MSN News on Windows 10 gets new 'Chaseable' Live Tile (Fast Ring)
Earlier today Microsoft pushed out an update to MSN Weather that brought an optional transparent Live Tile for Mobile. That was not all, however, as the software giant is updating all the MSN apps including News, Money, and Sports as well – at least for those on the Insider Fast Ring.
The most interesting feature, however, is for MSN News v22.214.171.124, which finally grabs a 'Chaseable' Live Tile. Announced at Build earlier this year the feature now shows you the article on the Live Tile at the top of the app when opened.
For MSN News Microsoft describes the feature in the changelog as "Live tile articles now appear at the top of My News (for the News app)." In playing with the app for a few minutes, we noticed that the Tile rotates through stories and those stories are all at the top of the My News area as expected. It makes finding the Live Tile content much easier.
Also, there are the usual changes:
- Performance, reliability and accessibility improvements
- General bug fixes
This is one of the first times we have seen Microsoft apps embrace Chaseable Tiles, which were introduced to developers with the Anniversary Update. Hopefully, as more PCs and Mobiles get on the Anniversary Update, we'll see more developers get on board (that includes our apps too).
Users in the Slow and Release Preview Insider rings should expect the new app to hit their devices in the coming week, with a final push to Production (non-Insiders) shortly after that.
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8.1 users with 512MB RAM were orphaned. Also, even on my Win 10 AU, I've reverted the old 8.1 app for WC. The UWP app crashes, and performs sluggishly
C'mon, software and hardware are evolving side by side. Old 20 series lumias were not designed to run W10, there's no point in supporting it now. Stop mourning and get yourself a better phone, seriously
Btw any solution for installing .448 on RP. Keeps showing an error while preparing to install and says no internet connection when trying to switch to production
Please explain. Tell us more. How would the features, that you are suggesting, look and function?
I just don't get it. Same with windows ink. Just now we got the foto app with windows ink. They said it would be one or two lines of code! So what took them so long?
Microsoft please show other developers how it can work and do it faster after you announce something!
Typing too fast? Tricky to read.
But I also think they took too long to do it, and as other apps also didn't implement, I really thought that it was a hoax or they simply delayed it to next update. Hope other apps follow
I think maybe Cortana reminders with photos may have it as well, but I never used that
But you clearly are.
Those apis make more sense in some apps then others. But for a news app, it's a very selfish endeavor to have that desire