LockWidgets 8 rolls on the Windows Phone Store, keeps us informed with a glance
Jaxbot over at Windows Phone Hacker as released a new app onto the Windows Phone 8 Store and it’s worth the $0.99 for it. The app is called LockWidgets 8 and allows users to add up to three information areas to their lockscreens, including current temperature, tomorrow’s temp and battery life. Some detailed information is also included like estimated time left on the charge and if it is clear or rainy out.
Users can select the background image from Bing, NASA or their own images and include “weather effects”, which can add rain droplets and presumably other graphical changes to the background image.
The app does have a free trial (and it will stamp “Trial version” on the lockscreen, overlapping with your calendar information) but users are free to use it for as long as they want.[Edit: Watermark for app trial has been removed]. Otherwise, if they enjoy the app they can unlock the full version for $0.99.
We’ve been playing with it for the last 20 minutes and so far are impressed (we also combined it with the "blur your lockscreen" effect, seen above). The information is supposed to be updated “periodically” though there currently is no way to specify that frequency. Still, we were more than happy to plunk over a buck for the app as it’s nicely laid out and seems to work well.
You can pick up LockWidget 8 here in the Windows Phone Store (Windows Phone 8 only).
Source: Windows Phone Hacker; Thanks, papakudioflu, for the heads up
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