Friday App Shout-Out: BeeCells, Azure Ticker, and Netizen
Welcome to the first Friday App Shout-Out for 2013, and Happy New Year to you all!
Our first app from the fine folks here in the Mid-Atlantic is BeeCells, a simple and fun game where you try to clear the board by gathering groups of colored balls. It supports both mouse and touch, and features multiple themes and nice animation. Here's a screen shot:
BeeCells is brought to you by local community member Anton Butsev.
If you're using Windows Azure services, you might want a simple and convenient way to keep track of your current usage, and the new app Azure Ticker, published by Applied Information Sciences, and developed by Vishwas Lele, may be just what you need. The app keeps things simple, providing the ability to associate your Azure account with the app, and once associated, provides Live Tile updates on the start screen with your current account balance. Nice way to keep track of your costs on an ongoing basis, without having to log into the account portal:
AIS has published a nice post detailing the app and answering some FAQs about it's use.
AIS went for a two-fer this week, also releasing their Netizen app for Windows 8, which allows constituents to keep track of how their representatives in the US Congress (or any Senator or Congressman, for that matter), are voting on issues of interest to them:
As with the Azure Ticker app, AIS has a detailed blog post on the Netizen app as well, which provides information both on the app itself, as well as the underlying Windows Azure service that AIS put together to support the app.
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Drop me a note if you're working on a Windows 8 app and have questions or need advice.