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The WPCentral app for Windows Phone gets 1080p support, custom notification and more

We spend much time around here posting about app updates for Windows Phone and today, it is our turn. The official WPCentral app for Windows Phone 8 today is going to version 4.5.4 and with it, a significant amount of fixes, new features and improvements are in store for you. Many of these additions have been in the making for awhile, and we are positive that if you use our app, you are going to like what is new.

Let us take a look at the full changelog and then you can go grab the update, which is now live in the Store!

WPCentral App

WPCentral v4.5.4 (Windows Phone 8.x only)

  • Implementation of the Mobile Nations passport system for forums and comments - now possible to sign in with Microsoft Account, etc.
  • Pull to refresh added to the main news list
  • 1080p high-definition support on all pages (note that landscape support has now been removed to allow for this scaling - apart from on the image viewer)
  • Custom notification sound for notifications from WPCentral (requires WP8 update 3 or higher)
  • Improved scrolling performance of article listings
  • Fixed an issue where images would not load in the WPCentral forums
  • Swiping through forums pages starts at either the top or the bottom now depending on the direction of the swipe
  • Cleaned up some unrequired code to optimise performance
  • Fixed a bug where loading from toasts would fail

Although bug fixes and scrolling improvement are excellent additions for everyday usage, I'm excited about the 1080P support and custom notification sound. For the HD support, those on a Lumia 1520 now have a better experience, with the section Tiles and the fonts for articles being proportional.

Regarding the custom notification, note that the term refers to it being custom for us, not the user (though Windows Phone 8.1 users can obviously do their own in the OS Settings). In short, our default sound now for new articles with push notifications is the chime taken from our video bumper. It is our own sound and if you have seen our videos before, instantly recognizable. If you are on Update 3 or higher, there is nothing to do except to enable notifications.

The ability to login through your Microsoft Account (via our Mobile Nations Passport) goes a long way to answer that frequently asked question. Finally, the pull-to-refresh is a familiar gesture in apps these days, and we are glad finally to support it now too.

More to come

Besides this app update, Jay Bennett (@jaytbennett) is hard at work on our Windows 8 app, which is available for free in the Store. Plans for that app update include:

  • Passport integration for the Windows 8 app for Microsoft Account
  • Custom colors
  • And more…

After that, Jay is taking on the big task of making our app a real Universal app. Although to you, this may seem like a trivial undertaking, it is a big job as the app for Phone is basically being re-written, as it overlaps in code from our Modern app. This project is still some months out, so please have some patience!

Finally, you can expect an actual site redesign starting in the near future as well for you web experience. Now go grab those apps! (Editor's note: The WPCentral 4.5.4 update is very new, so if you do not see it yet, try back at a later time)

Do you have a feature request or are you having issues with our app? Don't forget to jump into our WPCentral app support forum, where Jay takes his time to read your posts.

QR: Wpcentral

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.

