AppRaisin is now accessible to Windows Phone 8 and non-Windows users

AppRaisin

AppRaisin is a community-driven Windows 10 UWP app that enables users to discover the top of the crop app and game releases and updates from the Windows Store.

One of the big requests for AppRaisin team was the support for Windows Phone 8 devices. But since it’s pretty hard to scale down the UWP app we carried out another way to expand the reach and released a mobile web version of AppRaisin service instead. Currently it is in read-only mode, but still it enables a large number of WP8 and non-Windows users to keep up with the latest Windows Store app and game news around the world.

AppRaisin Web

So jump to http://appraisin.com and pin it to your start screen –> explore what’s new and hot in Windows Store for Apps & Games!

App Recommendations Of The Week

AppRaisin Recommends:

MyerSplash

MyerSplash is a smooth and simple app that provides an easy and comfortable way to browse the amazing photos from Unsplash website and you can even download it. Get the app here.

MyerSpalsh

GeoPhoto

GeoPhoto is a nice app that enables you to organize your photos by the location that it was taken. Select photo folders from your computer or cloud and GeoPhoto will lay it out on the map automatically. Get the app here.

geo

Gamers’ Pick of the Week:

Bridge Constructor

In Bridge Constructor you have to prove yourself as an accomplished master bridge builder. Play 40 different levels, and build bridges over deep valleys, canals, and rivers. Get the game here.

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AppRaisin — discover new Windows apps and games.

Are you still not an AppRaisin user? Download the app here.

App Picks Of The Week

Before we get into app and game recommendation let’s see what’s up in the latest AppRaisin update that was released today. So now you’ll be able to search the latest news, which are available in Latest and Rising lists. Search works through app name, news headline and description. It could be combined with any filter and used in both Rising and Latest lists. Together comes a list of improvements and bug fixes. More about the update here.

AppRaisin Recommends:

imo desktop free video calls and chat

Imo desktop free video calls and chat  enables you to message and video chat with your friends and family for free. And no matter what device they are on. You can make high-quality video and voice calls between different devices.
Get the desktop or mobile app.

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North

North is a sophisticated compass designed for accuracy not found in other apps: North implements custom algorithm designed for compass applications; it compares computed and measured magnetic field parameters and will inform you if there is a mismatch and more. Get the app here.

North

Gamers’ Pick of the Week:

SBK16 Official Mobile Game

The SBK Official Mobile Game is back and now totally FREE TO PLAY! Experience the thrill of handling a 200 HP beast, speeding through the most challenging race tracks around the world. Compete against reigning Champion Jonathan Rea and other real SBK riders, challenge your friends or measure your riding skills in the new Test Ride mode to earn yourself a game-changing reward. Interested? Get the game here.

SBK

AdDuplex Windows Phone Device Statistics Report–July, 2016

Was Windows 10 Mobile able to grow significantly? Is it growing evenly in all the countries? What is the most popular Windows phone out there? Do Windows enthusiasts use the same phones as the general public? Is there a country with only one Lumia in the top-5?

These are the questions we try to answer in the July edition of the AdDuplex Windows phone statistics report.

App Picks Of The Week

AppRaisin Recommends:

Wikipedia UWP

Wikipedia UWP – a free Wikipedia app exclusively designed for all Windows 10 devices with rich feature experience. Get the app here.

Wikipedia UWP

Duplex Player

Duplex Player is a multimedia player which includes new features, such as Picture in Picture (Pip), Cast to Chromecast and DLNA devices, record media content to local storage, automatic search/download of subtitles, browse and play directly from OneDrive without the need to download, discover and play media content stored in network media servers and more. Get the app here.

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Gamers’ Pick of the Week:

Monster Buster: World Invasion

Thinking about Pokémon? Go find and fight Monsters instead! World gets crazy with finding some creatures outdoors. Windows Phone/Mobile users enjoy this over a year with Monster Buster: World Invasion. Explore your city with your smartphone and find rare monsters from parallel universes invading our world. Get the game here.

Monster Buster

Enjoy!

Download AppRaisin app here.

The Winner of AppStretch Contest Announced

THE WINNER

More than two months ago AppStretch launched “Funding and an ultimate developer laptop for your ideas” contest. And now it is time to announce the winner.

From all the developers that verified the ownership of their apps and games on AppStretch until 1st of July we randomly picked one lucky winner. So congratulations go to Moath Othman who chose to get a MacBook Pro! Your prize is on the way. Hope it will help you create more cool apps and games!

And a reminder to all other devs who verified their apps until 1st of June – your first crowdfunding campaign on AppStretch will be commission free. Maybe it’s time to launch one?

Moath added his puzzle game PuzzPic on AppStretch. You can get it from the App Store and share some feature requests on AppStretch if you feel that you miss any. Moreover, you might get a chance to win great prize too.

