Amazing Everyday Challenge: week #4 winner and the FINAL VOTE!
The Amazing Everyday Challenge has almost come to an end! Today is the final day that I will announce a ‘themed’ Amazing winner on Nokia Connects, from here on in y’all have a week to VOTE for your favourite winner across the whole competition.
In the final theme-week I asked you to send in your ‘You Are Amazing‘ photos and video. Like every other week in this competition we received some inspirational entries by the bucket load and we’ve really appreciated all the effort you’ve gone to. But sorry to sound like a broken record every week – there can only be one winner – so let’s move on.
This week’s winner is: Craig Walsh
Craig managed to leave the competition smoking in his trails this week. We hope you didn’t burn yourself buddy. Which colour Nokia Purity In-Ear Headset you would like, let us know below or @Nokia_Connects.
The Grand Finale
Amazing Everyday Challenge Week #4 Winner (VOTE #NokiaCraig)
The second feature of this photo today…why not! This entry was by Craig Walsh. Head RIGHT HERE for this winning week….
You have until midnight on Monday 13th February (London time) to enter your VOTE for the final week of the Amazing Everyday Challenge. Head to Nokia Connects on Tuesday 14th February when I will announce the winner.
Once the competition is complete each winner above will receive a Nokia Purity In-Ear Headset regardless, but the overall winner come next Tuesday will have their photo featured on the global Nokia Facebook page to 7 million plus Nokia fans. Just like we promised in the original post for this competition.
So get voting everyone and thanks for participating up until now!
Nextgen Reader is one of my favourite apps and is always on my homescreen! So if you are a Google Reader fan this is the app to have (trust me, i have tried every one of them in the Marketplace at some point or another!)
Plus for the next 36 hours Nextsoft and WP Central are running a great promo to get the full version for free!!
Head to http://www.wpcentral.com/wpcentral-contest-nextgen-reader and follow the instructions
Free trial with no ads/limitations.
Support for multiple live tiles.
Full offline mode with image caching.
Select multiple items just like email app.
Read full or mobilized articles easily.
Send to InstaPaper, Read It Later.
Support for YouTube videos.
And many more.
Clean, beautiful & simple design just like Windows Phone Metro UI.
Pin your favorite feeds/folders to home screen and see unread count & recent articles on the glance.
Post article on Twitter, Facebook & Windows Live or send to InstaPaper & Read It Later.
- Nextgen Reader v2.4 and a big surprise (ngreader.wordpress.com)
I am always without a notepad and pen so to have a little app pinned to my start screen would be uber handy so read on to see how you can also make your life jotpad-tastic.
Hi there, I’m writing this article to let you know about my apps, the JotPad and JotPad Pro. Unless noted otherwise this article applies to both version of the app.
The premise behind this apps is the following:
Have you ever need a pen and paper to help illustrate your ideas during a conversation but couldn’t find any? Someone is asking you for directions and you really want to do a sketch to help the explanation? Do you want to doodle on a picture of your friend just for fun?
Look no further, the JotPad app is what you need, use it to jot down anything you want!
That’s what this apps are about, the ability of using your phone as pen and paper every time you need it. That said let me explain what you can do with them.
When you first start the app you see nothing more than a white screen and application bar in the bottom, tapping it will reveal the usual menu all apps have. The application bar has three icons, from left to right you have the Draw lines, Pen style and Erase lines buttons as shown in the image. When you tap either the draw or erase lines buttons the become selected and display a ball in the icon as shown in the image, then using your finger you can easily draw or erase lines. The middle button will popup a small windows that allows you to choose what kind of pen you want to use, there’s 4 for you to choose: the regular back pen, the felt pen, the marker and the highlighter. One last way to erase all lines is using the shake to clear gesture, shake the phone, lines are gone, simples.
Another big feature is the multi touch zoom, using the pinch gesture you can scale, move and rotate the page of your drawing. This is quite handy, not only you can zoom in to draw in tight areas or do small details, but you can also zoom out to access a drawing area with four times the resolution of the screen.
Moving on, we are now going to check the settings. In the first page you have some options controlling the shake to clear and Live Tile support, you also have the Live ID sign in button, by signing in you will be able to upload your doodle straight onto your SkyDrive. On the page background settings you have quite a few settings. You have three main options for the background of your doodles, you can either use a solid colors, images or video.
You have a wide variety of solid colors to choose from and it’s pretty straight forward. The image background is a bit different, you have 3 built-in images you can use or you can choose any image from the Pictures Hub as the background of your page. That means you can use any photos taken or synced with your phone or any photos you have on your Facebook or SkyDrive albuns as background. If that’s not enough you can take a new photo straight from the photo chooser.
Now we are going to talk about the draw over live video feature. This is only available in the Pro version of the app, and it allows you to draw directly over the video captured by your phone’s camera. No need to take a picture and then draw over it, you’ll simply draw over the live video. If you need to focus the camera, you can half press the shutter button just like the regular camera app, and if you want to save the picture just fully press the shutter button, the phone will vibrate and capture them image you’re seeing right along with all the lines you’ve drawn.
Speaking of saving, I’m now going to write about the the saving options. You can save your doodle either locally on your phone, or remotely in the SkyDrive. If you save it locally, you can then share it with anyone using the standard Windows Phone sharing options including Facebook and Twitter. you can also sync your doodles with your computer. Saving your drawing remotely on the SkyDrive allows you to be able to access it from your computer without any syncing and have it available anywhere. In the free version of the app, you can only save one image on the SkyDrive, uploading another will replace the old one, in the Pro version you can upload as many images as you want and they are all kept.
That’s it, I hope you enjoy my app and if you have any doubt or suggestion please contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for reading.
The JotPad Pro is the paid version but has a free trial and can be obtained here -> Download JotPad Pro
This paid version will give you the ability of using the draw over live video feature, save as many images as you want in the SkyDrive and have the app ad free.
Are you like me and want to get into having your own app? Well I came across this site and thought it would be a good one to share with you all as you can create your own Windows Phone 7 app with ease using your existing website as a starting point.
Conduit Mobile is really simple to use and a straight forward drag and drop interface! If I find time I may produce my own app in the future!
Budding Musician? Use it to promote your work!
If your down in Bristol, check these guys out!