While any number of things could have doomed Microsoft’s experiment with modernizing the Windows experience, none of them were as out unpredictable as the nature of the Windows Store. Would developers turn to it to sell their wares? Would users find a centralized place to download all of their applications useful?
Microsoft has released another free Xbox LIVE game for Windows Phones, Gun Bros: Brotherhood.
Today, Yahoo! released an official Flickr app for Windows Phone 7 devices. Having downloaded and installed Flickr Manager when I first bought my phone, I was kind of curious to see how the official Flickr app would be different and how or if it would improve on that experience.
Having only used the official Flickr app for a few minutes, its still hard to make any kind of definitive statements about the differences between the two apps, but I think I like Flickr Manager better, personally.
Flickr Manager seems to fit in better with the WP7 interface. Flickr looks more like a mobile version of the Flickr website than it does a WP7 application. Flickr has fewer options/settings than Flickr Manager, as well. For instance, with Flickr Manager, I can choose to go directly to My Stream instead of starting on the “Welcome” screen every time it starts up.
Tired of your Zune HD not getting the app love it deserves? Sick of wondering what new free games might debut in the Zune App Marketplace? Microsoft is letting loose a few new apps for our favorite media player, and by the looks of it it, isn’t a bad haul at all.