Users with HTCâ€™s latest TouchFlo3D will likely not see much point in this software, but if you are using a device with the less sophisticated TouchFlo2D you may very often find yourself dropping into the less than finger-friendly standard Windows Mobile menus to do such things as setting up new appointments.
GekoNewCal is a new application for calendars of Windows Mobile smartphones that aims to address this.
The software uses a kinetic picker instead of the stylus and a finger friendly set-up to make the process of creating an appointment easy and fun.
The software however still remains sophisticated, still allowing for example for meeting invitations to be sent out.
In fact, while scheduling an appointment, itâ€™s possible to call friends and colleagues to take part by using a specifically created SMS, carrying all the details of the meeting. If accepted, a confirmation will be sent to the meeting organizer and the date will be automatically scheduled in both calendars.
It has all the standard features of the Windows Mobile Appointment setup screen, such as enabling the user to define appointments not only by specifying date, start time and duration of each event, but also by setting a number of additional options, select the category which the appointment refers to, sets its lasting as â€œall day eventâ€, manage its recurrence (none, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly) and activate a reminder alarm from 5 minutes to 1 hour before the event.
GekoNewCal is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Polish, Ukrainian, Romanian, Chinese (traditional and simplified) and Japanese. If necessary, the user can insert any other language simply by creating and adding a resource file with own translation.
The software is even skin-able, with a gallery of skins soon to be available at www.gekonewmobile.com.
GekoNewCal supports QVGA, VGA and WVGA screens. The developer aims to follow up with GekoTask, an application aimed at the management of tasks lists, fully integrated with GekoNewCal and working with the same logic and the same visual.
GekoNewCal costs 3.99 Euro and is available for purchase at www.gekonewmobile.com.