Back in September, my Connected Show co-host, Dmitry Lyalin, announced on Episode #37 that he was building a Windows Phone 7 application for Leo Laporte’s This Week in Tech (TWiT) network. I’m happy to announced that his application has now gone live in the Windows Phone Marketplace! The application went live on Wednesday 11/24, the day before Thanksgiving in the US. But since most US folks were probably heading off for the holiday, I figured I’d share the news here now that most folks are back at work.
A big CONGRATULATIONS to Dmitry on getting this beautiful application out there into the Marketplace! This was a huge undertaking for him in his side time (the little that he had)… and one reason we took a two month break from the Connected Show.
I am VERY happy, very proud to announce that TWiT (v1.0) for Windows Phone 7 has been published to the marketplace.
Thank you folks, for your support
Big THANK YOU to my wife, for her patience during all those lost nights and weekends I spent working on this since July
Big THANK YOU to my testers, you know who you are, your feedback was invaluable.
Big THANK YOU to the local DPE team who supported me, thank you!
Big THANK YOU to TWiT network for your support and encouragement throughout this large undertaking
Description: “TWiT for Windows Phone 7 brings you all the networks netcast content to your mobile device in an easy to use Media Hub. Listen or watch great shows on demand such as This Week In Tech, Windows Weekly, Security Now, This Week In Google and much more (28 shows to choose from and growing)”
Don’t know know what TWiT is? click here to learn all about this amazing netcast network! (Video / audio podcasts of 28 shows)
Patch v1.1 (Now LIVE as of 11/30/2010)
- Minor bug exists in v1.0 where under certain conditions the Cache will store the wrong episodes for a show and not update from RSS feed, this has been fixed
- Application will be moved for Entertainment category (instead of Music and Video)
- A few other Misc. fixes
This is already submitted for marketplace approval and I hope to have it out next week (Week of 11/29).
Patch v1.2 (Tentative)
- Adding Live audio feed!
- More Misc. bug fixes
Please be sure to report all suggestions and issues to me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a Windows Phone, go enjoy Dmitry’s app and the shows from the TWiT network! The app is available for FREE in the marketplace. But if you like it, and want to support future development on it, feel free to ‘tip’ Dmitry via his Windows Phone development site.
Don’t have a Windows Phone yet, but want to see what the TWiT app is like? Check out the YouTube video Dmitry posted of him demoing the app in an emulator:
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