Here's a sneak peek at Lock screen apps on Windows Phone 8.1
Lock screen apps have been long awaited since their unveiling alongside Windows Phone 8.1 at Build 2014. Last week, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore took to Twitter to tease that we'd be seeing those Lock screen apps in the near future - potentially as soon as this week. Here's a sneak peek at some of those apps you'll be using soon.
Watch that YouTube video above to preview those new Lock screen APIs in action. Those are animated Lock screens that will apparently be published sometime soon this week and you'll be able to nab.
Joe Belfiore also informed via Twitter last week that the Lock screen app will be in English and require 1GB of RAM at launch.
Watch the video and let us know if you like Classic, Clock Plus or Stripe. Personally we're digging Clock Plus.
Thanks for the tip David!
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Without this the share of WP would not have been half of what it is now and you would not be getting those apps you boast on your phone. See everything is connected.
I hope your attitude would help when you find yourself struggling with problems which others face. It's amazing how stupid you can be. Please don't let reality hurt you much when you walk out of that room after everyone is done unfriending you on social networks which you enjoy on your 1520 I suppose.
+820 - Apart from battery life.. It is a very underrated model..
Also, cant wait for Classic Lock screen.
It will available for 512mb device in future
Thanks mate :D
WWhat really excites me is the prospect of other developers getting their hands on this functionality... The possibilities should be endless❔❔❔
Nevertheless, my 1520 is so messed up with the DP its ridiculous.. I hope some update fixes it.
Edit.... Wait a minute..
Might become another plus point for future windows phone sale boost :)
But what eats the battery, is the processor and GPU.
It will available
I would much rather they work on making Skype more reliable or improving the podcasting app or something more productive.
However, if this will help attract the masses that are all about weird glass effects and shit I guess I'm for it... as long as it's optional.
As soon as the final api will be finalized, I will publish the FULL one.
They ARE going to release it for 512MB devices. But given you paid peanuts for your phone, be thankful you get such a full experience! I bought a 1020....I kind of expect to receive the best apps and features first because I paid for the privilege. If you want to be on the bleeding edge of Windows Phone, get a 1GB device!
Please though, quit the moaning!!
Does it provide any other functionality aside from pretty animations?