Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

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  • Blog Post: E-Wallet from Ilium Software upgraded to 7.0

    Just got a mail from Ilium about this new upgrade to their very powerful wallet software. One big feature they’ve improved is the overall sync experience between the device experience and the full desktop experience.     checkout their website here : http://www.iliumsoft.com/site/ew/ew_70.php
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Camp in Tampa Bay, Dec 5th

    It’s official - Windows Phone Camp is happening in Tampa, FL on December 5th 2009 !!! The event will be similar to a CodeCamp, not BarCamp style event. There will be a schedule with tracks, topics and speakers. Also with enough interest – even OpenSpace/Collaboration area and a Consumer track were attendees...
  • Blog Post: Are you a dev in UK? Samsung Application Store wants your app! They’re giving a device for free for it!

    Got this from Samsung today : To celebrate our first anniversary, Samsung Application Store has extended an invitation to our developers who are located in either France or the UK, and primarily develop on the Windows Mobile platform. This is a great way to start developing on Windows Mobile 6.5 with...
  • Blog Post: Clarification: Submitting Apps to additional regions through Marketplace

    We presented a session at TechEd Australia yesterday about Windows Marketplace for Mobile and we took many questions from all the interested developers in the audience. One of the questions was about the cost for submitting your application for sale in additional countries. Here’s the answer we gave...
  • Blog Post: GoMaps Indoor Navigation

    This has always been a problem for Microsoft (or any big company). we have so many buildings and rooms in our campus, sometimes it’s a chore to locate a meeting room or a person you’d like to meet. We have to work in 10-15mins of travel time before and after meetings just to ensure we arrive...
  • Blog Post: The Race is On!

    We’re launching the Windows Marketplace for Mobile’s Challenge today, it’s called Race-To-Market for a reason. This is the first time we’re launching a huge application marketplace for our mobile users and getting in now is like selling your products in a brand new mall with millions of users waiting...
  • Blog Post: Marketplace will be available on WM6.0 and WM6.1 devices :)

    I’m sure you’ve heard about the announcements we made today, if not, here’s a summary : Application Submission Opens on July 27th: Windows Marketplace will open for application submissions from 29 supported countries July 27th. Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 Support: Windows Marketplace will be available...
  • Blog Post: Omniano “The Band” for" Windows Mobile

    Ever wished you could use your mobile device to play musical instruments? Check it out! it’s a Piano, a Flute and a Drum Kit all in one app. Watch the video demo here :   Someone named Sheon from Korea made this and released it on his blog . Make sure you download and install v1 ( http://sheon.tistory...
  • Blog Post: Kinoma Releases new update with Social features

    adding support for Twitter and Facebook status update support. Checkout the new list of features :   Cross-social sharing – Kinoma Play’s unique approach to supporting social media services and social networks breaks down the barriers between them and is key to its “share everything with everybody...
  • Blog Post: Twikini 1.0 released, now with special pricing for starving bloggers!

    CJ just pinged me to let me know Twikini has hit v1.0 and it’s final. Woohoo! here are the new updates in v1. Official version 1.0 (May 20, 2009) New: Added Public timeline. Now you can read tweets from total strangers! New: Fast account switching - now you can quickly switch between multiple Twitter...
  • Blog Post: Smackdown Setlist

    Thanks everyone for coming to the Smackdown at TechEd 2009 today. as promised, here’s the list of applications that we showed off. Live Mesh Kinoma Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 Spb TV Fart Machine Eduify Facebook Mobile Mobile Manager for Netflix Dasher Pocketwit Internet Explorer Mobile (not available for download...
  • Blog Post: Official Facebook App for Windows Mobile

    Now available! Go download it quick! http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/downloads/facebook.mspx   Direct Link : http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/8/C/98C5A4DF-1C12-421F-9384-34C5360E8736/Facebook_v1.0.0.7.CAB  
  • Blog Post: Text Input with one finger and no clicking : Dasher

    This came though a Facebook post by Vittorio Bertocci and it’s fascinating! it’s a form of typing without having to click or type anything using just one finger. You navigate through “books” of letters in sequence allow you to write a sentence by navigating through letters. checkout the video here :...
  • Blog Post: Twikini – Latest Twitter app for Windows Mobile

    Adding a another twitter app to my Top 5 list . #7: Twikini ( http://www.trinketsoftware.com/twikini/ ) CJ from Trinketsoftware is a master developer. he churns out apps amazingly quick and his latest is Twikini. it’s a very lightweight, simple, yet powerful twitter application for Windows Mobile devices...
  • Blog Post: Application Updates on Marketplace, are now free :)

    Most of you must have heard about the news today about what we’re announcing at CTIA. Here’s a quick summary: Designer Themes, working with Isaac Mizrahi and others. Online theme editor Application partners – Gameloft, Facebook, Myspace, Accuweather Marketplace Refunds Marketplace Carrier...
  • Blog Post: Oh and about the Marketplace thing…

    Good news coming soon. :) follow @wmdev for updates.
  • Blog Post: Pick a fantasy app and win a Fuze

    The Internet Geek Girl is running a quick voting exercise around the Fantasy Apps activity at #SXSW recently. Go over to her blog to find out more details and vote away. You might just win an AT&T Fuze device.
  • Blog Post: Mobile Forensic Equipment & Software

    As more and more people start living off their mobile devices and depend on them for  their lively hood, both good and bad, there is a necessity in certain cases to protect the innocent and to prosecute the guilty. Here’s a list of companies that provide mobile forensic solutions today: XRY/XACT...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 Windows Mobile Twitter Apps

    Actually there are only five that I know off (so they’re all top!) and one homescreen plugin, but I thought the title makes it sound nice ;) #1: TinyTwitter ( http://www.tinytwitter.com/ ) Features: Very functional, GPS,  quick. #2: Pocketwit ( http://code.google.com/p/pocketwit/ )   Features...
  • Blog Post: Do you have a fantasy application? we do!

    Have you ever thought about a cool mobile application? Have you wished that your phone was a phaser? maybe a visual caloric recognizer? or even a Universal Translator? At SXSW Interactive, The Internet Geek Girl will be conducting video interviews with nine famous bloggers to find out what their fantasy...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Incubation Week announced

    Brian Hoskins from our Emerging Business Team just announced the birth of the Incubation Week for mobile development companies. This is a week long, deep dive, hands on, fully assisted workshop to help startup companies get started in building applications for Windows Mobile for distribution. checkout...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Unified Sensor API on Codeplex

    Koush has moved his fabulous Managed Unified Sensor API over to Codeplex , now anyone can contribute to improve upon the functionalities or download it to start writing really cool Accelerometer apps. Take a look at some of the innovative ideas from the community : http://wmpoweruser.com/?p=1320
  • Blog Post: Scrub your contact list

    Ever since I started keeping my entire list of friends and acquaintances in my contacts list years ago, I haven’t actually sat down and reviewed the quality of the data that’s stored. Now thanks to the folks at Trinket Software , makers of really useful software for Windows Mobile, comes a free application...
  • Blog Post: Tag Me

    Point your phones to http://gettag.mobi and download the client. then tag away! you can always make new tags for yourself and share it with everyone. Use tags for products, pages, URLs etc.   here’s a Tag that leads your mobile browser to my Twitter account: It’s a simple way for your to create...
  • Blog Post: Ever wanted to just disappear from the world for a while?

    These guys are Trinket software are cool! they keep on building and releasing simple yet useful applications that YOU WILL USE unlike apps that do nothing but let you watch swimming fish . The latest app is called Do Not Disturb which is currently in beta, allows you to configure your Windows Mobile...
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