Follow us:

Microsoft Pri0

Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

May 24, 2011 at 10:03 AM

WP: History Channel and Weather Channel apps coming with Mango

NEW YORK — The History Channel and Weather Channel designed some apps to take advantage of new features in the Mango release coming to Windows Phone in the fall.

Here is the History Channel app called History Here. It takes advantage of the phone’s GPS camera to list historical info for buildings around your phone’s location. There is a little easter egg about the 1980s film Ghostbusters if you watch this video.

[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”957695226001″][/do]

This video shows the Weather Channel app, which updates your home screen with the latest weather information.

[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”957746065001″][/do]

Both apps are free and will be available in the fall.

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►