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Thursday, August 25, 2011

TodayXLive the Next WP7 Makeover for Windows Mobile

Posted by Darren Blade in "Windows Phone Software" @ 10:00 PM

http://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...d.php?t=1087494

Still holding out on making the jump from WinMo 6.X, but want the look of WP7? If so, TodayXLive is the app for you. TodayXLive is a plugin for your Today screen that gives you a tile-based start page, complete with live updating. The plugin works for Windows Mobile Pocket PC 5 and 6 and requires .NET Compact Framework 3.5.

Before I purchased my Samsung Focus with its slippery Windows Phone 7 interface, I was chugging along with my Omnia II with its ageing Windows Mobile interface. It was atop this that I had finally installed the SPB Mobile Shell which kept me going, I guess. When skins for the SPB Mobile Shell became available sporting the then new WP7 look and (somewhat) feel, I had to give it a go. It was nice to be touting my Omnia II in its new WP7 dress, but it was at the detriment of overall performance and ultimately battery life. One annoying side effect of the SPB Mobile Shell for a sizable subset of us users was the Alarms bug, or lack of alarms going off, as the case was for me. I need alarms; nothing irks more than missing something important. Read more...


Monday, July 14, 2008

VITO Releases Winterface: A Combo Shell, Launcher and Task Manager

Posted by Paul Martin in "Pocket PC Software" @ 08:00 AM

http://iwindowsmobile.com/vito-mobile-shell.html

"Windows Mobile comprising the options of a launcher, a task manager, and a multitude of Today plug-ins. Winterface gives the user unprecedented freedom to easily lay out interface exactly the way they like it. As a shell Winterface removes the necessity to turn to default Windows Mobile interface: Today screen and Start menu. Winterface opens instantly whenever users draw a simple gesture on the screen. It allows users to have as many screens as they need and put on them icons for applications, settings and contacts. As a launcher Winterface features one tap launch of any installed applications and settings. As a task manager Winterface lets you easily switch between running applications. A fixed icon on the first screen lets users see running programs, switch between them or close them."

In a continuation of it's touch-interface programs, VITO has released Winterface, which combines a new shell, launcher and task manager. Unlike the built-in shell, which sorts programs alphabetically under the Program Files folder, you can create your own pages and sort them however you like. You can download a demo or purchase directly from Vito. While the regular price is $19.95, they are offering SPB Mobile Shell owners a $5 competive discount for a few more days. Additionally, Winterface will now replace GoodWin in iWindowsMobile Communication Suite v 1.05. How many of you have changed your interface to something like Winterface or SPB Mobile Shell?


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Spb Online Shell Showcased, Set to Appear in Australia Soon

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC News" @ 03:45 AM

http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/abo...8/may21.html?en

"Today at CeBIT Australia, Spb Software House, a leading mobile applications vendor, showcased Spb Online Shell — a practical on-device access point to online multimedia content and services. Spb Online Shell will help mobile network operators deliver improved content experiences to subscribers. Spb Online Shell is an elegant content discovery solution that makes it possible to bring online radio, TV, video-on-demand, weather, gaming, music, and shopping directly to subscribers using Windows Mobile handsets. Set to reinvigorate user enthusiasm for mobile entertainment and data, Spb Online Shell is an easy to use and engaging single entry portal for online services and payments. It is designed to strictly adhere to, and enhance, a carrier's unique identity and brand. Sebastian-J Schmidt, CEO, Spb Software, said: "The demand for mobile services is strong throughout the world. In Australia, we're now actively seeking partnerships with innovative mobile carriers, and believe that Spb Online Shell will resonate well here, since Australia is an early adopter of 3G and streaming content for mobile devices." Spb Online Shell uses the engine of Spb Mobile Shell, an application that has been recognized by dozens of respected mobility experts around the world as the user interface improver, which reignites interest in Windows Mobile and changes the device experience completely."



Interesting! I'll keep a close eye on the mobile market here in Oz and let you all know just how much of an impact Spb Online Shell makes.


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