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Windows Central app build 14 coming soon with more fixes and improvements

A new update for the Windows Central app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile should be hitting your devices in the next few hours.

Windows Central app build 14 (1.1.14) brings a various new improvements and some bug fixes as well following yesterday's update.

As we continue to stabilize and improve the look and feel of the app we will again start seeking to add new features likely in the order of popularity at our UserVoice page (so continue to send feedback).

Today's update moves the article title and author name from taskbar to within the article saving space on your phone's display.

The app also now caches app articles for offline viewing and it should be faster for loading. Some navigation crashing issues have also been addressed and the feed for Phone news improved.

Here are all the changes included in today's update. To check your version number in the app go to Settings (cog) > About and the version number will be listed.

Windows Central app build 1.1.14

Improvements

  • Improved startup time after first launch
  • Offline caching of all articles
  • Moved article title and author to top of Article view
  • Reverted splash screen back to black from magenta

Bug fixes

  • User signature now being saved
  • Published date is now in local time
  • New article notifications should be displayed correctly
  • Notification settings persist to server correctly
  • App should no longer crash when selecting the "All" header after reading some articles

The update was just submitted so it could be a few hours before you see it hit your PC, tablets and phones.

Remember, take advantage of our Windows Central UserVoice page for feedback and thanks for all the positive vibes. We're a small team working diligently on this project, and it will only get better!

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Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

