As a Developer Evangelist from Microsoft I help developers develop apps for Windows Phone or Windows 8. I cover the Western United States. Because of that, I wanted to do a post to showcase some of the apps that are coming out of the west. Of course, because Silicon Valley is part of the West Coast, I am sure you will recognize a few of these apps, but they are not all from big brand names.
Help me support the developers working hard on the west coast to build apps. Download the apps (All are free or have a trial) and then review them too… As a developer myself, I love to get ratings and feedback for my games and apps (I included my game on here too :) )
Hotel Tonight – Windows 8 – Get a great deal on a hotel TODAY. I love this app, I am always last minute so it not only helps me get a room last minute but find really cool hotels to stay at. http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/hotel-tonight/2DAEDD08-2405-47F9-8069-4FEEC7BCCD8D
Scribed – Windows 8 – http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/scribd-read-unlimited-books/b6b0df3c-febf-4b02-b548-7acb4c91b1b1 – If you like to read, try Scribed to read thousands of books for $8.99 a month, I am checking it out using the free trial.
Interactive Touch Books for Kids – Windows 8 – http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/interactive-touch-books-for-kids/26145e23-b981-4795-a383-66277caa3086 – My daughter loves this, she is in the drag drop stage and wants to play this again and again.
Madagascar Math Ops – Windows 8 http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/madagascar-math-ops/66724460-7712-4241-be7e-eb172db21c66 – I might be starting my daughter a bit early on this but she loves the Madagascar characters. Try it out and let me know what you think.
Dave In the Cave – Windows Phone – http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/dave-in-the-cave/e26cc5fa-f96d-4dfb-9ac6-d57b9cecac89 – (Shameless Self Promotion) Help Dave Escape the Caves, 20 levels of fun. The first 10 may be easy but then it starts to ramp up and really makes you think about your next move. Check it out and let me know what you think. It is the first game I created.
Baby Connect (Active Logger) – http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/baby-connect/bd32d247-f3db-4b17-bfdb-7cb5b40639b6 – If you have a baby you are always keeping track of things, pee, poo, food, sleep, repeat.. This is a great way to not only keep track, but to share with others that help to take care of your little one.
That’s it for now. Download, rate, and let me know what you think too.. Im proud to show off apps coming out of the west.. keep them coming.