1. Garneth's Avatar
    Edit: Tentative logo below. Opinions? I'm an amateur at graphic design honestly.

    Hey Windows Phone Central!

    I'm currently working on my first publishable app EVER, out of any mobile platform. It's a very basic concept that I bet any developer more experienced than I could make in less than the time it took me, but I had a lot of fun making this app, along with the frustrating hours spent trying to figure out stuff!

    So, I present to you, "Shortcuts for Windows Phone" - An app that saves you time when it comes to online services. Ever needed to quickly shorten a URL, but didn't feel like going through the effort of logging into one of the sites, pasting a URL, all that?


    Shortcuts has a feature for that! Simply drop any URL in, click "Shorten" or hit the Enter key on your phone's keyboard, and swiftly the app will retrieve a shortened version for you, brought to you by TinyURL.

    But, that's not all. Ever wanted to upload a picture, but didn't want to have to deal with downloading an app such as Skypath, or using sites like Flickr, Photobucket, or even SkyDrive?
    Forget that annoyance, let's make it easy.


    Simply click the Choose Image button, choose an image from your photos, and click Upload! Just as swiftly as with the URL shortener, your picture will be uploaded to Imgur, a free image-hosting service that does not limit how many photos you can upload in total. The only limit, I believe, is something like only 50 pictures a day per IP address. Don't have an Imgur account? No problem! Your image will be uploaded anonymously, so there's no need for putting passwords anywhere.

    Sure, the app's interface is not the prettiest by far, but I'm not much for interface design, I'm more of a code-oriented person. Of note, though, is the app looks quite pretty when the phone is in it's light theme. The app works, and I'm really proud of myself for making this. If anybody has any suggestions for more Shortcut-ish features (as these are shortcuts to shorten a url quick / upload a picture quick), do let me know so I can work on that feature :)

    Anyway, that's my first app. Fairly simple compared to other apps out there, but I certainly had fun making it :)

    Edit: Here is the .xap in case you are interested in testing for me :)
    Last edited by Garneth; 01-15-2014 at 02:57 PM.
    chenhogi likes this.
    12-18-2013 08:22 PM
  2. chenhogi's Avatar
    Nice, I'll give it a try.
    12-18-2013 11:18 PM
  3. Garneth's Avatar
    Nice, I'll give it a try.
    I'll put up the .xap right now :)
    Edit: Here it is https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByP...it?usp=sharing
    12-19-2013 05:31 AM
  4. shamrock1988's Avatar
    Good man. Unfortunately the store is flooded with this type of app. Sorry
    12-19-2013 05:49 AM
  5. Garneth's Avatar
    Good man. Unfortunately the store is flooded with this type of app. Sorry
    Figured. This is more of a learning project for myself anyway. I'd like to add more shortcut features to make the app worth downloading, any ideas? :)
    shamrock1988 likes this.
    12-19-2013 06:37 AM
  6. shamrock1988's Avatar
    If i had the talent. I'd make a small business invoice app
    12-30-2013 06:31 PM
  7. Garneth's Avatar
    I figured I would bump this thread, to say the app will be submitted to the store soon. I spent some time yesterday working on a logo, and I feel the one I've chosen is quite nice. I'm not at all the best at graphic design, so please do critique:
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    01-15-2014 02:57 PM

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