wordcount is in the store

I’ve released a new app on the windows store, a universal / UWP app for counting words. It sounds silly, but I needed a way to count words on my phone, and there were no options.

At time of writing there are three other wordcount apps on the windows store. One is full of horrific full page ads, one doesn’t work (on wp10 at least), and one is a paid app.

It seemed to me that there was a gap in the market there for something that worked, didn’t cost anything and didn’t try to sell you some random crap. It takes some balls to charge someone for an app that counts words. As for the ads guy, don’t get me started.

Here’s a link to wordcount in the store, which is free, has no ads, no in-app purchases, and works on windows 10 and windows phone 10.

wordcount for windows 10

Developer Woes–SQLite, WinJS & Windows Phone

If you’re building a Javascript app for Windows Phone 8.1/10 and you want to have a database, it is NOT easy. I’ve had to do this recently, and I’ve hit so many walls along the way. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there, especially on StackOverflow. 

Things I have learned about Databases under WinJS on Windows Phone (as of 2016-01-28)

So there you have it. If you’re developing in Javascript for Windows Phone and you need a database, your only option is SQLite. And the only wrapper that works for that is cloudcrypt’s