398 Comments
  • now i need a 1080p phone
  • Nice. Now we're one step forward with optimizing phablets.
  • Daniel will be the most happy to have a 1080p app for his 1520..!!!!
  • +1520 When I was reading about update before I done it, I didn't think I would be very impressed... WPCentral has definitely impressed me though. It's nice to see devs taking advantage of my phones capabilities more and more almost everyday.
  • I wonder when Viber and WhatsApp will update for 1080p. Their apps are more like 240x320 QVGA
  • This is one of the most things I am anticipating. You can add to the list 90% of Microsoft's own apps including xbox music (which strange enough it supported 1080p before becoming a separate app), the bing apps suite, and skype. Microsoft is really bad at setting a good example for other developers!
  • Interesting point: Microsoft's Xbox Music app is now a Silverlight app so it has the same problems with 1080p as we third party developers have. Before it was a system hub so didn't have the same viewport/zoombox requirements that Silverlight apps have. It also wouldn't have the issue if it were a WinRT app. It's the only technology on Windows Phone which makes scaling difficult :D
  • Nice avatar !
  • The article sounds so happy!
  • yeah, you are right, now we need a 1080p phone ^^
  • Yeah me to.
  • It looks great on my 1520, Amazing!!... But, why no landscape support???? I would really like landscape support with this now.
  • Essentially because Microsoft don't make it easy to support 1080p. We have to use something called a zoombox to get the scaling to work properly and that caused problems the way I had implemented it when turning to landscape. So I decided to take out landscape as it was barely used. I should note that MS make it much easier in the new WinRT apps so when that update comes landscape will return
  • Darn, just got my Nokia flip case and was looking forward to more use in landscape.
  • Would you guys do an article on how this App comment structure works? I can never quite figure out who's replying to whom. Or is there a past article or tutorial somewhere?
  • As long as it will return Im good.. Thanks for the detailed info.....
    ..............
    And, one more thing..... Does MS make anything easy❔❔❔❔
  • There's such thing as a 1080p Windows Phone? Hmm last time I checked my local T-Mobile store they didn't have one. Maybe I'll check back again in a couple of years.
  • Time to step up your game then. They exist. Or were you attempting sarcasm fail?
  • Do they exist at T-Mobile❔ Read his whole comment......
  • Doesn't have to exist on insert_carrier_here. No matter how poor product placement is, you can still buy unlocked and make it exist on T-Mobile. Like many, including myself have done.
  • That's what's wrong with WP market share❕❕ Poor product placement, availability, and MARKETING❗❗❗❗❗❗❗
  • Yeah but thats the US carriers causing all of this.... Its a pity but rather than using the devices to get better bulk pricing across the board the try to use it as a market share grab. The latter would be more effective as they sell more other phones. But may you just need to hammer the carriers with a bunch of you freinds ... squeaky wheels work well in the right places.....
  • We can blame the carriers, but iDroid sells a ton of devices on US carriers.... MS has just been to conservative with its weight.... They don't make aggressive moves..... See, Apple appears to be a polite, soft, conservative company on the outside to the Average consumer, but they are aggressive with their resources... Very aggressive.... MS is good at thinking things through, but sometimes they think to much, and to conservatively, and don't take enough changes... Google takes chances, maybe to many, but they make it do what it do...
    .......... I work at DFW airport... Can you tell me why out of all of the advertising on every wall of this airport you see Samsung, and all over the biggest buildings in DT Dallas there's huge iPhones, but driving down the highway, going to big venues, malls, conventions,,, MS is nowhere to be found?...... Marketing!! MS doesn't take risk, and if they do try somthing big it's only for a few days.. Nothing ever sticks... Whatever happened to Robert Zemeckis??... Those were really great commercial's, but only two over a year ago?... It's like MS doesn't really want WP market share to increase...
    ..................
    But, now that they control the whole show lets see if marketing improves.. Maybe they'll prove me wrong... But, can you believe I'm still saying this in mid 2014???... Im not sure if WP marketing will ever be sufficient, which is a real shame, because WP could be so much more with more support from every angle..... I hope Satya understands this..
  • This is the first update that represents a "one step forward, two steps back". No windows 8.1 animations are showing, scrolling in comments is taking time now, and also while I am writing this comment using WPCentral app, if I try to scroll to the top while the comment white dialog box is showing, it won't scroll to the far top as it should. Although I am really happy to see the 1080p support, but the app needs some work now. Sorry Jay if I am being too harsh on you.
  • Works for me. L920
  • Comment scrolling should be unchanged, as is everything else you've mentioned. I appreciate your feedback but what you have mentioned has not changed as a result of this update
