It seems that US developers are in for a new years treat. According to the App Hub site, if you develop and publish successfully two Windows Phone 7 games or apps you will be eligible for a $99 rebate which represents your annual subscription cost.
Not bad, right? But how about for developers living outside the US?
I’ve created a small video that illustrates how Burglar Alarm works and how easy it is to use.
Feel free to comment.
Have you made a hard reset to your new Windows Phone 7, and want to reinstall your purchased music's, or simply check your purchase history?
Well, just open up Zune, go to Settings – Account and the choose the “Purchase History” option.
From here you will be able to browse through every music you have purchased and select the “Restore all” to restore all your purchased music's to your phone.
You can also browse through your apps purchase history so you can see what you’ve bought and downloaded in the past. When it comes to games and apps your new device will automatically install these for your, but it will take some time until you get all your apps and games back, so the fastest way to get you back on track is to simply reinstall your apps and games from the app Marketplace.
This is my first ever published Windows Phone 7 application and it helped me to get a hang of the whole publication process from the registering to the publication of the app, which I will share later on since I believe many people will find it most useful especially to non US residents that will have to take one extra step for requesting an ITIN in case you are an individual.
Why is this application paid? Well first of I wanted to try my luck :) and secondly it appeared to me that a decent idea to protect an investment such as our loyal Smartphone should be rewarded. And no less important I also wanted to get a feel of what a normal programmer that wanted to sell an app would go through.
As for the application itself, its main objective is to sound an alarm sound in case someone disconnects and moves your device while its charging with the AC adapter or while connected to your PC.
You have three different sounds to choose from, and you are able and should lock your device using a PIN.
Nevertheless it will work if you don't lock it, and if someone moves the device, but its much less effective like this.
Anyone that is brave enough to buy it will be very welcome to say what it feels about it, and of course to suggest any improvements they would like to see in future versions.
I plan to keep improving the app, and will, of course, make future versions available for free to my loyal costumers.
To see the app on the Marketplace just click here (this link opens Zune).