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Flappy Birds Free app for Windows in the Windows Store
February 11, 2014 – 5:01 am | No Comment

Flappy Bird goes as follows: you tap the screen to propel a tiny, pixelated bird upwards. If you hit any of the green pipes in your way as you fly towards some unknowable, unreachable finish …

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Is Real Money Gaming An App Genre Waiting To Grow?
April 26, 2014 – 8:24 am | No Comment

Mainstream changes in mobile app markets always make for hot topics for those who use and support Windows 8 devices. In a recent post we went into detail on the fact that the Windows Phone is becoming more viable as an Android and iOS alternative. By making it easier for developers to adapt games to the Windows app store, Microsoft has taken the first step toward negating the argument that iOS and Android devices are favorable simply because of their exposure to more apps.

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While Microsoft looks to improve and expand its Windows Phone app store, it’s also a good idea to keep tabs on greater trends in the mobile app market, as these may soon have more impact on Windows users. And it’s starting to seem as if there may be a major new genre developing in the mobile-app arena, at least in the United States: real-money casino apps may well be on the not-so-distant horizon.

In some ways, this seemingly inevitable trend has already arrived for Android and iOS app markets, in limited areas. New Jersey tends to grab most of the headlines in this regard. One of only three U.S. states to have legalized online gaming with real money, New Jersey has enjoyed all kinds of online gambling activity since the beginning of 2014, a lot of it taking place on mobile platforms. In particular, online gaming platform PartyPoker, a subset of the greater Bwin.party entertainment group, has gained enormous exposure throughout New Jersey. This has occurred after the platform has hosted online tournaments and launched its mobile app, the latter of which allows for actual gambling on mobile devices. And it seems as if the popularity of these developments among gamers has earned the attention of several other states across the U.S.

According to a CBS News article released just this February, there are at least 10 states that are seriously contemplating the legalization and regulation of online gambling. Specifically, the report lists Colorado, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania as the 10 states that attempted some form of legalization in 2013. It also notes that 2014 will be at least as busy. This of course doesn’t mean that any further legalization is necessarily imminent, but it certainly feels like New Jersey is only the beginning.

What this means for the app market as a whole is difficult to predict. Real-money mobile gambling in New Jersey has generated an enormous amount of attention already, and while the apps are not perfect, the conversation over them is large enough to result in a great many downloads. If even a fraction of the states considering legalization follow through, the budding genre of real-money gaming apps will only continue to grow. So, as we look forward to an expanding app market for Windows Phone users, don’t just look to existing, popular developers who could be making their games available. Keep tabs on the trends to come as well!

Windows Phone Finally Becomes a Viable Choice for Android and iOS Users
April 23, 2014 – 3:35 pm | No Comment
Windows Phone Finally Becomes a Viable Choice for Android and iOS Users

There has been a lot of debate on what mobile platform is more user-friendly and offers more personalization features. Not to mention that Android and iOS users always take advantage of the ultimate argument against …

How Flappy Bird made app developer $50,000 a day
April 16, 2014 – 4:16 pm | No Comment
How Flappy Bird made app developer $50,000 a day

Call of Duty creator Vince Zampella has used guns, rockets and robots fuelled with intense graphics to keep millions of people playing his video games. Dong Nguyen needed only one crudely drawn bird.

The retro-style mobile …

Microsoft starts accepting universal Windows apps
April 16, 2014 – 2:56 am | No Comment
Microsoft starts accepting universal Windows apps

NEW DELHI: Microsoft has announced that its Dev Center is now accepting Windows Phone 8.1 and universal Windows apps. The Redmond giant has started rolling out updates to the Windows Phone Dev Centre and will …

Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Confirmed to Arrive Early Next Week (April 14/15)
April 11, 2014 – 4:56 am | No Comment
Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Confirmed to Arrive Early Next Week (April 14/15)

As the title says, developers are in for a nice surprise early next week, as the hotly anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 preview build will arrive early next week.

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore confirmed the information recently, although …

WhatsApp to Receive Voice Calling Very Soon
April 9, 2014 – 1:54 pm | No Comment
WhatsApp to Receive Voice Calling Very Soon

One of the features that WhatsApp is expected to add to its messaging service in the not too distant future is voice calling, and it seems that users will receive it very soon, at least …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out
March 13, 2014 – 5:04 am | No Comment
The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, spent a holiday weekend making a mobile game.
He wanted it …

Bing fills the gap between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
March 6, 2014 – 2:03 pm | No Comment
Bing fills the gap between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

On February 18,  Microsoft’s Brandon Leblanc announced on their Windows Phone Blog that there will be a new wave of Bing apps and updates, which is touted as the ultimate solution to bridge the gap …

Nokia HERE Maps to Launch on All Windows 8.1 Devices
February 23, 2014 – 5:35 am | No Comment
Nokia HERE Maps to Launch on All Windows 8.1 Devices

Nokia has recently launched its HERE Maps application on Windows 8.1, but it only worked on the Lumia 2520 tablet, so only a few users actually had the chance to give it a try.
Today, Nokia …

Flappy Bird Is Gone From The App Store
February 10, 2014 – 9:18 am | No Comment
Flappy Bird Is Gone From The App Store

Yesterday, the developer behind Flappy Bird said he would be removing the remarkably/mysteriously successful game from the App Store in just 22 hours.

Sure enough, the game appears to be gone. And in its spot on …

Windows 9 Details Could Be Unveiled in Early February
January 22, 2014 – 2:36 pm | No Comment
Windows 9 Details Could Be Unveiled in Early February

Microsoft is expected to officially reveal the first details about Windows 9 at the BUILD 2014 developer conference in April, but it appears that some important leaks could take place a lot sooner.

Famous Windows leaker …