Preview: Lock Screen Widgets for Windows Phone [Homebrew]

We previously took a look at Windows Phone Hacker's Lock Screen Widgets concept, where enough interest from the homebrew community would spark development to turn it into reality. It would appear as though enough interest was received as in the above video, we can see a working preview of said concept in an app form.

Work is still ongoing to apply UI enhancements and tidying up. Adding, re-arranging and removing widgets is fairly straightforward and selecting the Bing wallpaper is also possible. Suggestions are welcome for new widgets or on the app itself. We look set to see a beta version released next week (depending on continued progress), so stay tuned.

Source: WindowsPhoneHacker, YouTube

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • This looks great, did anyone else notice the Haret7 application? Could a linux port be coming? Not that I would use it anymore but would be cool if it could be run.
  • awesome!
  • Include option to remove date, time and reminders from lock screen.
  • Now this is just plain awesome. Something I will use on my DFT Samsung Focus. :)
  • I wonder if it plays the animated bing wallpaper
  • Can't wait until it comes out... Looks awsome..
  • Does anyone knows how to dev unlock my Titan?
  • Become a developer.
  • What's dev unlock anyway
  • Developers registered with Microsoft can install xaps on their phone.
  • very very very cool.
    i'm usually unimpressed with the apps for unlocked windows phones but this one is pretty darn neat looking. and useful!
  • so this will work for sure with just dev/chevron unlocked devices?! (I hate how many cool gomebrew apps need interop unlock)
  • Is it free to dev unlock?
  • No. You can pay a small fee to dev unlock using chevron tho
  • If you are a student, you can create a DreamSpark account that gives you access to Microsoft developer tools for free, which allows you to unlock 1 device.
  • Do I just need to use my .edu address? Or do I need some sort of code from "my instructor"? I'm not clear on that from looking at the website. If I only need my .edu email, then this will be great to unlock my Radar and get cool stuff like this.
  • for most schools a .edu address is all you need.
  • Amazing looking! The Bing wall paper is very cool!
  • Probably only going to be available to interop unlocked devices though :/
  • nooo
  • I find it quite odd you guys all really want looks just a tad bit unnecessary and cluttered. =/
  • WHAT? WHY!
    it makes the lock screen cluttered! and against the idea of live tiles on the start menu.
    if you want, why dont just you guys use Android.
  • I thought we had to be dev unlocked and interop unlocked as well. Is that still the case?
  • How can I get this on my Lumia 710??
    I have purchased it in India, so basically not bound by any contracts...