There are a variety of ways to customize your Windows Phone handset and make it your own. One of our favorite ways is to select and personalize the Lock screen. In the Windows Phone Store you’ll find hundreds of apps that allow you to rotate images on the Lock screen or display app data. Wallpaper Patterns is another one of those apps that can make your Lock screen beautiful. Let’s check it out.
Wallpaper Patterns pulls in thousands of patterns from COLOURlovers (www.colourlovers.com). It’s a popular online community where people make and share patterns. They offer up an API that developers can tap into for building apps –apps like Wallpaper Patterns on Windows Phone (and Windows 8).
Here’s what you get with Wallpaper Patterns on Windows Phone:
- Endless variety of patterns
- Browse latest or most popular patterns
- Set a pattern as a lock screen or wallpaper
- Save a list of favorites
- Save patterns to your image library
- Share patterns with your friends
In the Windows Phone Store you’ll find Wallpaper Patterns and Wallpaper Patterns Pro. One is free and ad-supported, while the goes for $0.99 and has no ads. Functionally, both apps are the same. Fire up the app and you’ll be able to browse an endless number of patterns to select as your Lock screen. Tap a pattern you might like and you’ll have the option to share it, download it, set as your Lock screen or add it to your favorites.
As of right now, you’ll be select a Lock screen on an individual basis. When you want a new one you’ll hop back in the app and manually select a new pattern for your Lock screen. This is the initial version of the app, but we’d definitely like to see the option to have the app cycle through new patterns or your favorites.
If you’re looking to spruce up your Lock screen we highly recommend giving Wallpaper Patterns a download. Head to the Windows Phone Store to grab either Wallpaper Patterns or Wallpaper Patterns Pro. Don’t forget to check out the version for your Surface in the Windows Store!
Thanks for the tip Alex K!
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