Check out Windows Phone fan fave Tile Me! now with HQ image and custom text support
It was ten days ago we brought you news on the first version of Tile Me!, an idea started by David Kimball on Reddit to help people show support for Windows Phone on various social networks. The idea was then turned into an app by developer InfiniteLoop and brought to all Windows Phone devices.
The concept behind the app is simple: create a Me Tile image of yourself that can be used on other social networks and not just your Windows Phone. The resultant image is bold, eye catching and says to the world, “Hey, I use a Windows Phone”.
Since the release, the developer has been listening to your requests and now version 2.0 is the realization of that feedback.
We should mention that there are now two versions of Tile Me!: Free and Paid. The free version lacks some of the advanced features of the paid one, with the latter costing $0.99. So what’s new? There have actually been a few updates spanning up to 2.0, but we’ll just lump them together for convenience:
- High resolution output (1000x1000 pixels)
- Added PNG format support
- Save to SkyDrive
- Custom Titles (available in free version too)
One of those features was requested by us, namely the PNG support. PNGs have better image quality than JPEGs (less artifacts) with the tradeoff of also being larger in file size. Now with the paid version of Tile Me!, users can save a their creation knowing that they are getting a high quality image. The image gets uploaded to SkyDrive, which is fitting for safe keeping and sharing. Likewise with the 1000x1000 pixel feature, helping to ensure a better quality photo even when saved locally to the phone in JPEG format.
The other big feature is the ability to create custom text. This option was requested by many, though some were saying it goes against the grain of Windows Phone (which only says ‘Me’). Regardless, the choice is now yours as you can put your name, your website or whatever you want in that area. It’s an extra bonus and makes the app that much better. This feature is in both the free and paid versions.
What can we say? If you’re a fan of Windows Phone and want to show support for the platform, you can grab this excellent app to create a unique profile image for your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram networks. It’s a little touch that can go a long way.
Pick up Tile Me! Free here in the Store or opt for the high resolution JPEG and PNG support with the $0.99 and ad free option here. Windows Phone 7.x and 8 supported.
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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.