Auckland Traffic Mango Beta 1

UPDATE: Auckland Traffic Mango Beta 2

Today we’re making public first beta of Auckland Traffic for Mango version of Windows Phone 7.

Since marketplace, at the time of writing, does not accept Mango apps, I’ve uploaded the XAP to SkyDrive: Auckland Traffic Mango Beta 1

Deployment

To install it, you’ll need a PC with WP7 Mango SDK and you can use “Application Deployment” app that comes as part of SDK:

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Unfortunately, this will take one of your 3 developer deployments slots.

What’s New

Mango version has been updated to support:

  • Fast Application Switching
  • Multiple and Two Sided Live Tiles
  • Background Task
  • System Tray

Fast Application Switching

In practice this means that pressing back button to return to the Auckland Traffic app will be instant, as well as task switching back to the app.

Multiple and Two Sided Live Tiles

Camera pop-up has new check-box in the top right corner:

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Pressing this check-box will pin that camera:

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Background Task

App installs task agent to update secondary tiles every 30 minutes.

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System Tray

New System Tray Progress Bar in Mango allows us to use more of screen space for the map by removing additional band that was displayed below the system tray in NoDo.

Progress messages will appear now in System Tray and swiping down on it will display your standard data:

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Feedback

You can post your feedback in comments or e-mail us.

Note

This is updated version of our published app, Auckland Traffic, please try it out, rate it and spread the word:

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Thank you for trying-out our App!

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