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Orbotix releases official Sphero apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

Sphero

This last weekend we discovered the official Sphero app in the Windows Phone Store. Turns out the app had not ‘officially’ launched yet, but it is today. In addition to the app for Windows Phone, the team at Sphero has put out an official Windows 8.1 app. Details, feature set and download link after the break.

Sphero (gosphero.com) is a little toy robotic ball that you can control with your smartphone to play games and more. There are official apps on Android and iOS, but Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 have just joined the fray.

The Windows 8.1 has the same set of features as the Windows Phone version. Here’s what you get:

  • Level up your Sphero’s speed as you master your driving skills
  • Unlock your Sphero’s brightness with millions of colors as you level up
  • Earn color upgrades, tricks, core reactor upgrades, and more
  • Complete challenges to help Sphero save his home planet
  • Receive important Sphero notifications and firmware updates.

You’ll of course need the original Sphero or Sphero 2.0 to get any use out of the apps, but they are invaluable to those with the toy. Have a Sphero? Take the apps for a spin and let us know what you think!

Via: Windows Experience Blog

QR: Sphero

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I had someone texting me the app does nothing. well u need to have sphero to make it work. :D sure u can pretend, but that's not fun.

reniarahim says:

It's raining official apps..

Running ... With a ball behind you ... Not cool!

k0de says:

Official, official is the word. This is good Wednesday thanks Orbotix.

Might actually get one now.

Nataku4ca says:

did that second last guy in the commercial nearly punched the other guy passing by... seriously though, amazing how much you can do with a ball :P

Ryan Horn says:

The videos don't work in the app on my Lumia 1020 running the 8.1DP... I can hear the audio, but the screen's flat pink. On the plus side, the rest of the app works flawlessly. Anyone else having this issue?

RossIngram says:

Hey Ryan - We're looking into it. Thanks for the feedback!

At least now it's official. Thanks. This little bot of sphere must have an integration with Cortana (AI collaborating with AI - before Apple or google does it) which would be totally awesome. Imagine commanding sphero to bounce & roll and to do combos. Totally awesome. Neighbors and friends would be jaw-dropped on seeing this.

Soypan says:

Please do it! Integrating apps with Cortana isn't that hard either. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if they did it.

swizzlerz says:

Looks neat maybe one day.

videoBliss says:

Check out Slickdeals.net for a deal to get the Sphero 2.0 for $55 + tax.

Thanks for the heads up as to this deal!

jesse-pink says:

cool, 

Here's a fun thing to drive with the tablet to make my cat crazy! I must provide one! 

Thank you!

 

 

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