  • In the settings menu, if you press on anything like appearance, there aren't any animations, the app freezes for a while then responds to the touch. Regarding scrolling in comments, try to flick fast, it will be blank for a second or two before comments start showing up. Also the flick sideways between read, comments and more is slow and gets crippled sometimes. Now regarding the comment box, while I am writing this comment, if I flick the upper part of the screen (other comments) up, without touching it first to get out of the comment box, it won't reach to the far top of the screen to show headers. Side note, I watched your interview with one of the Windows Phone design team, he told you something about the flipping tiles when you are touching them being something that isn't suitable, I find them not too good on the eye either. I am sorry again, I just want this app to be perfect.
  • I agree that it does need performance tweaks.. It doesn't scroll smoothly anymore..
  • Lol +1... Heading over to the contest forum and hoping that Jay can meet us there! ;)
  • Nice, wish they had a universal app too!
  • Ahem, end of the article...
  • I know,I know,I am taking about right now :)
  • Thought Microsoft said universal apps were rehash of most codes and super easy to make!
  • ...once you WRITE the code. You still have graphics, design and the phone-specific stuff to do.
  • Can we have Cortana read articles for us? I know it seems lazy but it's actually fun and productive. There's times I am too busy or wakeup too early to really focus on reading.
  • Or when driving. Just like NBC News app's voice assistant but phone-wide
  • Well they said easy for new apps. You gotta remember this app was an original WP7 app. I'm assuming once they completely rewrite this it will "seem faster"
  • Switching from Silverlight to WinRT should make it faster.
  • approves
  • Edit- No option for custom larger fonts..... Please Jay, it can't be that hard to implement,no?
  • I'll look into it. But at some point I have to stop working on this app and focus on the new one!
  • You tease, you.
  • Jay, you are the MVP !
  • Can we have the app on the Xbox one too? :P
  • After he makes it Universal, I don't see why he wouldn't make it.
  • C# and XAML apps don't run on the Xbox one as of right now. When that changes we might have an Xbox one app
  • Then why at build, they bragged how the Khan academy app worked on phone, tablet, desktop, and Xbox?
  • Those apps were written with WinJS and HTML5, different technology that not many developers use
  • Ah, I see now. Thanks Jay! :D
  • Thank you :)
  • I'm just curious, wouldn't it be better to wait until the Threshold SDK to start making a new app considering the UI might be drastically overhauled considering isn't there some new UI engine in place that'll take care of the UI for all platforms versus the separate projects you have in the solution for universal apps as it stands now? All I cared about was 1080p support, and the app to resume from start screen because I've seen new apps do it but WP8 apps don't resume unless you go back to them. I'd rather wait for an app to be made with Threshold in mind.
  • It's a very good point you make. But Threshold won't be available until about this time next year, so that's probably a little too long to wait for an overhaul :)
  • .... great update ....
  • And I was about to tip you
  • Tip them about their app :P
    Nice try!
  • +625 Lol.
  • Combo lol
  • + 8X
  • lololol
  • Thanks :) been asking for this for a while yes :) Great job!
  • Thanks for the awesome update wpc! Shit, I still can't add emojis!
  • What❔❕
  • Not the same ⁉❎
  • Looks fantastic on my 1520. Thank you!
  • Yes indeed :)
  • +1520
  • +1520
  • Yeah, amazing difference!
  • Can't wait then to get my certified good as new 1520 so I can check it out!
  • Awesome update
  • +1520
  • +1520
  • +1520!!!!!
  • +1520
  • Can't adjust font size??
  • Nice touch ..... thanks for adding Microsoft Account support.
  • Shocked that nobody has said 'seems faster' yet
  • Because it's mostly smoother ? :D
  • Good job Jay..... :)
  • Nice update. 1520 font size too small or am I getting old?
  • Font size is adjustable. Just pinch/expand.
  • Not on comments but I enabled the setting to make the font size bigger, but main news list don't size doesn't seem to be effected by the setting.
  • +1520
  • +1520!
  • Nice work Jay! It looks awesome on the 930 i'm still looking troughout the app and really like what i am seeing.
  • Really digging the look of this app now on my Lumia 1320! Wish ALL Metro apps were like this esp Facebook and Twitter - uses screen real estate nicely.
  • I have your chime as my notification now via Melodia. Are the comments any easier to understand?
  • It looks great on my 1520
  • Nice. To manage all this in only 3 mb is impressive. Kudos to @Jay! Looks stunningly sharp on my 1520.
  • Maybe he'll manage to make the app even more compact. The smaller the better !
  • Really just want to say "Thank You" to the WP Central crew for the app, the update, and journalism. A nice touch to a great platform.
  • +1520 it looks amazing! Thank you!
  • it does load up quite fast on my 1020
  • Finally I can use my Live ID to comment here, thanks :)
    And even on my "lowres" 1320 it looks much better now
  • I was also asking for MS account support. I am glad they added it. The app is almost perfect now!
  • downloading it now :D
  • horray! great update .. alot of times i would like to comment on articles but i feel to lazy to access the mobile website or my laptop to comment and just keep reading!
  • Nice update!
    Q: Was landscape mode really necessary to remove? :(
  • Yes with the way I had to implement 1080p scaling it wasn't possible to support landscape mode
  • Okay Jay.
    Thanks a lot for your efforts and the quick answer.
    Would be very nice if you manage to bring the feature back sometime in the future.
