- 04-28-2012, 03:44 AM #1
We released a new app just a couple days ago, it's called "AppVegas" and it is a fun way to find apps and games for Windows Phone. The idea for the app was inspired by UrbanSpoon on the iPhone (for those who haven't used it, UrbanSpoon uses a slot machine interface to find local restaurants). We've *coughstolencough* that concept and used it for finding WP apps and games - a more noble cause if you ask us! Please try it out and let us know what you think!
Download link: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appId=...5-43247567e681
The link above is for the free version. If you find that you enjoy the app, there is a paid version as well (the link for that is in the app itself).
Thank you for your time!
- 05-01-2012, 09:37 PM #3
Thanks for the feedback RogueCode!
Keep in mind that the Metro design philosophy is about removing unnecessary chrome. That is why if you have a book collection app for WP7, instead of making it look like an actual physical bookcase the way iOS does, you would simply have a list of the book covers.
The slot wheels in those screenshots are actually slot wheels, and that is why they look that way. If they were merely a way to pick an item out of a list, they would not look like that :)
Hope that explanation helps, and also hope you are enjoying the app!
- 05-02-2012, 08:44 AM #4
The problem is that the rest of the interface is Metro and flat. Because of that, the slot design is out of place. If you desire to emulate a slot machine, I say go all-in and do it justice. It's not a great idea to shoehorn a design concept on halfway.
I was a beta tester, but the official release appears to be unavailable in Australia. Do you have plans on releasing it here any time soon?
- 05-02-2012, 01:36 PM #5
It has definitely been released worldwide. Is it not showing up when searching for either "AppVegas" or "Seles Games" in the marketplace?
Btw, definitely remember your email - you were the only person amongst the beta testers who objected to the slot machine's visual design :)
Perhaps in the future we can offer 2 different looks selectable via a settings screen!
Last edited by SelesGames; 05-02-2012 at 01:43 PM.
- 05-02-2012, 02:34 PM #6
Hey Seles Games, great app as I used it a few times and found a couple of good apps. Keep up the good work!
Some off-topic: Are you going to make a ad-free paid version of the Windows Phones News app?
- 05-03-2012, 02:07 AM #7
Hi htom, thank you for the kind words! Hope you keep enjoying it :)
For WP News, the demand is a lot higher for a free version than paid, so for now we will only have the 1 version.
Btw, if you tap on any ad in WP News, it removes ads for the remainder of your session, so at least it gives you a way to "virtually" go ad-free.
- 05-03-2012, 03:49 AM #8