The Windows Central App picks up new animations, navigation menus, and more!
Today we are pushing out version 22.214.171.124 of the app for Windows Central on Windows 10 and Mobile. It's been a few weeks since our last update, and we've been fine tweaking some of the menus, and smaller refinements.
Here is what to look forward to in the latest update, which should now be live in the Store.
Windows Central App v1.3.2
- Added support for Microsoft Store Services.
- New page transition animations.
- Send Feedback now launches the Feedback Hub instead of UserVoice.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the app to crash when navigating to a new page.
- Comment votes now correctly update the comment score.
- Videos are now sorted in the correct order.
- Updated navigation menu design to match current Windows 10 apps design.
- Updated the Feedback and Tip Us icons.
- Comment voting is now faster.
- Integrated Google Analytics.
The most visible change will be with the updated Windows 10 style menu design. Our app now more closely aligns with Microsoft's core apps and tones down some of the accent color.
For those curious about the Google Analytics we are using this tool to understand better what parts of the app users are regularly utilizing. Nothing personal is being collected it is just telemetry about which sections of the app people use the most versus the least. The idea here is so we can better direct our resources to improve and expand the parts people use often instead of going by intuition. The tools Microsoft offers developers, unfortunately, do not provide as much detail.
As always, if you are enjoying the app and in particular the fixes and improvements we ask you to leave a review and rating in the Store. Doing so helps raise our app's visibility, which in turns helps our site and community here grow!
Thanks, from the whole Windows Central team!
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
This issue has never been addressed and does not work for an awful lot of people. For me at least this is the only thing keeping me on the 8.1 app
kid ain't lyin"
However, am I the only one who finds impossible to get to the comments section in an article one-handed (either by clicking the comments link - too high to reach - or the swipe from right gesture - can't reach that far with the thumb of my left hand, that is usually holding my phone). Appreciate that my 950xl might be bigger than average, but given the current other W10M phone options are the only slightly smaller 950, and the even bigger Elite X3, I would think I'm not the only one having this issue? It's my only pet peeve on an otherwise much liked app - and it seems so easy to fix!
The live tile isn't working properly in my 640 since AU. It remains transparent when not plugged in.
And, how can WC team know about feedbacks via Feedback Hub as there is no non-MS apps in the subcategory of Apps and Games?
After latest update the live tile doesn't work anymore, reinstalling the app didn't help so far.
Keep up your good work on Windows platform!
Update: Live tile works now :)