FiNNKiNO Movies @ Android

Finnkino movie schedules now available in Android. This application shows a movie schedules which are running in different theatres in a Finland. Theatre can be easily selected by using Android phone and tablet new drawer by swiping screen from left edge to the right. Shows for the selected days are visible in a list view which contains shows title, starting time, length and theatre information. User can select a show to get more detailed information like synopsis, play a video trailer or even buy a ticket (external link to Finnkino web page).

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This phone and tablet application is now available in Google Play - PTM: FiNNKiNO Elokuvat

Otto Cash Machines for Windows Phone 8.1

This application shows locations of all the Otto cash machines in Finland. User can very easily see the nearest Otto in a map and find route to it.

Application first loads locations of all the Otto cash machines and ask permission to use phone location. User can select to see locations in a map or route to the nearest Otto. Application will inform when the user is within 50 meters to the cash machine.

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Application is now available in Windows Phone Marketplace - PTM.

TekstiTV – Finnish Teletext

Yle and MTV Teletext services in effective Android application. You can easily swipe to different pages and subpages with your fingers. Click + button to save your favourite page to pages roll (see it below main page area). You can open your favourite pages just clicking it, you don't need to remember its page number anymore. Application is designed to work in Android phones and tablets.

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Install and test this application now from Google Play - PTM : TekstiTV.

Mobile solutions for casino games

Casino gambling on desktops and laptops has been around for almost two decades. But I am seeing that gambling on devices is an activity that has really taken off in the last few years. I have played some casino apps on the older phones also. These applications were standalone games that could be played for fun. The mobile casino applications I am writing about now are completely different.

HTML 5 - compatibility across all platforms

Today almost everybody has a smartphone from Apple, Android or Windows. These high quality handsets have allowed application providers to online casinos to develop their products so that they work on devices. In fact due to Apple not supporting Flash-technology on their devices while still controlling a huge chunk of the mobile device market, the casino software companies had to discover completely new solutions for conquering the market. This is where HTML 5 came in. HTML 5 allows presenting browser-based rich, high interactivity multimedia content without the need for additional plugins or page refresh - a perfect solution for cross-platform gaming experience. You can read more about HTML 5 from W3Schools.

The modern mobile casinos are not single apps, but entire portfolios consisting of slot machines, blackjack, roulette, poker and video poker. Most of them also allow players to transfer money to and from their mobile casino accounts using their mobile phone. The quality of the apps is as good as on the computer. The graphics are sharp and the animations take place smoothly and in real time. Administering of bonuses, contacting customer support and other functions can often also be carried out by using these mobile web apps. This whole package will allow you to connect with your mobile casinos while commuting to work, waiting for an appointment or whenever you have a few minutes free.

Leading online casino game developers dominate mobile aswell

I would like to highlight certain points that you should keep in mind for mobile casino gaming. The application is the heart and soul the gambling activity. You should select a mobile casino app that is developed by a reputed software provider. Almost all leading application providers to online casinos now offer mobile gambling. I find Microgaming as one of the best. Microgaming has been a leader in online casino software and has also pioneered mobile gambling application with their Quickfire platform. It has converted many of its popular online casino slots titles for mobile gaming. A selection of these can be viewed in Quickfire Games. I recommend Football Star, particularly to soccer fans because of the FIFA World Cup. The Microgaming mobile casino also includes some very large paying progressive jackpot slots such as Mega Moolah, which pays out in millions. The poker app will allow you to play cash games and tournaments from your handsets. Blackjack and roulette also have a large player base. If you have a smart phone you can navigate by the swipe and tap mechanism offered.

Today you have a wide choice of application providers for mobile gaming apps. Another recommended name is Net Entertainment. Its mobile app is known as NetEnt Touch. Its titles include Starburst, Jackhammer and the immensely popular Mega Fortune. Playtech and BetSoft are other application providers you could consider.

Ultimately you would have to choose specific mobile casinos at which to wager. Most casinos offer games from multiple application providers. LeoVegas is an excellent choice and it was also chosen as the mobile casino of 2013 by several websites, such as internetcasinot.com. New players signing up for the first time can claim attractive bonuses and free spins. Another mobile casino you may want to consider is Guts, you can find a review in finnish here. This mobile casino is also fully licensed and absolutely safe for gaming. So go ahead and take the plunge. You will not regret it.

Card Trader – Windows Phone

Capture, organize and trade your cards with your friend's with this mobile application. Select a card, go to the trade and tap your phone near to your friend's phone. See what your friend are offering and accept a trade or not.

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Application supports card capturing, sorting and organizing (you need to buy a full version to get organize feature working). Yep - you can use this application to store your favourite cards, if you don't want to trade them.

You can test and buy the application from the Windows Phone Marketplace - PTM.

Note!
* NFC is required in phone
* Traded card will be deleted from you phone

Edit (Nov 18th):
* I will send this application to Nokia Create Contests and App Awards 2014
* This app will include following localisation: FI, EN, SPA, GER, IT and hopefully (SK, CZ and POL)