  • Will it be possible when you switch to WinRT and make it a universal app?
  • Read the end of the article
  • It's not clear. Making it a WinRT app doesn't necesarily means that it will automatically have landscape navigation, unless you want it to. That's why I asked ^_^
  • My apologies I misread your comment and thought you were asking IF I was going to make a universal app, that's entirely my fault. Yes it should absolutely be possible and I intend to have both landscape and 1080p support for the new app :)
  • Thanks for this great update Jay. Much appreciated :)
  • Wow nice update.. Wpcentral is a single app which I regularly use day in and day out since I bought WP couple of years back.,
  • surely i will be contributing more to your articles and forums from ur app!
  • Hell yeah!! Custom notification! Make the music at the beginning of y'all's videos available for download so I can set it to the app!
  • there's an app named Melodia that has the WP music (and many others) to use as a custom ringtone. You can get it from there :)
  • Melodia is awesome. Had it since upgrading to 8.1
  • Only issue for me was the scrolling and that is sorted now.
  • The jerky scrolling had been annoying for a while, smooth as silk again now. Thanks!
  • But on Lumia 720 scrolling is still not smooth... I really like the scrolling type in the main section that Converge has it.
  • My favourite app looks fantastic in my 1520 now .thank you so much devs xD
  • Scolling in the article list still could be smoother on my L920 and WP8.1. Would be nice, if the live tile counter gets reset after marking notifications as read in the WP8.1 action center. (like mail app)
  • Not possible for third party apps, only system apps can do that
  • Argh, sometimes I hate Windows Phone... Simple things are missing or not available for developers
  • Well this is an API I hope you requested Jay ^_^
  • Thanks for clarifying that but Microsoft said at some point that apps working with them could get access to deeper APIs. Why doesn't Mobile Nations support you for this development with Microsoft?
  • Seems faster and cooler then rock Jay
  • Looks amazing on L1320 !!! :)
  • The 1080p is a blessing. Things are... better organized. Thank you
  • Thanks!
  • Seems fas...the same speed.
  • Nice. Anyone know where we're at with Cyan? Rollout seems to have stalled almost completely.
  • Visit the sticky in the forums!!
  • Finally, the images loading issue has been fixed. Yey!!
  • installed the update. Singed me out, and now wont let me sign in :(
  • When you say won't let you, what do you mean? You should see a web view load with the new passport login
  • Same problem here... Doesn't let me sign in and whenever i try it crashes abd goes off....
  • When I sign in, it immediately crashes. Had to uninstall and reinstall just to get it to load. Sent bug report.
  • Remove that awful animation.
  • No ;)
  • Nice one. Lol.
  • Is the website redesign in the line of what Android Central did or should we expect something considerably different?
  • Great job! Looks much better on the 930.
  • Thank its about time now I can buy this app to remove the annoying app thanks MR Developer
  • Now waiting for watsapp update. They need to fix the notification center problem. They don't get clear many times after reading the msg
  • I've been using the chime from your videos for at least three weeks now. Had to download a video from you tube and create a custom ringtone using a ringtone creator. Took me about 20 min :)
  • This is awesome work by Jay! This 1520 user appreciates the 1080p support. :)
  • Great, now I can finally sign in here, previous WP central cannot sign in so I need to pin the shortcut from internet when I need to comments. Thanks for the update but keep improve.
  • WoW, its Great now on my Lumia 1520
    Just updated
    Thanks guys
  • Gg
  • Cool
  • Only have 2 rows of icons on my ICON, not 3 like in the pic
  • Because the Icon/930 doesn't have an insanely large screen, the app now scales according to both screen size and resolution
  • 3 tiles would look better than a big chunk of empty space, and be more efficient since it would eliminate scrolling.
  • In Visual Studio 2013, you can develop Windows Phone apps based on resolution+screen size. They are not independentaly adjustable.   For 1080p rez you have 5.5" devices and 6" devices. Jay probably targeted the 1520 as a 6" devices (obviously) and anything bellow 6" and above 4.7" (that's another target rez) as 5.5". Hence why your L930 can show more real estate than a L920 for example but not the same estate as the L1520.   Hope this clears it out.
  • I love it! Fantastic WPCentral!
  • Excellent. App is so fast and beautiful!!!!!!
  • Wasn't there a workaround for sign in eg. Use the username you generate when 1st signing in using that 3rd party to login & the password for their 3rd party login
  • Yes that was the workaround, but it is no longer needed
  • As it was I had to figure that one out for myself
  • Looks great!
  • Great to be able to log into the forum via the app at last
  • You could always do that. It's just that now you have another option of logging in.
  • G
  • So you could essentially replace the chime with a fart sound. You gotta be careful though because if you set the push notifications to notifiy you about each post and have volume up, people around you might start looking at you funny.
  • No access to voting polls through the app yet?
  • Jay have you considered to support the daily Bing image in the Lockscreen settings like weather flow does?
  • 1080p?! Yay it now looks better on my Icon screen! Downloading IMMEDIATELY!
  • Seem fast..
  • Seems... Better! :D
