When I submitted Attigo to the Windows Phone Store just before 1st July, I entered it into the //Publish competition run by Microsoft. Since then, Attigo has been featured twice on the Windows Phone Store in India and has been steadily building up a user-base.
Last Friday, I received an email from Microsoft stating that I had come in as a runner up in the competition! Narrowly missing out on $10,000 to pimp out my development environment, I will be receiving a new Nokia 1520 phone (or phablet, given the size of the device)! Timing couldn’t be better, as my trusty Nokia 920 has been giving me some minor issues recently with the microphone not switching on for calls, so soon I’ll be able to show off the new phone!
Attigo has come in as a runner up within the ‘Best Windows Phone 8.1 App’ category.
I’m super excited and truly honoured to have received such positive feedback and recognition for my app, especially given that it is still in its infancy.
Over the last few months, in what little spare time I’ve had, I have been working away on a new app, which I’ve called Attigo (which is a Latin term for ‘I have arrived’).
Attigo addresses the issue that many of us have faced in life where we’ve been told to send someone a message when you get home, only for you to forget once you walk in the door.. With Attigo, you can create an alert, tag it to a location, pre-write your message, choose your recipients and you’re done. Once you arrive, you will receive notification reminders to send the message. By tapping the reminder or relaunching the app, the message is automatically produced, ready for you to hit send and get on with opening your post!
Currently, the app allows for SMS and Emailing. Future features will include Facebook integration, automated SMS/Email (so no need to hit send yourself) and more!
Attigo has been released for Windows Phone ahead of other platforms.
Microsoft has today released their plans for how long both Windows Phone 7.8 and 8 will be supported by themselves.
Windows Phone 7.8 support will be ending on 09/09/2014 and Windows Phone 8 will expire on 08/07/2014 (that’s July for you Americans out there!).
What is interesting is that 7.8 will be supported slightly longer than 8 and that Microsoft has been very up-front about laying out their plans for the devices. The lifecycle for each operating system is 18 months in total.
By early 2014, it’s likely that we’ll have Windows Phone 9, which is no doubt already in the works.
Yesterday evening, at Radio City, New York, Samsung unveiled their new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S brand has evolved a lot over the last few years and is now Apple’s biggest contender in the Smart Phone market. There’s certainly no love lost between the two companies and Samsung is keen to bounce off the ropes after the non-stop legal battering that Apple has given them over recent years. In order to do that, they’re moving their brand forward and attempting to make a device that is distinctly different to the iPhone (not that the original models were really that similar to Apple’s, but Apple doesn’t like to share!). Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S4 Reveal- Scrape the cheese off and see what’s underneath!” »