Hi everyone. Just at the back of from the reduced eighth month as well as enjoying this week’s Windows Phone news. Have the good weekend!
Traffic choice arrives in some-more countries
Last month we announced which softened as well as stretched trade coverage was rolling out to the built-in Maps app. As module physical education instructor Scott Borton explained in his post, theatre the single was enabling trade info for some-more highways as well as delegate streets.
Stage dual of the upgrade—just completed— was creation trade info accessible for comparison cities in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, as well as the United Kingdom.
If we live in the single of those places, cocktail open Maps as well as give it the try. It’s critical to note which whilst the trade menu choice is right away accessible in some-more places, trade data competence not be (especially if you’re pushing by the countryside). So if your roads don’t shift tone when we daub Show Traffic, it equates to highway info doesn’t exist for which area.
Nokia Drive 3.0 upon the approach for Lumia owners
Speaking of driving…Nokia Conversations reported this week which the program refurbish for Nokia’s rarely rated turn-by-turn Drive app was upon the approach to Lumia owners. Key upgrades embody the nifty brand brand new My Commute feature, which “learns your pushing preferences as well as uses report about the ultimate trade conditions to assistance we choose” in between opposite routes, as well as the brand brand new day/night mode which automatically adjusts your phone arrangement for softened visibility. You’ll find some-more sum upon these as well as alternative chronicle 3.0 enhancements on their blog.
Apps of the week: Contract Killer, Lode Runner, Zite
The Xbox LIVE organisation has positively been gripping busy, delivering the solid tide of top-notch games to the Windows Phone Marketplace. This week, dual some-more prohibited titles done their debut: Contract Killer as well as Lode Runner Classic. Given my 80s pedigree, we was generally vehement to see the latter. Anybody caring to share their early reviews?
Meanwhile, headlines junkies will additionally be happy to hear, as CNET reported, which Zite is upon the approach to the Windows Phone Marketplace. (And we suspicion it was generally cold which Zite CEO Mark Johnson is additionally the Lumia-toting Windows Phone fan.)
Roundtable: What 5 app makers consider of Windows Phone
With Marketplace’s six-figure miracle in the rearview mirror, The Guardian (U.K.) journal motionless to lay down with 5 Windows Phone developers for their thoughts upon the platform. The gifted organisation enclosed the people at the back of the camera app Kaleidobooth, the skygazing app Star Chart, as well as the continue app Weather Flow. Whether you’re the developer meditative about relocating to Windows Phone—or only extraordinary about the people who have your the one preferred apps—I consider you’ll find it an interesting read. “One thing is clear,” concludes contributor Stuart Dredge, “developers similar to Windows Phone as an OS as well as the growth environment.”