Sunday, October 22, 2017

Microsoft rewards for using Bing

I don't know if it's new from Microsoft but I've been offered reward points for using Bing search engine from Microsoft.

It is actually more than using Bing.  You can get points for buying stuff in the Microsoft App Store, renting movies, etc...  They say that you'll get 1 point for each 1$ spent.  Using Bing, you be awarded 30 points per day, per search if you meet some prerequisites.

What's the catch?  There seems to be none or at least it it the same as Google's reward program where you answer some questionnaires in exchange for credits on the Google Play Store.

With Microsoft, you can exchange points for credits on your Xbox Live account, Skype account or send them to the Special Olympics, Care, First, or other helping associations.

You can even enter some contests to win an Xbox One S or a Surface Pro.

For more info, log into your Microsoft account and see the rewards section:

Tell me what you think...

Friday, September 29, 2017

Oppa: Instagram, but with money...

I have discovered another apps for social networking on iOS and Android called Oppa.  It's an Instagram like social network with a twist:  People can leave you a tip and not just like your photo or video.

You can download Oppa for free on your AppStore or Google Play (Search for Oppa).  Once installed, you have to connect to your Facebook account to login into the app and create your user. 

As I am writing this, you'll need an invitation to join the group from an existing user.

The interface is nice and you can post photos and videos (up to 60 seconds).  There is not a lot of people right know but enough to keep you busy once in a while.  If you like some post, you can like it, shared 0.10$ with the owner and even offer a virtual gift ranging from 1$ to 99$.  It's a micro-blogging social network where fans can show their appreciation with real money.

I've been testing Oppa for the last week and I received up 6$ from others for some pics and videos I posted.

If you want to try it, you can use my account as a referrer: PBALLEUX
Let me know in the comments what you think about Oppa.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Looking for Java Apps and Games

There is one thing missing on the web:  A Java App Library (or App Store).

As I am testing the next release of WRoom, I want to create an app library built for WRoom.  The task seemed easy until I realized that googling for Java apps and games is not that easy.

Results returned by Google are about tests, demos and game libraries.  I did found a few gems here and there.  So I decided to ask the web to send me links to great apps and games built in Java/JavaFX.

What I need:
  • Name of the app/game
  • A brief description (1 or 2 lines)
  • An image/logo link
  • Others images, screen captures, links to YouTube videos of your apps, tips, other links related

A main virtual room will be created to list the apps and a smaller room will be available, dedicated at your app/game.

Here's a short demo that I am currently working on:

Wanna help with WRoom?  Talk about it and build your own virtual space.  See the main website for downloads and documentation