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Posts Tagged: windows mobile 6.1

Game Changers – HTC Home

September 19, 2011   By:

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The recent XDA TV article by Azrienoch & cajunflavouredbob reminded me of the old days, when the HTC logo looked like this. Because of this, I was reminded of some of the old things released that really changed how we use and view our devices and also changed what we came to expect from the device manufacturers.

The first game changer I want to look at is HTC Home. This was the first incarnation of what would eventually come to be HTC Sense. It ran on windows mobile as a plug-in for the home screen and instead of displaying widgets that can be freely moved around to suit the users needs, it displayed one of 5 or 6 things on half the screen.

The first was the “home” tab, this displayed a large digital style clock, below this was sms, emails and missed calls notifications, This was way before the flip clock style animation we know and love today was dreamed of.

The next tab was the “people” tab allowing you to have 10 contacts available via shortcuts.

Next was “weather” displaying a non animated logo from a limited range of places. If I remember correctly, it was tied into the Accuweather service and you could eventually add cities by using the accuweather city codes.

Following this was a “program” tab allowing ten application shortcuts. Funny how that seemed enough back then. These also allowed easy access to settings like connectivity as well. Then, there was a page entirely devoted to sound (and no not music, I’m taking about volume levels and ringtone levels).

At the time, this was THE thing to have, just like modern sense is now. This was because it showed the things you needed to see in one place, and it did it in a more aesthetic way than the existing plug-ins did. But I find it interesting to see how a simple today screen plugin has evolved to become a integral part of the Android operating system on HTC phones.

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If you haven’t checked out Xianpeng’s Game Boy Advance emulator for Windows Mobile, XDA forum member #LG# has brought our attention to this great freeware.

The XDA member states that the without sound enabled, it works almost perfectly on his BENQ E72 with 230 MHz OMAP processor and approx 20MB of RAM. On how Blue Angel, his exact words were ‘amazing’!

Advantages of the emulator include:

  • Fast ROM emulation
  • Runs slower on PDAs/ smartphones
  • Portrait, landscape left/right + fullscreen, fit to screen, vga screen view modes
  • Frameskip
  • *.sav files support
  • Touch controlled pad
NB The emulator does not appear to work on the HTC Kaiser.
Requires Windows Mobile 5.0 +
For more information including download links, head on over to the forum thread.

 

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TodayXLiveXDA01

There are many people who argue that WM is indeed dying out slowly as most people who were developing for it have jumped ship either to Android, WP7, or even to iOS. However, for those of you still rocking this OS, you will be happy to learn that not everyone has left for green pastures and that there are still people who see the potential that this OS once had. XDA member loffactory brings that concept and tries to marry it with the most current of events by releasing TodayXLive, which is a UI replcement that will make any device sporting Windows Mobile 6.1 and up look and feel like a Windows Phone 7 device. Transitions and animations are quite smooth and are bound to give your device a renewed, minimalistic look without having to use and skin other UI replacements like SPBMS or others of its kind. It is fully configurable, so you will be able to change things around if you don’t like the stock layout. This is still in beta, so you may run into a couple of bugs here and there. One last thing is that the dev does not mention anything about resolution requirements. However, one member reported success with it running it in a HTC Touch aka Elf, so QVGA and likely VGA are supported.

Please leave some feedback if you feel that you can help the dev somehow.

TodayXLive is a today screen plug-in look like windows phone 7.

The next generation user interface to windows mobile…

You can find more information in the application thread.

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For those of you running Windows Mobile, XDA forum member Nullstring has attempted to create a Windows Phone 7 Lock like application for WM6.x and 6.5.x.

The unlock feature is a horizontal-slide-and-unlock because the dev thought it would be more finger friendly and wanted to avoid applying the initial hard pressure on a specific slide to unlock area.

Features of the app include -

  • being skinnable
  • customisable image or text
  • customisable font
  • reposition objects
  • supports all resolutions
  • supports a variety of languages
  • suspends or turn the backlight off when unused or unlocked for n seconds

JWMD SlideUnlock is available for free – to download and for more information, head on over to the forum thread.

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Still have a Windows Mobile device and finally got tired of the same keyboards? XDA member mirolg presents these keyboard alternatives for your joy. You´ll find a nice Toshiba keyboard, a useful Toshiba pad with fast access to most common keyboard functions, Finger-keyboard, the HTC one (including languages), compact qwerty, phone pad, and a full qwerty one. Keyboards can be found in English, German, French, and Italian, all working on WM 6 and up with WVGA resolutions.
If you liked this work please leave some feed back to Developer.

Originally posted by mirolg
miROM_WVGA_keyboard collection

HTC KEYBOARD 1.5
FIX no overlap the bottom taskbar in 6.5.x ROMs miROM_Toshiba_Keyboard.cab install, reset look and NEW update 05.03.11 missing icons added
TOSHIBA FREE PAD

Toshiba Free_Pad.cab TO start the pad slide quick from bottom screen to upper. if will not works_ maybe need a toshiba dll also to works on other devices. i will look over that!