To encourage app and game users to share their feature ideas for any app or game, AppStretch launched “App Feature Wish List” publication on Medium and is giving away iPhone 6S, Samsung Galaxy S7 or Lumia 950. Check it out and add your story!

Good luck!

App Picks of the Week

Paul Thurrott’s Pick of the Week

Technology journalist and blogger Paul Thurrott identifies exceptional Windows apps that appear on AppRaisin. This week Paul recommends:

Alto’s Adventure

A hugely popular perpetual motion scroller that debuted previously on Android and iOS. But it’s available now on Windows 10 for PCs, and that means you can finally try out all the snowboarding and llama goodness on a real computer. Get the app here.

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AppRaisin Recommends

Formula 1

If you’re a big fan of Formula 1 racing, you can now keep up with your favorite teams and drivers with the official Formula 1 app for Windows 10 PC and Mobile. In addition to driver and team news, the new app also serves up quick access to live race leaderboards, the full race schedule and much more. Get the app here.

Formula1

Steam

Steam app for Windows 10 Mobile got an update recently. The side bar menu has a lot of new options, and it also brings better support for the white theme. Get the app here.

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Gamers’ Pick of the Week

Lewandowski: Euro Star 2016

GAME TROOPERS releases Lewandowski: Euro Star 2016 for Windows 10 Mobile. Become a freestyle legend in this soccer game and prove that you can juggle like a pro with the help of Robert Lewandowski. Get the game here.

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App Feature Wish List Contest. Powered by AppStretch

App Feature Wish List

The idea of AppStretch is to help developers collect feature requests from their true app and game fans and enable them to support the realization of the features the users want through crowdfunding and crowdpromotion.

To encourages app and game users (and developers) to share their favorite app feature ideas, AppStretch launched a publication on Medium “App Feature Wish List”. This publication is a set of articles published by actual app users, explaining why the particular app or game is cool and what features, in their opinion,  would make it even better.

Moreover, everyone who publish their article to “App Feature Wish List” publication until August 31st, 2016, will get a chance to win Microsoft Lumia 950, iPhone 6S or Samsung Galaxy S7!

Is there any app features that you miss? Share your story — tell your ideas and help the developers realize it.

The main information that your story should include to participate the sweepstakes is:

  1. What do you like about the particular app and how do you use it on your daily bases?
  2. What features do you miss and why do you think it would make the app even more effective and useful?
  3. Share your feature requests on AppStretch and link it in the story.

More information about the “App Feature Wish List” publication and official contest rules are here.

App Picks of the Week

AppRaisin Recommends

PODCASTO

Podcasto is a brilliant podcast app for managing your podcast feeds. You can explore, subscribe and even download your favorite podcasts. Get the app here.

Podcasto

FORZA FOOTBALL

Live scores and push notifications, opinion polls and video highlights for more than 420 soccer leagues and cups around the world in one app. Get the app here.

Forza

Gamers’ Pick of the Week

PIXEL SURVIVAL

Craft and upgrade traps, improve gears, harvest and gather materials for crafting and try to survive as long as you can in the wilderness. Acquire coins, open treasure chests and discover new treasure loot for survival. Get the game here.

Pixel


Paul Thurrotts’ Pick of the Week

Technology journalist and blogger Paul Thurrott identifies exceptional Windows apps that appear on AppRaisin. This week Paul recommends:

GROOVE MUSIC

An application that was basically ignored on Windows for quite a while. But it was kind a heating up recently. And if you’re on Windows Insider program and you use the app you’ve probably noticed a bunch of new features. One of the most exiting is Your Groove, which is a music discovery feature. Check out the app here.

Groove

App Picks of the Week

Many different app and game news appear on AppRaisin every day. And here are the recommended app picks from last week that you should definitely be aware of:

Paul Thurrott’s Pick of the Week

Technology journalist and blogger Paul Thurrott identifies exceptional Windows apps that appear on AppRaisin. This week Paul recommends:

WELLS FARGO WINDOWS 10
This mobile app is for Wells Fargo customers and it enables you to manage your money, make transfers and payments, track investments and has exceptional security features. Check out the app here.

Wells Fargo Windows 10

AppRaisin Recommends

edjing Scratch: vinyle digital

edjing Scratch emulates the real vinyl behavior and its sound rendering for the best scratching experience. With Mixfader and edjing Scratch you’ll be able to mix and scratch anywhere with your smartphone or a tablet. Want to be a DJ? Get the app here.

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My Study Life

This free cross-platform study planner has a full package of features and enables you to see homework due and overdue for classes, classes which conflict with your exams and even add revision tasks for a specific exam. It syncs data between devices, allowing you to use the app online and offline. Get the app here.

My Study Life

Gamers’ Pick of the Week

Top Gear: Drift Legends

Looking for another time killer? Check out Top Gear: Drift Legends. This official Top Gear mobile game is all about speed, style and smoke. Get the game here.

Top Gear: Drift Legends


What other apps and games did you discover recently? Share your personal picks in the comments.