  • Yes I need the feature wherein the comment section reflects the actual flow of comments level-wise (where in we know who has replied to whom) and also displays the embedded jpegs and gif's. A couple of third party Verge clients on the WP store have this feature. Why can't WP Central have it?
  • The 1080 support looks dope on my 1520
  • Lol!!!! It does!!... I can't believe the difference!! This is Why 1080p is not a gimmick!
  • Nice now where is the update where are the new phones...wait..coming soon
  • I just downgraded to windows 8.0 but MTN is has not yet released the Cyan update for 625,8.0 looks horrible with its huge tiles across the screen .... I miss the the Dev preview but there's no going back..
  • +1520 The experience went up by 2 notches of awesomeness..
  • I guess, the time arrived for me to buy 1520 to comment +1520
  • Would be nice to see collapsible comments threads in the articles as most know not many people bother to start a new comments for things that may not relate & instead reply to other peoples comments & of course highlighting a logged in users posts to make them easier to find their replies
  • FINALLY! you can sign in now on the 520. I did pay for the app
  • Nice change log...
  • Man I live this app!
  • So excited
  • Can I compliment the dev on making the scrolling incredibly smooth of the article list and just request that the pull to refresh is implemented a bit better because it doesn't work most of the time.
  • It works if you scroll down first then back up. It's a control built by Telerik though so you could always ask them about it :)
  • Oh yeah it works when you scroll down, thanks
  • Pull to refresh will sometimes fail. This is something that is a side effect of Microsoft moving the touch thread off the UI thread. If you set UseOptimizedManipulationRouting to false, it usually fixes it. However, thoroughly test the performance of your list and determine which mode is best.
  • Maybe a new design in preparation?
  • Previously WP had announced that WP central app was open for free download around 36 hours, may I ask that is full version, right?
  • Yes
  • Thanks
  • How to customize the notification sound ?, i have windowsphone 8.1
  • It looks more awesome
  • Awesome update! Wish to see redesign of UI in WPCentral app v5 update
  • Great update! Makes reading much nicer on my 1520.
  • Congratulations! Awesome update, looks fantastic on my Lumia 1520
  • Working much better on my 925 8.1 dp. Keep up the great work guys!! :)
  • Thank you men
  • Great
  • TOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Wow!!!... This is amazing!... All apps need this 1080p support!
  • Love how it looks on my 1520 now.
  • Looks awesome on my 1520. My only complaint is the lag between tapping an article in the main news feed and it bringing up that post. There is a slight pause in between that is very noticeable.
  • Seems to have fixed the weird scrolling bug on my Icon :)
  • gg
  • Nice update loving it
  • Looks awesome :)
    1520
  • I am waiting for a update for windows8.1 version
  • You should get Rudy Hyun to redesign the WPC app. The design language reminds me of apps from the WP7 era.
  • You sound annoying
  • That's because it is from the wp7 era. You try writing thousands of lines of code and then throwing it all away to start again at the whim of commenters!
  • Keep up the good work. It's amazing right now on my L1520!! I would like to pay again as soon as it became universal app. Great work.
  • ROFL
  • Yet another good update for this app. Bravo jay!
  • Very good!!!
  • Crashes after sign into forum via microsoft account on N925.
  • Absolutely delighted to see it on my 1520...Good Job... Thank u...:)
  • This is awesome update! Thanks!
  • Testing passport login.
  • Awesome this is a great improvement. And the lack of landscape support doesn't seem to be a big deal but that does seem to be the primary mode for the desktop app so I would imagine that might cause some problems for future integration.
  • Oh the universal app will have to completely throw this existing one out the window, so that won't matter
  • Jay, thanks so much for the number and frequency of the updates. However, is there any way to wind mine back to get landscape back? Typing in portrait is awkward.
  • I'm afraid not without completely disabling 1080p scaling... I will have a think but honestly it would be incredibly difficult to do and does only affect a few users. I promise that the big refresh to a universal app will support landscape again though, is that helpful?
  • Jay, you are an app star. Thanks for the prompt response. Could it not be disabled by device? Surprised to hear that more don't type in landscape. I often read comments and articles in portrait, but only type landscape.
  • Typing in portrait is awkward?
  • I really would have bet my life on the fact that most people used landscape, like I do. I wonder if the analytics only note how articles are viewed, rather than how the keyboard is used. Be interesting to know.
  • I don't know maybe that is the case, but I personally have never used landscape for text input on my phone.
  • Really? So much nicer than portrait for me. Was actually something I checked before I bought my phone. I had heard a nasty rumour that WP didn't allow it.
  • Wow it looks cool on my 1520, after seeing this now I want every website and app to support 1080p
  • Cool thing...now it looks really nice on my Lumia 1520.. THX
  • Ahhh. That 1080p goodness on my Lumia 1520. So much better :P.
  • +WPCentral
  • Just bought the app after these updates it looks Boss!!!
  • Like the new 'loading' graphic :)
  • Great work WP central team
