SUNNYVALE, CA, United States – Today marks the beginning of Supreme 16 voting here on March Apps Madness. We had an active first round and now we look forward to the next phase of competition.
This Supreme 16 round will work a little differently than the first round. Today we’ll put 8 apps up for vote in the Social and Gaming categories. On Monday, we’ll conclude the Supreme 16 round with the News and Entertainment and Utility and Productivity Apps. As a result – the voting will be fast and furious!
Of course, if you need to research your choice and study the form, visit the Windows Phone Marketplace – and remember, you can try the apps before you buy on a Nokia Lumia phone. You’ll find over 70,000 apps on offer there.
Voting is simple. Under each pairing, select your favorite from the choices below. We’ll take it from there.
Ok – let’s begin the Supreme 16 voting round!
We’re especially excited about gaming on Windows Phone because the Windows Marketplace has hundreds of games, many of which are only available on the Windows Phone platform thanks to our Xbox tie-in.
In a world where gravity laws were broken, a brave guy, was held captive for defying the rules. Not happy, he decided to escape, being the first one to run for his life flipping gravity at will.
He became known as the Gravity Guy.
Being chased by Gravity troops, Gravity Guy can’t stop, he has to keep running and it’s your job to guide him through an impossible world of mazes, flipping gravity when needed.
This fast-paced and frustratingly addictive adventure features 30 challenging levels, and three different worlds, and guarantees you many long hours of fun!
Angry Birds by Rovio. The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs.
Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified constructions.
Angry Birds features hours challenging, physics-based demolition gameplay, and lots of replay value. Each of the 225 levels requires logic, skill, and brute force to crush the enemy. Protect wildlife and play Angry Birds!
Swipe your finger across the screen to deliciously slash and splatter fruit like a true ninja warrior. Be careful of bombs – they are explosive to touch and will put a swift end to your juicy adventure!
Fruit Ninja also uses Xbox LIVE achievements, so players can unlock achievements and shoot for the top of the leaderboards while racking up gamer score points. Your success will also please the wise ninja Sensei, who will accompany your journey with wise words and fun fruit facts. Fruit Ninja is the messiest and most satisfying fruit game ever!
Wordament is a unique kind of word game—a word tournament—where you are competing with the whole internet to be the best word searcher in every game.
Every player is competing on the same board, in real-time, to get the highest score. Will you be the Wordament champion?
The social applications have been narrowed down to four awesome choices. Ranging from personal messaging apps to those that let you converse on Twitter and Facebook – we have some good variety here!
Kik Messenger is the totally free, crazy-fast, cross-platform messenger app that connects you to your friends in real-time. Use Kik to chat, share pictures privately, plan outings with groups, and stay connected to the people who matter most to you.
You’re going to fall in love with Kik Messenger and here’s why:
- Hands-down the fastest, most life-like chat experience for your smartphone
- Instant notifications show you when a message is Sent, Delivered, Read
- Picture Sharing – privately share moments as they happen or from your gallery
- Group Chat – create groups on the go simply by adding friends to conversations
- Completely free – no messaging fees and no ads
- Beautiful look and feel, offline messages, push notifications, and more!
Carbon is a twitter experience for your digital Metro life. Simple, unique, and yet feature rich. Kitchen sink included!
All of Twitter on one screen. No need to tap many buttons to reach to desired timelines. Apart from your all day timelines, Lists, Saved Searches, Retweets, all accessible through a unique timeline called Quick Line.
Images right on the Timeline along with video previews, if you choose to enable it! Get a full view of images without even leaving the Timeline.
Double tap on a tweet to start a quick reply without leaving the timeline that you’re skimming through. Access your profile right from the home screen and check out your stats and favorites without even going to a new screen.
Facebook for Windows Phone makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. You can post status updates, receive Live Tile updates, check your news feed, review upcoming events, check in to places, manage your inbox, upload photos, publish notes, accept friend requests, pin Places and Messages as Tiles, and look at your friends’ photos, walls and info.
And don’t forget about Facebook Chat – it’s built into the Messaging app on your Windows Phone.
4th and Mayor
4th and Mayor is a quick, clean, simple foursquare client for Windows Phone.
New in 3.3
- Much faster speeds through web compression
- Location fixes
Foursquare is a service that helps you find new ways to explore your city by checking in to places that you enjoy.