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TG01_20

Do you remember the menu used on the first Toshiba TG01 devices with Windows Mobile?, well now XDA member mirolg has ported it to work on more devices. ToshibaStripesMenu works on WM 6.1 and later and to install it, simply disable all items in the home screen, then install it, and it’s ready to use. Some members have reported some bugs on their devices and the developer is working on an updated version correcting the issues. No doubt, this is a nice home screen to have in mind.
If you like it, please let us know if it´s working or not. Your feedback is very important.

Originally posted by mirolg
ToshibaStripesMenu from last UK 6.5 ROM

ToshibaStripesMenu from last UK 6.5 ROM

for the best: before install the cab, disable all items in home menu, install time is about 1,5 min.(deactivate auto standby or set the stanby time higher) install the cab. no restart needed. go back in home settings, toshiba menu is now selected. press ok and toshiStripes starts!

works on 6.1 ROM, 6.5 ROM and 6.5.5 ROM (6.5.3 i think also)
(i must add a few files to works on every device)

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TRAKKR

Do you remember the flash games presented by XDA member Unit ZER0 a year ago? Well, now we have some updated flash gadgets to amaze your friends. They will display better on landscape mode and you will find the old classic ones like Scanner, Nav radar, and Tactical radar, plus new amazing flash work such as Global TrakkR, a BiO D-TekkTor, so you can “Track” your friends once they give you a DNA sample, Light-Bar a light patterns for several of the most common vehicles with sound, and INCEPTION Panel with the sounds of the movie to add drama to those special moments. This gadgets will give you plenty of fun moments to play with your Windows Mobile device.
If you like them please leave some feedback.

Originally posted by Unit ZER0
FlashGadgets

Have you ever wanted to amaze your friends with what your device can do? now you can with these FlashGadgets! they are simple flash videos, that when launched can make your device look like it has a built-in radar, or other sensors. Feel free to post your own creations as well!

(NOTE: these .swf files work best with the BryhtFlash 2.0 Player)

(NOTE: if the video looks funny because it’s on it’s side, don’t worry, when it’s viewed in landscape, it all fits together…)

Enjoy!

Previews Below

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Perhaps the applications and development for Windows Mobile is not as active as it used to be but it´s far from dead. XDA member ExtremeGTX presents HeadsetService, -only 4KB in memory- which allows you to control your favorite music player with your wired Headset Button. Players supported by the application are Windows Media Player, Audio Manager, Core Player, Nitrogen, S2P, Touch Player (Omnia i900 SMPlayer), and Touch Player (Omnia II). The app works for devices of various resolutions using WM6.1 and later. The app features Answer incoming call, option for device to be locked, Native Code (Fast Execution) and press speed changeable, amongst many others. The developer warns that if you have an HTC Device, DON’T Install, bugs present have not fixed yet, HTC Version still in the LAB for Development.

Originally posted by ExtremeGTX
[APP] [Updated] HeadsetService 1.3 (Control Music Player via Headset Button)

-Description:
HeadsetService is a background app that let you control your preferred music player using wired Headset Button
-Features:
Support Windows Mobile 6.1/6.5/6.5.X
Support Many Music Players
Windows Media Player
HTC Audio Manager
Core Player
Nitrogen
S2P
Touch Player (Omnia i900 SMPlayer)
Touch Player (Omnia II)
You Can Answer incoming call
Only 4KB in Memory
Device can be locked (Except Headset Button)
Native Code (Fast Execution)
Press Speed Can be Changed
Service only Activated if the chosen player is running
Service will automatically launch on Startup if it is activated
Service can be stopped at any time
Support WVGA, WQVGA ,VGA, QVGA


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Calc HD App For Windows Mobile Updated

February 19, 2011   By:

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Ever needed to find the cosine of an angle while you’re out and about? Worry not as XDA forum member Kation‘s Calc HD App for Windows Mobile WVGA devices has been updated.

Features of the app include -

  • Input forumla such as “(5)×√(5)×5×(√(25)-1)” and the calc will give “=100″.
  • Functions such as Sin, ArcCos, Ln.
  • Senior functions such as Abs, Ceil, Floor, Round.
  • Intelligent error checking e.g. 5xx5 or 1.2.3 not allowed.
  • Paste result to Formula.
  • Customise Sliding Sensitivity in CalcConfig.xml.
  • Special % mode.
  • Colour customisation.

Requires .Net CF 3.5 and Windows Mobile 6 or higher.

For more information including details of updates and to download the cab file, check out the application thread.

Windows Mobile VoIP SIP Updated

February 11, 2011   By:

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XDA member dhillonbros presents his updated VoIP SIP application for your Windows Mobile. You can use it to make calls via GPRS or WIFI taking advantage of the free options. The latest version now supports all major codec´s such as G.711 a-law, G.711 u-law, GSM codec, etc. Working on WM 6.1 and 6.5, this app needs to be installed on your main memory to work properly. The developer has tested it on the Blackstone, Leo, Omnia II, Glofiish M700, Rhodium and Blue Angel.
If you find bugs please report so future versions can be fixed.

