My Fortune Cookie Jar is an app for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Android that gives you a random fortune from an actual fortune cookie that was acquired at an authentic Asian restaurant! Over the past 20 years, Lauri (my girlfriend) has kept every fortune she received from every fortune cookie she was given while eating out at Asian restaurants all over the United States. This app is a repository of all of those fortunes PLUS fortunes people just like you have added to the collection, and now they are being shared with everyone!
Touch/click the cookie in the middle of the screen to hear and see it crack open and reveal your fortune! You can even see a picture of the real fortune as it was being entered in the database, including any “lucky numbers” or “learn Chinese” text on the back in some cases! Open as many different fortune cookies as you like by activating the menu in your respective device and choosing “New Cookie”! See how many different fortunes you can get! You can then share your fortune on the social network of your choice. You can also submit your own fortunes to the database to share with everyone, including an image of the fortune and the location! Take a picture of your fortune right inside the restaurant and send it in, and once approved everyone else in the world may randomly get it on their device!
Windows Phone and Android users can enjoy opening fortunes on their device in 30+ languages! For a complete list of supported languages, visit the appropriate app store by following the links below! All translations courtesy of Microsoft’s Bing Translate API
My Fortune Cookie Jar is available FREE in the Windows Store, Windows Phone Store & Google Play!
Click to visit the Windows 8 Marketplace
Click to visit the Windows Phone Marketplace
Click to visit the Google Play store
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Developers:The Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps were written in C# XAML, the Android app was written in Java. All use a WCF REST service to GET/PUT the data, then deserialize/serialize the requests using JSON courtesy of json.net, a .Net library by James Newton King. The Windows 8 Twitter interactivity is thanks to TwitterRT, a CodePlex project by John Michael Hauck. This is a very powerful and easy to use .Net library that include a single line of code for authorizing to Twitter, and also a single line of code for posting to Twitter! Very cool!