Any minute now the 1.21 update for Space Weather should hit the Windows Phone Marketplace. Microsoft finally gave the green light after a failed certification. Turns out I can’t use logos in my application unless I have approval, even if it is a Windows Phone logo! I get it, Microsoft has to protect their brand as well as other companies in respect to logos and branding. I only added a small little Windows Phone logo in the loading screen; it was only displayed for about 1 second. After I received the failed certification email from the App Hub I quickly changed it and resubmitted it… lesson learned. There was almost a 3 day turnaround for them to verify that I removed the logo. Anyway…
Space Weather 1.21 includes the following changes:
- code optimization
- added social links
- discovered bug with movies on some phones, Microsoft will have to provide the fix, looking for a workaround.
- added new AuroraMax web cam with live auroras!
- more Metro UI design
- added in app review button
- prepping for next major release!
- thank you for all of the feedback!
Sad to say that there is a bug with the Movies section. It seems like it is affecting most 2nd gen Windows Phones. The movies work fine on 1st gen and even in the Windows Phone emulator. I am looking for a workaround along with filing a bug with Microsoft.
Here are a few screen shots. Changes have been made to the loading screen, the About page has been redesigned with in app rating, and the AuroraMax web cam has been added.