Sensor Scout review

panoramic This is another simple yet useful app, Sensor Scout will let you read data from the sensors on your windows phone.

On the main screen you will choose which sensor you want to see in action, then you will have to start recording values by hitting the appbar.check at the bottom of the page. Depending on the sensor you’ve chosen data will be displayed in a different way plus the raw data in numbers.

  • GPS sensor is for acquiring current location, you can choose between high accuracy and low accuracy, note that in order to have valid GPS signal you have to be outside or close to a window or be connected to a wifi network.
  • Gyroscope is a sensor that measures the rotation of your phone in the 3 axes (x,y,z) , the first graph shows you the current rotation speed of each axis and the second graph the cumulative rotation since you started recording.
  • Accelerometer is self-explanatory, it gives you the acceleration on each of the 3 axes (x,y,z), keep in mind that your phone always receives the acceleration (G) caused by earth’s gravity.
  • Finally the compass will show you where is the north is, there are two bars, one shows you raw data from the sensor and the other the corrected by your phone estimation of where the north truly is.

I hope you can find good use to this application,
it’s free with no ads so if you like it support it by giving a good rate/review on the store.

Download the app by scanning the QR code below or by hitting this link.


*the app appearance is based on your phone’s theme (light/dark) so it may differ from screenshots I’ve posted above.


Flat Icons following flat colors success!


Last week was released flat colors and had an unexpected success on windows phone, I’ve received many suggestions and an update is on the workings, but this is about a new app, Flat Icons.

screen1 Seen so many people interested in design-helping apps I’ve created Flat Icons app that will let user browse some nice modern looking flat icons.
When creating an application, a website or a brochure if you want it to be modern-looking  you need to choose wisely its colors,icons and typography.

The app let users browse collections of flat icons and then send a download link via email. At the moment you can’t save these icons on the phone as windows phone OS doesn’t support PNG files and making them JPEG would remove the transparency of the background making them much harder to use.

What’s even better is that you can download the icons in SVG format allowing you to scale them to whatever size you want without loosing in quality.

The app showcase a tiny portion of total icons/categories, the download link will reward you with over a thousand icons.

Flat Icons is a free with no ads, if you like it take the time to rate/review the app on the store.
For any suggestions please feel free to contact me via twitter @JasonPap_dev or via the app.

Download the app by scanning the QR-code below or clicking on download.


NFC Commander updated, brings trial version and launcher to any app.

DSC_5016NFC Commander have just received it second update bringing trial functionality and more.

  • In trial mode functionality is restricted to read NFC tags and program tags to open the application or open the Nokia Music applications (only for Nokia Windows Phones). Also in trial mode there is an add banner on top of the main page.

Trial mode is there to let you discover what’s the full potential of NFC Commander by browsing the different categories of actions you can program an NFC tag to do.

  • Program a tag to launch your favorite app, now with NFC Commander you can set a NFC tag open any application from the windows phone store. All you have to do is launch NFC Commander , go to “app launcher” section and write the AppID of the application you want your tag to open.

You can find the AppID of any application by going to the windows phone store and search for the app. Once you found the page of your desired app copy everything after the last ‘ / ’ into the NFC Commander text box and hit write. That’s it, tap your phone to the tag and the app you have chose will open*.


If you have any difficulties please contact me and I will be happy to guide you.

For more information about NFC Commander please check these links:
My review , WMpoweruser post , Windows Phone store page.

As always you can download by scanning the QR code below and let me know what you think in the comments, any feedback is welcome.


*due to OS limitations you will have to accept the action the NFC tag is set to do.