Ben Elliott · Aug 12, 2010 at 06:00 am

Make a Wish with BirthdayCake2 for Windows Mobile

After you’ve had your share of the birthday wine, a task as seemingly innocuous as blowing out the candles on your cake can become a dangerous life-or-death feat complete with burning clothes and a ruined carpet. Thankfully, XDA member Jaxbot‘s BirthdayCake2 application for Windows Mobile removes the mess and the cake itself – allowing you to blow out virtual candles through the clever use of your phone’s microphone.

The small but fun application will let you calibrate the noise level at which the candles will be ‘blown out’, while also allowing you to program the phone to play a tune when they’re extinguished successfully. Personal messages can also be set to appear on the screen once it’s finished.

BirthdayCake2 is, as you probably guessed, version 2 of Jaxbot’s app. The newer version brings improved graphics and the reduction of bugs and is available in the application thread.


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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above.
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