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300 interactive children’s ebooks coming to Windows Phone 7


We have complained numerous times about ebook spam, but an influx of 300 ebooks from Touchybooks is exactly what Marketplace needs.

According to the company, which makes interactive ebooks for children, Microsoft has asked the company to port their apps to Windows Phone 7, with 150 already in Marketplace, and 20 being added every day. TouchyBooks averages two new titles per week in four languages: English, Spanish, French and German. Italian language editions are planned for June 2011.

“The interactive books for kids by Touchybooks are amazing experiences that really add value to Windows Phone Marketplace. Microsoft and Windows Phone really back these types of projects”, said Isabel Gómez Miragaya, Applications and Games Manager for Windows Phone.

TouchyBooks stories are beautiful interactive eBooks for kids ages 2-7, featuring adapted text and language for beginning readers, with text narration offering ‘Read by Myself’ and ‘Read to Me’ options for most of the stories. Each title includes colorful and child friendly illustrations. TouchyBooks’ eBookstore has served over over 500,000 downloads in 90 countries .

Priced from $0.99 – $3.99, with free demo versions, TouchyBooks also features drag and drop articles, hot spots, sound effects, background music, and multi-animation touch – i.e. if you touch it again, it does something new.

Source: http://wmpoweruser.com/300-interactive-childrens-ebooks-coming-to-windows-phone-7/

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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Evernote Unveils Windows Phone 7 App


Evernote, a cloud-based service that stores text, audio files, and images that are accessible from a multitude of devices, has launched an app for Windows Phone 7. Evernote was an early force on Apple’s iPhone and has also had a mobile app for Android phones for a while, so it was only a matter of time before the Windows Phone 7 version appeared.

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As much as the company tends to deliver a fairly consistent design and set of functionality across its tools, the Evernote app for Windows Phone 7 looks rather different from both the iPhone and Android versions. The new app takes advantage of the Windows Phone 7 Panorama interface, giving it a distinctive look. From the panorama panel, you’ll find a list of all your notes, notebooks, tags, and recent notes. Luckily, in terms of functionality and usability, it’s very close to the other mobile apps.

Another interface element in the Windows Phone 7 Evernote app is an application bar that resides at the top of most pages and shows three dots when more information and functionality is available for the page you’re currently viewing. Tap the dots to see the options.

As with all the other downloadables in Evernote’s repertoire, the Windows Phone 7 app gives you access to any notes you’ve stored in Evernote from any other device.

Other Evernote applications include Evernote for Windows and Mac, downloadable desktop programs that give Evernote users maximum screen real estate for working on their files; a Web-based version, accessible from any browser; Evernote for iPad, as well as the previously mentioned mobile versions and a few others. While all the apps are free to download, Evernote’s service is based on a freemium model in which users can pay up to $45 per year for more storage space and a few premium features.

Source: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387176,00.asp

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Verizon Windows Phone Could Be Coming Soon


Verizon may finally be preparing to start offering a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, following months of rumors about the launch date. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Why Windows 7 May be Microsoft’s Last PC Operating System


Sneak peeks suggest the next edition of Microsoft’s PC operating system will also have to work well on mobile devices. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Windows Phone 7 gets hit again — developers are losing interest in writing apps for it


New research shows that developers are losing interest in writing apps for Windows Phone 7. Combined with a separate report showing that consumer interest is waning as well, it appears that Microsoft’s phone platform is losing steam. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Infragistics’ Brings User Interface Controls to Windows Phone


Infragistics, a design software company and provider of user interface development tools, has unveiled NetAdvantage for Windows Phone (News – Alert) Community Technology Previews (CTPs) that can used by Windows phone developers to offer mobile apps that guarantee an enriched end-user experience. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Infinite Flight : Flight Simulator for Windows Phone 7


Infinite Flight is a new Flight Simulator game for Windows Phone 7 from Flying Development Studio LLC, Full press release below Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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