Add a live analog clock to your Windows Phone 8.1 Start screen with this cool app
One of the neat benefits of Windows Phone 8.1 are Tiles that can update every minute, instead of the previous 30 minutes in 8.0. Don’t worry, it won’t drain your battery either. That loosening of restrictions has allowed for the release of such apps as Clock Hub and TimeMe. Now, we have a charming analog clock to add to the mix.
Analog Clock Tile is a simple app. You download it and pin to your Start screen; that’s it. Currently, only small and medium Tiles are supported, though wide Tile support is coming. What’s more, Web-ideja d.o.o., who is behind the app, wants to hear from you on suggestions. Knowing you folks, you’ll have a dozen or so to volunteer, so get at it!
Sure, clocks are redundant on Windows Phone with Glance, Lock screen and one in the system bar. But we’re not here to preach and tell you how to design your Start layout, that’s what makes Windows Phone personal. Heck, I happen to like these apps because on a Lumia 1520 you sometimes need something to offset your design choices, and these things work well for that purpose.
And yes, Analog Clock Tile is a universal app, so expect a Windows 8.1 version sometime soon, as well.
Pick up Analog Clock Tile here in the Store for free. Windows Phone 8.1 only.
Read more at the developer’s blog about the release here.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
Developers should at least be able to add graphics like Cortana's live tile has... MS needs to let up on the functionality..
I'm just thinking of other graphical implementations... The sky would be the limit with this... Also, if MS would allow simple graphics like Cortana's circle, or give developers the capability to make apps so that we can ad GIF's to live tiles.. Imagine the Facebook tile transparent with the "F" spinning, or flipping.. That would give the "F" the effect that it's floating within the tile, and would open up a whole other level of dimension to the start screen... Just imagine what WPC could do to their tile with graphic support... Awesome!!!
Imagine if your XB avatar could be moving, and playing around, behind transparent tiles??... Now, Android fans would have to admit that WP is awesome.. That would be the coolest thing since Cortana... Wait, Cortana behind the tiles?.. Simply, Amazingly, Awesome!!...
Some people hate Facebook. Some people could care less about camera technology.. Some people hate start screen backgrounds... I just never understood peoples points when they express how they would not like to use a certain feature... What's the point of that?
Wait a minute... Useless information❔How so?... WPC cound have new articles scrolling, while flipping through all of the images in articles... Weather apps could have animated weather conditions, and animated radar, or weather alerts.. News apps could play reports right on the start screen!! That's bad ass!!... You could tap a tiny icon for audio.. Talk about a live tile that you don't have to always open a app for!!.. This is the point of WP! This is Metro at it's finest... I have to seriously disagree with you... You want this!... Lol!
Yeah I love this. Downloading now. Thanks Dan :D
I've been running this one for the past few hours & so far so good.
I guess it bundles images for every minute in 12 hours. So may be clock faces are not being drawn on the fly?