  • Look excellent on my 1520.....nice work:)
  • Won't install on my 925 Lumia Cyan error code 80004005
  • I wish the Windows 8 version was more like the Windows Phone version. LOVE the phone version.
  • +1520
  • Nice update. Lot of new features. Thanks for your hard work Jay !
  • Love this! Looks much better on my 1520
  • Excellent work Jay. Working mighty fine on my 1520 and looking hot!
  • Wow...great work
  • Not updating shows an error code
  • Looks gorgeous on my 1520... Nice work!!
  • Great just upgraded... And finally signed in through my phone
  • Nice update....
    But the forum takes more time to load than before
    L720 here.
  • I have problem with log in."Error connecting to Passport service"  
  • That happens on occasion when the passport service gets overloaded. It usually fixes itself soon and will only prevent you editing or deleting comments
  • ERROR CODE c101a7d1 its showing
  • Can we log in to the forums with facebook on the WP now? It's not possible with the previous version. Hope you fixed it...
  • Finally, an app with 1080p support. And now, waiting for Official 8.1. Please Microsoft, i really tired for long waiting time.
  • This update is amazing! Looks fabulous on Lumia 1520!
  • This is perfect for my 1520 now! ;)
  • Thank you thank you.
  • This update was really great for my 930. The scrolling is finally smooth :)
  • Wow, looks very nice on my 1520!
  • Is it possible for an official Passport Nations application? I don't like the fake one on the Store.
  • I use this app more than WhatsApp and Facebook!
  • Do Wpcentral know something about big update od Skype? May, June, July?
  • Great Scott what did you do, scrolling is now so fast and slick and more importantly smooth, that my heart ❤ skips a beat or two.
  • Can you re add landscape mode?
    That's a great feature too I suppose
  • Looking more smooth and sophisticated.
  • Now i want whatsapp support 1080
  • Nice to have a great update...
  • Nice! Looking fwd to the big universal update. Good luck @jaybennett!
  • Looks great on my Lumia 1520
  • Now I can finally log in and comment from the phone :)
  • This looks awesome on my L1520
  • Awesome!!
  • App is really smooth now. It would classy if it shows profile pic and correct arrangement of comments.
  • I want the ability to update my profille - picture etc. 
  • Looking cool on my 1520. Wish you could upload pics in the comments though, so I can upload a screenshot. But then, that's you can't have everything, can you
  • Hierarchical comments and images in the comments if possible and this will be the BEST app bestowed upon humanity :)
  • Seems faster dare I say. This app is great though I get every notification and you guys have all the news. Thanks.
  • Excellent update. The scrolling choppiness seems to be give now. This app has always set the standard for news, information, and presentation on Windows Phones.
  • Great! ThaNX!
  • Nice work Jay and WPC team!
    Pls 'one more' request hehehe - can you implement the comments such that they have a clearer hierarchical structure like on the web interface (or like readit style?)
    Thanks!!
  • Please! Change that horrible notification sound!
  • You can customise it yourself using the windows phone OS now :)
  • While designing universal app please consider ui refresh,
  • Will absolutely be happening
  • Super nice on my 1520! :)
  • Why did it take so long for 1080p support?
  • Because it is damn hard to do on Silverlight apps
  • Wow..now that looks so much more awesome on my 1529...Thanks Jay for the awesome update!!!
  • Font is too small to read. It should be responsive design
  • Much needed feature for signing in through Microsoft account.
  • Awesome job Jay! I love the fact I can now use my Microsoft Account to make comments.
  • That is nice to use my Lumia 1520 with all its graphical possibilities (1080p).... Bravo great MAJ
  • I'm sorry but the forum section shows a black line st the bottom. This meaning its not using the full screen. As I'm new: Is this the 8.1 DP or the app? Nokia 1320
  • That's the downside of the scaling I'm afraid, Microsoft didn't make it easy for us to use the full screen size, they just planned to blow apps up to fill the screen
  • I can't say much about it neither critize it - I'm not a developer. I'm just curious: The resoltion is 1280x720 so it seems so easy.  
  • That was my thought as well. It was easy to "blow up" 720p to fill 1080p, but to actually make use of that space and show more information to the user was much harder than it should have been. Microsoft fixed it for new universal style apps though
  • Awesome! These guys rock!
  • Thanks
  • No jokes this is the best app on windows phone. Can't remember I paid for it cos it's much more than what I paid.
  • Just logged in to say: Great work !
  • Nice update
  • Why is the text so much smaller
  • The pull to refresh doesn't always work. The arrow doesn't turn around and no refresh.
  • You have to have scrolled down the list a little first
  • I posted right under this comment about the pull to refresh. I've got it to work once. if you scroll just a little bit from the top it won't give you the pull to refresh option.
  • ok nevermind I got it to work now. of you just scroll a tad bit down from the top then pull and make sure you pull as far as it will go it will work everytime. :)
  • Got it working. But looking how many times it goes wrong. I think I will go for the refresh button. Maybe add a timer how the pull text is visible and start refresh function?
  • I like the facebook method better..
  • Facebook's developers had to write over 1000 lines of code just for their pull to refresh control...
