBox live outage affecting some areas today. Give it another try later today.

jfa1 says:

use the qr code very quick.  I use esponce QR Reader  its free in the martketplace.

rfso says:

Why would anyone download a QR Reader?

HD7guy says:

Nice simple app.
George, how did you get the smily in your note title?

Three-dot menu>Settings>Design+Layout>Smilies on/off

You can also hide the button controls to give you a little more real estate on the screen.  It's a well thought out app.

HD7guy says:

I've tried all the options, but the title doesn't change.

Edit: I just needed a longer note.

Ninja1043 says:

Wow.. I downloaded the app and was surprised at how effortlessly I can go from choosing a note to editing it. Smooth transitions as well. Indeed a favorite for me!

Tafkas373 says:

Unavailable for me (800, o2, Germany) :(

Sorry! I thought all countries were selected for certification by default. So expect to be able to download it in a couple days.

fbloise says:

Keep it up!

mrfu55y says:

Not available for my device lumia 710 uk

Sorry to hear that, I thought all countries were selected for certification by default. So expect to be able to download it in a couple days.

AaronP105 says:

Can't wait for this to be released in the UK. I've made my own notes application which is in the marketplace but I'm really looking forward to trying this.

Wonderfully written, George. Thanks a lot! Really appreciate the work you guys at WPCentral put in this.

MiloudT says:

Not available for my Nokia Lumia 800 France

Submitted it for certification to all markets, so hopefully it'll be available soon.

Chill fellows, it usually takes a while, I think...

JD Miles says:

Excellent feature rich thanks to Aalejandro Diazs for the great work on this app!!!!!!!

Tafkas373 says:

Thank you Alejandro for responding here so quickly and explaining what's wrong. I'll get it as soon as it becomes available :)

Jazmac says:

Not yet available for me in Las Vegas. I'll give it a few days to show up. Good job Alejandro just the same.