146 Comments
  • Was crashing earlier this morning, soft reset. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Please let it be notifications
  • Totally wrote this before reading the article!!
  • LMAO Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Is that build on the inside Fay ring or slow ring?
  • Fast Posted from Rebel Base, Hoth.
  • Please let it be removal of the giant, skewed QR code and MS logo and a change of link colours from that hard to read blue!
  • User voice Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • It's good to talk
  • Already done.
  • Notifications still bugged for me ! Both PC and mobile. When I turned them on, exit the app and go to settings again they are turned off. I followed the guide in previouos article. Not working.
  • Same here
  • Somehow the notification just worked on PC. Can you reply again if I get it on mobile? Thanks
  • In the last article about the app they said goto windowscentral.com/follow
  • Bug-
    • System Tray disappear whenever i open this app -_-
  • I'll stress this again: leaving bug info in comments is not helping us. Please use UserVoice.
  • I think there's a bug that allows people to keep posting bugs in this app. Fix: People, read the introduction article! Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Hmm
  • Article cache. Was just about to submit request for that on uservoice. Loving the new app. Few little niggles but will put them on user voice. Love it on PC and my phone. PC version is a million times better than the old one. Good work
  • As long as the cache includes comments
  • It should have a spinner when loading for each section you swipe to, since it can take a few seconds.
  • User voice Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • And we have the new WC t-shirt meme...
  • Add a feedback button in app that takes you straight to User Voice. Wait for it... Cue William Stovall in 3, 2, 1...
  • Oh sorry I'm late... User voice lol Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Just downloaded and updated, UK :).
  • Great to see that much support and updates. Kudos for that!
  • Is there an insider ring for the WC app builds? :)
  • Yeah, I'm on it. Not fun, lol.
  • Is anybody else getting a crash when they scroll in the comment section?
  • User voice Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Yeah, it happens to me sometimes as well.
  • Offline caching is good if there's an option to clear the cache Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • User voice please Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • I like the magenta more than black
  • Maybe they can make optional cuz I like black more Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Maybe they can make optional cuz I like black more Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • it's not that huge difference though
  • Yeah,just black goes with all my colour setings
  • User voice Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • You guys should fix the bugs in the WP8 app.
  • User voice Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Wait, number one, what bugs? Number two, don't you think they are still working on any bugs they find? Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • "Today's update moves the article title and author name from taskbar to within the article saving space on your phone's display."   THIS!!!
  • your work is fantastic! keep it up! :) Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Well some bugs got fixed
  • Is it just me or does everyone have a white bar at the top of the app even when they select the black theme?
  • Part of that happened with the latest Fast Ring build. I see it in other apps too. being looked at.
  • Okay, thanks
  • I think the page background in the xaml view needs to be changed, the StatusBar snippet also, but I'll put this in user voice Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Uservoice :D Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Agreed!
  • Lol Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • I developed some apps, just some coding needs to be done
  • Yeah, thinking it's a bug that will get fixed soon. Fingers crossed.
  • Yeah Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • How can i go fast to the last reaction takes long to scroll down everytime Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • So, as I mentioned above, once we get the app stabilized and cleaned up we will begin to add new features again.
  • Ok great work btw with the app looks very nice :) Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • User voice Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Just loving this app. Feels Windows 10 to the core! Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • I posted this in your feedback page. I would like to see a "Participated" view of Forum threads as exists in the current app.
  • Well I just downloaded it since I noticed this article
  • Reverted to black?! Why? Please add an option to chose between black and magneta.
  • User voice Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • And I don't think that's even possible. The splash screen is not changeable for the user. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Hmm. And btw, I had posted a feedback to add a magneta splash screen after which it was implemented. And now again they have changed it. Anyways, at least they should make the white logo magneta coloured.
  • If they get enough feedback im sure they'll add another option
  • I'm with you on this one. I love the magenta splash screen, black looks so boring.
  • I personally like the black better. Doesn't blind me in the morning when I turn on WC first thing in the morning haha. 
  • Daniel, How do we donate? Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Got the update :) netherlands Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
    Microsoft 950 XL
  • Add a Translator for readers from other countries.
  • User voice Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Great idea! ☺ Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Cool !!
    Now I've one more reason *To Not To Roll Back To Wp8.1* :)
    Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10 in Lumia520XL
  • You guys are awesome
  • Right side scrollbar in articles still not working in PC app in version 1.1.14.0
    I posted in uservoice as well (so no uservoice reply BS William)
  • User voice for me to stop lol Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Just go away you silly bug LOL. Apart from the fun, does it work for you on PC? Because i can't really use the app.
  • Haven't tried on PC yet with new update but before that it didn't work
  • I don't have it yet
  • Yes, this still needs to be fixed. I don't have a touch screen, so am limited to using the arrow keys to scroll through comments/articles.
  • Please include an in-app link to the uservoice. Thanks
  • It's in settings, about Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Awww yeah!! Nice app, still like more controls at the bottom, where my thumbs can reach them.
  • Just got the update. Working great!
  • You guys are seriously working hard with this application. It's already a beautiful and capable Universal Windows Application, despite it's rough edges and plethora of bugs. It was definitely worth the wait. Good job.
  • I agree
  • Wow you replied quickly. I posted like ten seconds ago. And now I'm replying through an actionable notification on my laptop. Sweet.
  • Yeah I replied on the notification from my phone. Love this app!
  • It honestly puts a lot of other similar applications to shame. The WMPowerUser application (now MSPowerUser) has been out for ages and has barely improved. It's frankly terrible.
  • Agreed Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Got it, nice speed with the updates
  • Just got updated, it works way smoother and more stable. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Yes, now it works way better, than it did yesterday!
    So I can't imagine how it will work in a month!
  • Would like to see the ability to jump the bottom of the comments like we had in the prior version.
  • USERVOICE guys!
  • Great job, this app is getting better and better. I posted about a couple of bugs on uservoice under the name "Seth Paul".
  • Make the edges of the articles smaller, it's weird how large they are. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Do I even have to say it Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Still cant scroll to see the articles. Please fix. Love your content. :)
  • How do I change my mobile nations passport photo Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • User voice Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Updated.........
  • Nice update! It looks like the nav bar is working better in this version. I had a strange bug going on prior (pics linked on uservoice). Thanks guys!
  • Oops, spoke too soon
  • Kudos to you guys, nice to see the energy being put into this. Feels like the fast ring!
  • Does the live tile not work yet?
  • Always worked.
  • Doesn't work for me. Neither on notebook nor on Surface Pro 4. Deactivating and activating live tile in settings didn't help.
    Edit: Now it works. But i had to enlarge the live tile to maximum and size it down again.
  • Header titles are too big and lots of spaces wasting in the sides too...Refer MSN news and fix font size and scaling issues Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • User. Voice. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Still not getting notifications =(
  • I preferred the article title in the taskbar, especially when it was above the icons. It added some space to the taskbar, but I could swipe up for comments with it, without bringing up the navigation bar of my phone all times. You know, I prefer seeing it only, when I need it :D But anyway, keep up the good work ;) Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • User voice Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • I'll post it there too. I just thought, I'll post it here too, because it's related to the article. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • When I launch the app my neighbors porch light comes on. Awesome! Lol
  • Awesome! Looks like most of my suggestions/complaints have already been posted by others in UserVoice. So I voted on all of them. Mostly bringing back the Participated and Most Recent sections in Forums and not using all the screen real estate in articles on a tablet/desktop. But looking good so far. Keep up the great work guys!!! :)
  • Now the uses full phone display real estate in article detail ..still i feel system tray occupies some space. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Hoping for the notifications to actually launch to the actual article or thread/comment replies
  • Please add in-app notification centre :-) Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • User voice
    Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Already did before posting here.
  • The blank space at top of the mobile screen of still there! Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Sweet! Keep the updates coming! http://behance.net/kevingates
  • Nice to see feedback I submitted get fixed so quickly. Nice work guys
  • Most Recent and Participated section on the forum please!
  • Bring back photo quality option
  • User voice Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • I'm done Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Keep it coming, guys. The new app is great, especially on the phone. It just looks so...sleek and modern compared to the old one.
  • Still haven't fixed the gross white system tray that freaks out in landscape. Hide the system tray in landscape. That's what all universal apps do with hamburger menu
  • I've tried that... Hard to do Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • I did it on my app (juice: Vape calculator)
  • Please make an option to use phone's theme and accent color for the apps appearance. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Yes! 
  • It drains battery even if I turn it off from background in W10M.
  • Totally cool app but please add # of new unread articles number on live tile (for all tile sizes)!!!!!!
  • Cool
  • How download it in mobile?
  • It's in the store if you are running Windows 10 Mobile on your phone. there is 2 Windowscentral apps now. one which says it has been made for Windows 10 is this app.
  • It's getting there, but still needs some work. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • latest update broke my live tile function
  • The WC updated app is good, with faster start up and scrolling. I can swipe from right to left to change n article but not from left to right, how do i do it? Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10