CoasterBuzz launches app for Windows Phone 7

Posted Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:24 PM | Contributed by Jeff

CoasterBuzz has gone mobile on Windows Phone 7! Access our database of roller coasters and amusement parks from anywhere using this free roller coaster app.

For more information, visit the CoasterBuzz for Windows Phone 7 page.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 2:24 PM
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No iPhone love?!


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 2:40 PM
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I just searched for CoasterBuzz in the apps on my Droid 2 yesterday with no luck. LOL Oh well....maybe someday.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:01 PM
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Hey, one developer can't easily cover three platforms, so you gotta go for the low hanging fruit (in other words, building for Windows Phone is very similar to doing Silverlight on the Web, so there isn't much new to learn).


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:33 AM

I'm very curious to see adoption rate of windows 7 driven smartphones. I know for my own usage, I have no use for any more Windows in my life (yes, I got burned bad by Vista). Now that I've switched to Mac, I can't see myself introducing MS Anything to my phone.

I am however more than willing to admit that others may love it, and that it may be a fine product. I just think that Apple/Google have the smart phone OS locked up, and that Windows7 for phone will soon be like Palm.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:41 AM
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And imagine the scandal of a Microsoft Employee developing an iPhone app! ;)


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:45 AM
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Oh the Horror!

;)


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:16 PM
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Well, they announced a 1.5 million phones in the retail channel a week or two ago, so even if only 2/3 of those were actual sales, that's not a bad start.

We've got five Macs in the house, I had an iPhone since the start, and I still like WP7 better. I'm as surprised as anyone.

And remember, Microsoft has something like 88k people, plus vendors and contractors, and the phone people have nothing to do with Windows.


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:25 PM
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I've been saying since before it came out that WP7 is a good thing, and could definitely be a nice mobile comeback for MS. I like Android, but it's fragmented, and just because you get a good build on one phone doesn't mean you will when switching to another.

I love my iPhone 4. I loved my iPhone 3G (and my mom loves it now). I don't intend at this point to switch, but I have been thinking about asking my mom, when her contract is up and she's got an upgrade thru AT&T available if she'll let me use it since I gave her my iPhone (and she has 3 or 4 other cell phones), and get a WP7 as a secondary phone. I fooled around with one, and it's pretty nifty.

But I'm not rushing out to switch at this point. And as far as Windows the regular OS goes, 7 has proven to be a fantastic OS. It runs great on my iMac :).


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:32 PM
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I love my Android phone. Switched from the iPhone. Don't regret the switch, either. I just got Jen the Fascinate on Verizon, and I was blown away that the everything has been replaced with Bing. I mean, it's a Google phone, and MS paid a LOT of money to get that thing loaded up with Bing widgets and the like.

I like Bing, but I'm kind of partial to Google.


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:35 PM
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Hahahaha... mine too! I still run Windows in Parallels on my Macs. I didn't start using 7 until I joined The Empire, and was shocked at how much it didn't suck.

First day downloads were 25, which is honestly more than I expected with an OS that has only been out for five weeks, and in such a small niche like ours at that. Especially this week, which is typically the lowest site traffic week of the year.

In the long run, what I really want to do is make the entire site mobile browser friendly, but that won't come until after v9 of the forum is mature, and even then there are a host of other things I'd like to do first.


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 1:42 PM
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Currently i'm not able to enjoy this fun, and it is unclear when/if I'll make the move to another platform.

However, when Verizon makes the move into the Iphone market - and if the deals are sweet enough - I may kick AT&T back to the gutter where their service belongs.

I would love to sue them for that 97% coverage misleading ad...

One thing I'd love to see is a GPS locator within the app for finding fellow coasterbuzz members at parks etc... or at least a check in type thing. It might make trip report posting very simple too, and up to the minute line information...

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 1:53 PM

Jerry said:
One thing I'd love to see is a GPS locator within the app for finding fellow coasterbuzz members at parks etc...

It's called nerdR.

Last edited by CreditWh0re, Thursday, December 30, 2010 1:54 PM
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Thursday, December 30, 2010 1:56 PM
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A park check in feature would be nice. You could even do a web app for it ;)


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:42 PM
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I believe that's already been done. It's called Facebook Places. :)


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:54 PM
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Or Loopt or 4Square (or even Bing if you have social set up). But a niche app would be nice.


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:57 PM
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Yeah, but Loopt and Foursquare are lame. :)


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:58 PM
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Just like Android ;).


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:59 PM
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And iTunes, which is the second biggest drawback to the iPhone.


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 3:02 PM
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Meh, it works fine on my iMac :P.


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