  • Damn.. Well then we will keep your solution ;)
  • Jay, is there a way to increase text size?
  • my pull to refresh isn't working on my HTC 8X. I usually just let the update every few hours or so on its own anyway. other than that great app!! I don't know if someone posted this already I didn't check every comment. :)
  • Nice update, 1080p look awesome !!!
  • Oh yea!!!!
  • Thank you WP Central staff. Keep up the good work.
  • The best center for WP got even better !!!    i'm lovin it : P
  • ^^ This.
  • Great App........ Thanx!!!!
  • Will try it on my Lumia 820 and WP8.1 :)
  • Sexy on the 1520
  • Awesome! :)
  • Now in my 1520 this app looks awe... wait for it... some!!!
  • You should improve the scroll in news luat not in the article. It lags a lot, i have told you about the problem before, but no fix for that yet, after 3 updates allready(lumia 920, htc 8x and 8s, so it's fron The app)
  • If you mean news list that is where we have improved it. Make sure you have the update as I've done a lot of work there and the general feedback is it is very smooth now
  • Finally, been hoping for an update that supported Microsoft logins so I could leave comments and take part in the forums from my phone. And I recently upgraded from 520 to 1520, so the 1080 support is awesome as well. Thanks so much!
  • Before I got to this article, I thought Tha the app was scrolling better. Upon noticing the article I actually assumed that it must have automatically updated. Turns out it didn't, and I am just about to update the app. Happy coincidence? One last thing, my Live tile frequently says that there are new articles, when the there aren't.
  • Hi Jay... Great job and really appreciate the efforts from you and your staff! Would it be possible to add the ability to search for a specific user within a comment thread? For example, in this article, I'm really interested in your replies but have to look through all 260+ responses to find yours. I'd love to be able to search for your specific replies. Maybe added to the bottom where you can 'Jump to first' and 'Jump to last'... Add search for specific user responses? I can't think I'm the only one who would use this feature of it were available.
  • +1520
  • How do you change the custom audio notification? Good God whatever it changed to after updating the app is horrible.
  • If on WP8.1, use Settings > Notifications to change things.
  • And if on WP8.0? This notification sound is way to loud and annoying. Not a good idea to release this update while most WP users are still on WP8.0.
  • It's about time we get Mobile Nations Passport support, especially when the younger MN apps (CB10) had it from the beginning. Now, fix the hyperlinks in the app and it'll be usable.
  • Whilst I appreciate your feedback Pete. Could I ask that you consider there is a real person who reads it? Almost everything I have read from you has been incredibly negative and frankly a little rude. It almost makes me not want to implement changes you request just so you could consider how you treat developers
  • Can't Wait Lumia Cyan for my 1020
  • Go Go WPC app!! Love using it! Would love emoji support too pleeeeeze keep up the greatness :)
  • Looking great on my 1520, great work jay!
  • Nice update :) but on my 1520 Font size little small on comment and is not adjustable..
  • There is an option in settings to increase it
  • Ok thx :)
  • Very good work, indeed!
  • No landscape. Oh no! It is the only way I type. Is there any way to get it back? Can I roll the update back?
  • Great work Jay, loving the updates! I had the chime set since Lumia black :P.
  • This may be a stupid question, but with the choice of the 2 live tiles, I prefer the one that doesn't flip and show an image (iconic). However, when I choose that option, the text continues off the edge of the tile even at maximum size. I've tried changing the tile settings, but I'm having no luck. Any ideas? I'm a WP noob, so might be missing something simple. Thanks for any help! Plus - woo! 1080 support :D
  • Great job on the app guys! I love reading articles from the app!
  • Me likes this!!! Oh and +520. :D
  • Woooww... Well done WpCentral team... This looks absolutely amazing on my 1520...
    I hope other developer will follow your lead...
    Thank you!
  • Has anyone been able to change the default notification sound for this app?  The default chime is somewhat loud and clang-like and I attempted to change it to the "Nokia calendar" sound without success.  Am I doing something wrong?
  • How do you change the new toast notification sound?   Sounds like it's screeching now
  • You can do it via Notification centre options in Settings... If you are on 8.1 that is...
  • I'd like to be able to post pictures in the forums
  • Refresh sliding so needed finally!
  • Thanks WPC!
  • Ahhhh that's much nicer on my 1520 after the update. Thank you
  • +1520 Nice update.
  • I updated the app before I even read what it has to offer
  • The scrolling performance is really much better , no lagging when you swipe between the articles
  • They should find a way to make reading the comments much easier, it's giving me hard time trying to read all the comments here
  • Crazy. Superb
  • The new sound is Aaa-WESOME!!!!
    Thank You!)
  • What a strange, eerie notification chime. At least there is rhyme to the reason. Nevertheless, keep up the great work WPCentral!!
  • Just updated WPC.. Fresh look on 1320.. Tq
  • ....and I've always meant to say, take out the pinch to zoom text feature Does anybody use that? To me, it's just gimmicky in this app, and doesn't really help. Maybe if it jumbo-sized the text even more, then maybe. Just my opinion.
