The first update to Emergency Chat for Windows is now available on the Windows Store!
Here’s what’s new in version 126.96.36.199 for Windows Phone 8.1:
- Just like in the Messaging app, pressing send no longer dismisses the keyboard, which should make communicating much less of a hassle.
- Performance and reliability improvements.
Along with a minor update to the Windows Phone 8.1 version, the app has also been updated for Windows 10! Version 2.0 is built on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), which means not only an updated look and feel for Windows 10 phones, but you can now also use it on your Windows 10 PC and tablet!
I know I said previously that the Windows 10 version would be ready in early 2016, but due to issues surrounding the rollout of, and support for, Windows 10 Mobile (which probably every Windows Phone user is aware of), it ended up taking a little longer than expected. The update itself was rescheduled for the last week of September, yet even then I ran into issues with the submission process. But at least it didn’t end up being another giant delay, which probably would have put the update all the way to 2017!
If Emergency Chat for Windows has helped you during a time of need, or if there’s something that you think can be improved, we’d love to hear from you! Please rate and review our app (you can do this from within the app by going to Settings > About, or if you’re reading this on Windows 10 you can use this handy direct link!).
The full version history will be available on the product page for reference, but I’ll still publish a blog post every time an update is released to document my experiences working on the update, and so your RSS feed reader (and Live Tile, if you’ve actually pinned my site, to which I say thanks!) will receive timely updates. In fact, I have a little something from this update that I’ll share in a separate blog post, and it’s pretty sweet!