As we promised, we will integrate UniShare into Cortana – coming in as one of the most requested features for UniShare, we thought it would be nice to finish it before christmas. Now, with our latest update, we reached this goal.
We started with integration in English (US & GB), as most users will likely have their phone set to English in order to use Cortana (read more: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp8/cortana/cortana-alpha).
The sharing process itself is completely voice guided, you do not need to touch the screen to update your social status (except for starting Cortana and make her listening). This first integration is for text updates only, but we will add more in later updates.
We have also tested some of the freshly added Cortana languages (for those of you that are on the developer preview). For the moment, we are keeping them out as the results were not satisfying. As Microsoft improves Windows Phone, we also continue to improve our app – this includes also translation into more languages. Stay tuned for more info on that.
To make it easier get started with our Cortana integration, we created a new FAQ entry: http://msiccdev.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/470316-unishare-cortana-integration-and-voice-commands. This is also available within UniShare (open the three-dot-menu at the bottom and tap on the ‘help & support (via uservoice)’ option).
The latest update contains also the following fixes:
- fixed message for Facebook post error
- fixed error where Facebook pages do net get loaded automatically after connecting
- improvements on the lock screen prevention function
- other bug fixes
If you do not see the update immediately, please be patient as the store refresh for our app may still need some time.
Last but not least, we want to remind you all of our UniShare Xmas Challenge: http://msiccdev.net/2014/11/29/help-us-to-get-to-20000-downloads-of-unishare-and-get-a-gift-in-time-for-xmas/. Help us to get 20,000 downloads, and get an awesome gift as reward!