Somehow I completely missed the boat on this one, but I found out today that an official Skype app has finally been released for Windows Phone. I’ve been waiting for a WP7 Skype app since I first got my HTC Trophy back in November 2010, so I was surprised to see that the app quietly launched as a beta on 25th February this year. I guess I must have given up checking! However, when I searched for the app in the WP Marketplace, there was no sign of it (I’m guessing because it’s only a beta). It also doesn’t seem to appear in the Marketplace via the Zune desktop client. Continue reading…
I posted a couple of weeks ago about the lack of mobile support for the Windows Phone 7 OS from Google+. The fledgling social network launched with a native app for Android, closely followed by iPhone, however users of any other mobile OS had to settle for using their phone’s web browser to view the mobile web site. A visitor to the site, John B left an extremely helpful comment pointing out that he had discovered a workaround to this issue.
I was lucky enough to get hold of an invite for Google+ earlier today thanks to one of the guys at work and some creative invitation methods. I’ll cover my impressions of the new social media platform in another post but I wanted to cover an initial stumbling block separately first. Naturally, after playing about with all the features and inviting half the office, we all decided to take a look at the mobile version of Google+.
There’s a fair mix of handsets in the office, covering iPhone, Android, Blackberry and my own, Windows Phone 7. Google have already launched a native Android application for +, as expected, while other platforms have to settle for accessing the platform via the mobile web app, available at google.com/+. While others were able to access the web application without any problems, I ran in to a bit of an issue with WP7.