Introducing Extendee – Attend & Extend Conferences

Many of us attend conferences, festivals, marathons and other events. So are others from your city, country or region. Quite often we are traveling in parallel without realizing that other like-minded people are flying alongside us on the same flights.

We’ve created Extendee to fix that. Use Extendee to:

  • Start the event early. Meet like-minded people and start reaping the benefits on the way to the event.
  • Save on transportation. Share a taxi on the way from the airport or rent a car together and save.
  • Maximize ROI. You’ve already invested time and money into going there. Extendee helps you maximize return on that investment.

Check it out at and, please, help us spread the word by sharing with your friends on social media. Thank you!

Top 10 Windows 10 Apps of 2016


Happy New Year! Now that 2016 is behind us, it is a perfect time to take a look at the best Windows 10 apps of the last year. There are numerous ways to compile Top-10 app charts: you can rank apps by downloads, by revenue or by subjective criteria of a specific person. What we decided to do is none of these: we thought we’ll get you a top-10 by the interest app news generated on AppRaisin.

So, without further ado, here are the apps that attracted the most attention from the AppRaisin community…

#10 Skype Preview (UWP)

Skype Preview was released for Windows 10 Mobile in the summer and that garnered enough votes to get it into the #10.

#9 Facebook Messenger

Facebook released a set of their iOS-like apps and their Messenger finds itself at #9 on our list.

#8 FIFA Mobile Soccer

Surprisingly FIFA Mobile Soccer is the only game on this list.

#7 Twitter

An update for the official Twitter app for Windows 10 was long overdue (especially on mobile) and it was welcomed with enough votes to land it at #7 on the list.

#6 Steam

Steam’s mobile companion app was probably mistaken for the “real thing” and received a lot of love from the community.

#5 Instagram

Instagram got to feature parity with iOS/Android last year, but it’s the surprise release on the desktop that got the most attention from people.

#4 ProShot

Legendary 3rd party Windows Phone camera app ProShot has finally landed on Windows 10 (including PCs) and was met with enthusiasm by the users.

#3 Facebook

Facebook’s title app got a major update along with it’s “sister” apps (Messenger and Instagram) and, even though some dislike it’s “foreign” design language, it is closest to feature parity Windows apps have ever been with their iOS/Android versions.

#2 VLC

Everyone’s favorite geeky media player VLC got a UWP update and enough love for the silver medal.

#1 Vinci

Remember when Prisma was all the rage on the internet? This was the highest (lowest?) point of “app envy” for Windows phone users in 2016. But a different app came to the rescue. This app is called Vinci and it was the most welcome app news of 2016 according to AppRaisin community. Congratulations!

Support for Xbox One is here!


We are happy to announce that you can now use AdDuplex to cross-promote your Windows 10 UWP apps on Xbox One. This means that AdDuplex SDK v.10.1 (or newer) now supports apps running on Xbox One natively – including controller support for ad selection (clicking) and interstitial dismissal.

How do I start promoting my app on Xbox One for free?

For Universal Windows apps that are already participating in the AdDuplex cross-promotion network, enabling Xbox One support is as easy as making sure your app runs AdDuplex SDK v.10.1 or newer and checking one checkbox in app details under Device Family:


Those wishing to add a new app with Xbox support (or to separate Xbox One version of the app from other device families) will have to create a new app record on AdDuplex, select Windows 10 as app platform and Xbox as supported Device family:



What about campaigns?

While our ad inventory on Xbox One is ramping up we will not provide a publicly accessible way for paying advertisers to advertise on Xbox One. However, we understand that holiday season is an important opportunity to promote your app to the new Xbox One users. So, if you’re interested in advertising on Xbox One right away, please, contact us at and we will be happy to assist.

Introducing One Tap Messages–the fastest way to send preset SMS, emails and more


There are messages that we send over and over – inform someone that we will be late for a meeting, thank someone else for the information or a lovely evening, greet someone special or the whole world in the morning. You name it.

Additionally, the infamous “app gap” often puts Windows users in a position when certain electronic services aren’t accessible to us just because there’s no app for Windows. But what most of us don’t realize is that quite often these services are provided the “old-school” way as well – via SMS. To give you a personal example, there’s no parking app for Windows (phone) in Vilnius where I live. However, you can park your car the same way by sending an SMS in a predefined format to a special number. Typing or copy-pasting that text every time is very annoying. And that’s what One Tap Messages solves for me:


Now I have presets for all the parking zones in my city and I can park my car right from the start screen with just one tap. I’m pretty sure that’s even faster than from a native app on iOS or Android.

You may have various services accessible this way where you live: from public transportation tickets, to hailing a taxi, to buying stuff from a vending machine.

One Tap Messages is not limited to SMS though. You can add email presets or even “generic” share presets that would activate standard system sharing mechanism to let you share that message to any medium be it social media, messaging apps or anything that accepts text.

Please give One Tap Messages a try, spread the word and let us know your use cases in the comments below.


As all the other AxGarage apps, One Tap Messages is free on both mobile and desktop with optional in-app purchases to remove the ads and unlock unlimited presets and categories.

2 new Windows 10 apps from AdDuplex Garage


Over the years we’ve developed a bunch of bits and pieces of software that we use internally for one thing or the other. We decided to release some of it to the wider audience. All the things we release under this initiative can be found on a special AxGarage site. Much more will be added there as time goes by, but we start with two initial releases in the form of 2 Windows 10 UWP apps: Random Tool and One Tap Reminders.

Random Tool

Random Tool aims to be your Swiss army knife for all things random. We use it to pick winners for contests we run, to spice up a morning standup meeting by randomizing the order of speaking or to just pick random numbers, throw dice, flip coins or make decisions.

Additionally, Random Tool can speak the results aloud making it even more useful in a group setting.


One Tap Reminders

All of us need to be reminded about various things and quite often these reminders are pretty standard for our recurring situations: call someone in 5 minutes, pickup pizza in 20 minutes, switch stove off before something is overcooked, etc. One Tap Reminders lets you create reminder presets, [optionally] pin them to your start screen and activate them with just one tap – faster than you can ask Cortana to do it (even provided she hears you on the first try) and definitely faster than fiddling with reminder settings in an app.


Both apps are universal Windows 10 apps (UWP) and work on both mobile and desktop (should work on HoloLens as well) and available from the Windows Store free of charge (apps are ad supported and include a one-time in-app purchase to remove ads and unlock extra functionality).

Please, check Random Tool and One Tap Reminders out, spread the word and rate them 5 stars in the store!

More AxGarage apps and services are on the way. Stay tuned…