Windows Phone 7: If you’re an early Windows Phone 7 adopter and you’re stuck waiting for the migration of popular apps, App Detective help you set up automatic searches to notify you when your desired mobile apps appear.
It’s as simple as installing the application and adding a query. You can specify how often it will search, restrict the searches to Wi-Fi only, and set other search-related settings such as time of search (setting the time of search to the middle of the night, for example, increases the chance that it will do the searching while your phone is plugged in and charging).
An interesting component of the application is a false positive listing where it shows you really-close but not quite search results that come up for your query and allows you to filter them out.
App Detective is free, Windows Phone 7 only.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 04/24/12