Why didn’t the kid go to the pirate movie? Because he isn’t entertained by another Pirates of the Caribbean sequel. You though I was gonna say because it was rated “R” didn’t you? In any event, National talk like a pirate day is September 19th and to celebrate Microsoft has made a list of pirate apps that are available and also highlights some other pirate related content in a Lumia Conversations blog.
The first app available is Pirate Translator. This converts conversational English into “pirate tongue” The interface is pretty simple but then again, so is pirate speak. Next up is Pirate Broswer. To be honest, it seems to have some trouble piratizing things but if you search for WinBeta through Google our page description is “Check ou’ the’ latest Microsoft (MSFT) rumors featurin’ Windows 10…” Last up is Pirate Name. It generates a random Pirate name but it isn’t based off of your name so to be honest it is more for a good laugh. “Stump Tooth Bob” is pretty funny.
For the gamers out there who are into swashbuckling there’s Assasin’s Creed: Pirates for mobile devices which is on sale for $4.49. The post also highlights the games Pirate’s Path and Pirate Escape. They are both free puzzle games so if you want to break out your inner Sinbad/ Jack Sparrow you can try them out.
If movies and television are your thing there’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($19.99), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water ($19.99), and Black Sails: Season 1 ($14.99) available through Microsoft’s Movies & TV.
A digital gift card service from Microsoft that allows you to send money to people attached to cards also has a pirate theme as well.
All in all this is a surprisingly long list of pirate related content that you can use on your mobile device.
Further reading: Lumia, Microsoft