  • Miss landscape support... :( But other than that, great!
  • I've been waiting for so many of these features for so long! This is my favorite update for this app so far!
  • Excellent on 1520 :)
  • Good looks!
  • Looks AMAZING on my 1520!!!
  • Thank you very much for 1080p support. The app really looks beautiful on my 1520 now. Looking forward to the Universal App and new website design. Keep up the good work!
  • Lovely update Jay. Thanks.
  • Looks amazing on my 1520. Shame the notification scares the crap out of me every time i hear it. I need to get back on 8.1, FAST!
  • Awesome job on the 1080. Your app looks great on my 1520
  • Nice
  • Does this improve on the icon in any way
  • Problem since using WP Central app and only noticed after this update. On my 930, wide tile, the text isnt fully showing. e.g. on my wide rile it says.... Yahoo scoops up mobile ana The windows phone central banner at the bottom of the tile says ..... windows phone centr Even the windows logo bottom half is missing off the tile. Why ????????
  • That's the biggest news of them all :-)
  • When will you fix the bug that causes duplicate articles everytime you select "load more"...
  • Really snappier than before.
  • The update is nice, but being able to adjust font size is handy #Whatthafont
  • Nice...
  • I'm enjoying this update...thanks!
  • WPcentral app with "speak article" would be very nice.
  • Thanks
  • I'll be honest, I don't notice a difference, but I'm sure there is one, maybe its one of those things that you don't notice, it is just better. Like with lighting on movies, you shouldn't notice good lighting because it should just suit the scene and not overemphasize itself or be out of place.
    Probably the only other thing I would like added, and to be honest damn near no apps utilise it, is to retain the time in the top right corner of the screen. Only one other a sip does this, my jb hifi now app. It even has it in the colour of the app itself (Yellow) and it's just really handy.
    Not exactly high on the list of priorities I imagine but would be very cool nonetheless. Actually, thinking about it, things are smaller and easier to read.
  • Go into the app's settings and enable the system tray, you'll then see the time when in the app :)
  • Eeeeee! The app is now perfect, thanks for the tip mate, and kudos on your good work.
  • Now I'm more in love with my Lumia 1520. This new wpcentral update makes use of the hi-res screen. Really beautiful!
  • One of my most used apps. Glad I got the pro version for free. Hey one tip, integrate the smileys into your threading.
  • Updated the app, no difference... I don't see the changes 1080p resolution like in the article images. On a L930.
  • I like the idea of using that sound.. But god do you really need to snip the sound from the video? It sounds distorted and cut.. Why not just use the ding and only the ding?
  • The long answer would be too long, the short answer would be: resource issues
  • I don't get notifications for new article or reply to my comment or post :( win p8.1 here
  • So great thanks guys!
  • Love this, can now log in directly.
  • I luv it. Now the font is seems to nicely suit on my Lumia 1520 and sign in process is greatly fixed. Worth my money... I hope in future updates the dev can fix error of emoji
  • Jay, any plans to change the sideways scrolling in the W8 app to vertical scrolling? or at least an option so we can choose the way it scrolls? I find the sideways scrolling so unnatural and difficult to read items effectively. I ended up going back to the WPC website as it scrolls vertically...
  • On my Lumia 1520, I'm experiencing a likely unintended effect when pressing and holding an article headline to save to the offline reading list; something odd happens to the scaling.
  • Still no video suport? All videos in the article can not be viewed in the app itself? Or at least it is "clickable" to open a browser to see the video?
  • If there's a video in the article you swipe right and will see the option to play it there
  • Runs a bit smoother on my 920
  • Flagship App. Keep it up!
  • OK that notification sound horrified me the first few times it happened.
  • Where is the Sign Off button? I mean, this is why i ask this: with the new update and adding MS sign in is great. But on this site i am signed in through my facebook account. So when i update the app i went to Sign In, and didn't saw the Facebook, Twitter, etc options to sign in and go straight to the MS signing. I did sign in, and then go to Forums and couldn't see the threads i am taking part. Was searching for Sign Off button, cuz i realize that I needed to Sign In with my FB account, but I didn't find any Sign Off option. So i uninstall the app, reinstall it again, and then when I Sign in with my FB account and went to the Forums, then i saw the forum threads where i participate in discution :) And I don't have any problems with this new update of the app. no crashes on signing in, no scrolling problems whatsoever, everything works perfect as it should (Samsung ATIV S i8750, WP8 GDR3) P.S. I will ask this same question in the Supported Forum thread if that's not a problem?
  • Brilliant update. Love the Microsoft Account and 1080p support.
  • Wo so the images not loading in the WP forums was a bug, I thought I'm the only one with the issue. Glad its fixed.
  • 1080p is nice but please gve the option to change the font size, text is too small and i got a 1520 so i wouldnt have to use reading glasses. Now i need a godamn hubble telescope to read in your app...ty.
  • Perfect Update, my 1520 liked a lot ! Log in using Facebook now ! Now we need smiles ! :D
  • Haptic feedback no longer works.
  • Loved it...!!!