Originally posted by dhillonbros
Windows Mobile VoIP SIP Cab

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WM6.5 and now WM6.1
*********
Install on Fresh OS
Tested and flying on my HD, HD2, Omnia II, Glofiish M700, Touch Pro2[Rhodium], BlueAngel[PDA2K].

This time i have made single cab[sipConfig.cab] with Schap`s voip setup inbuilt. Hopefully 3g option will work with this cab as i have changed few settings. Tweaked is home screen item selection[select thru Available and selected to make cellular call or sip/voip call{one have to use classic home screen to do this}]. This cab is GSM codec based unlike previous cabs hence very low bandwidth is required to place calls, Can be used to make calls over GPRS but not sure. Quality of calls is .99/1 and no dropouts and one can call as long as credit available in account. What else, as this cab will integrate into phone system, it is very easy to use with addressbook, etc. I have attached audioswitch out file which if installed comes into action[can hear from earpiece] 13 seconds after phone window is active on screen, doesn`t matter calling or recieving. I have also attached SRS file just in case if someone hear less/low volume from earpiece just follow the instructions attached. Also attaced is Wifi always on file which some HD2 users need. Also 5060 port has been enabled in these cabs but you may need to forward 5060UDP port in your router for possible two way communication. Hopefully you guys like this cab, Please leave comments and suggestions. Thanks
Credits to developers.

*Most of the bugs has been fixed discussced in previous cabs.
Previous Cabs can be found here

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TRITanium Weather for Windows Mobile

January 18, 2011   By:

Today

XDA member arealityfarbetween presents this nice Titanium weather plugin for your Windows Mobile device. The app has been completely re written to solve those bugs on the stock weather application and making it faster between updates. The latest version includes an added forecast limit option, added default theme and units option, toggle option will enable/disable page, not just registry switch, and today image replacement method modified. The application also has improved iPhoneToday and s2u2 support.
Changes are finely integrated, so you may even not notice but performance and functionality will improve.
Please leave feed back to the developer.

Originally posted by arealityfarbetween
Never Heard of it! – TitaniumWeather was an application for WM6.5′s Titanium homescreen (WM6.1 Users, read on) which displays weather location using Accuweather. It provides much more detailed weather information than HTC Sense.
Yeah, I remember that! – Maybe you remember some common experiences with it:
You might have had to modify it as often as Accuweather disabled/re-enabled their APIs…
You might not have been able to find out what your location code was, despite help in the forums…
You might have never managed to get the panel to show in Titanium…
When it did work, every now and then you’d get a pretty cryptic error message and weather wouldn’t update.
You could only ever have one location and one panel.
Panel’s would stop updating mid flow, leaving an ugly Titanium layout.
You could never tell what went wrong with it.
It was too complicated (subjective, yeah…)

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scale

This just goes to prove that development of apps for Windows Mobile is not dead just yet. XDA member genec just released a weight and body mass tracker for Windows Mobile devices running 5 and up. This app will allow you to keep daily tabs on your growth (height, weight, or both) and can compare to the BMI (body mass index) if you are into health and body management. The BMI is a rather useful to keep you in check and to ensure that you are within what is considered healthy.

The app requires CF 3.5 to run. Please leave some feedback for the dev, so he may be able to improve future versions.

Description:
MyWeight is a mobile application for those of you who want to keep their daily weight records under control. Comparing them against Body Mass Index (BMI) you are immediately informed if you are doing good or bad with your mass.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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XDA member FryWalker presents an updated version of myPlayer for Windows Mobile devices, with it you can have access to Live TV and On Demand content directly without using your browser. The new version 2.0 lets you choose your own media player (CorePlayer v1.3.6 is recommended) and includes features like full streaming integration, live TV channels and live international radio stations amongst many others.
Working on WM 6 and up on resolutions QVGA, VGA or WVGA.
The developer also includes a version for Android devices.

Originally posted by FryWalker
Features:
> Choose your own media player – define how each stream is played (CorePlayer v1.3.6 is recommended‡)
> Full streaming integration – browse the content as you would from any other supported device
> Live TV channels – watch the popular terrestrial channels live (ITV, Channel 4, Five, etc.)*
> SBS Australia – content from the Special Broadcasting Service**
> Extensive TV feed index – hundreds of live TV feeds from around the globe
> Live Radio stations – a selection of International broadcasts
> Custom TV / Radio stations – add your favourites

* CorePlayer is required to watch the high quality live TV channels (please use this config.xml for the best experience)

** The SBS channel requires a Flash player, the Adobe Flash Lite application is recommended

Requirements:
> A media player that supports RTSP streaming and the mpeg4 codec (CorePlayer v1.3.6 is recommended‡)
> The .NET 2.0 Compact Framework (which is bundled with Windows Mobile Professional 6.0 and above)
> An internet connection that is based within the UK (for the terrestrial TV feeds)

‡ HTC’s bundled StreamingPlayer and Windows Media Player should also work for users with faster devices (for example the HTC HD2)

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