If there is one thing Windows Phone supporters are good at, it’s self-promotion. We have a lot of evangelists in the crowd who want to get the word out about their OS of choice. We don’t blame you either, but we’re only as good as the tools we have to work with, which is why Tile Me! is worthy of your attention.
Over in the sub-Reddit dedicated to Windows Phone, a social media consultant named David Kimball had an idea: why not create profile pictures that looked like the Windows Phone Me Tile? The idea was to allow you to change your profile pic on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc., with the Windows Phone styled design, resulting in more awareness.
While a solid idea, it did lack one thing: practicality. That’s because David was creating the images one-by-one based on user request (see his website). While certainly helpful, in the long run that would not be feasible, especially if we sent a hundred thousand of our daily readers there.
Enter developer InfiniteLoop who decided to automate the process. What better way to do that than with a free (ad supported) Windows Phone app? Users can download Tile Me! for free, insert an image, pick their tile color and save it to their library for profile replacement. A paid version is evidently on the way, should you want to support the dev, but for now, you can use the ad-supported and free version.
In the future, we'd like to see support for the higher quality PNG format in addition to JPEG, but for now we'll take what we can get.
Overall, it’s a nifty little app powered by a great idea.
Pick up Tile Me! here in the Store. All Windows Phones. Thanks, Justin M., for the tip!