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
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:
Unfortunately, this will take one of your 3 developer deployments slots.
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:
Pressing this check-box will pin that camera:
App installs task agent to update secondary tiles every 30 minutes.
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:
You can post your feedback in comments or e-mail us.
This is updated version of our published app, Auckland Traffic, please try it out, rate it and spread the word: