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    A new "center" app for Nokia apps, with some nice big tiles:)

    Nokia Center | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
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    NICE. Just prepare for the comments like this that will pop up eventually.

    Posting quick review once I install on this thread.
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    Wait. Are you sure you're changing for this app?

    I hear SysApp Pusher does the job extremely well, and I have that installed already.
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    Okay, while I like the concept, may I ask for one thing?

    Could you pull off live tiles whenever these apps have updates?

    That should be your selling point, and you can also pin the links to the Start Screen. Heck, you could even put shortcuts to the apps themselves!
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    Thanks for the compliment. Though this is my first paid app, second all together and I didn't want to use ads in the app. So I charge for it in the beginning yes.

    No other app is styled like this and the SysApp didn't work on the Lumia 620 (for checking if a new version is available), however I have in mind to add a check for updates, if I will find a way that works well, but later. The live tile feature is nice too, I will have it it mind, thanks.

    You mean to pin like the accessories tile on the start screen to have a shortcut to the store or to the app itself ? I don't know if it's possible to open directly a system app on the start screen, and you can pin the other apps by using the installed apps list on the phone itself, hmm..
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    This app sucks big time, I want my money back! :P /jk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skynetz View Post
    Thanks for the compliment. Though this is my first paid app, second all together and I didn't want to use ads in the app. So I charge for it in the beginning yes.

    No other app is styled like this and the SysApp didn't work on the Lumia 620 (for checking if a new version is available), however I have in mind to add a check for updates, if I will find a way that works well, but later. The live tile feature is nice too, I will have it it mind, thanks.

    You mean to pin like the accessories tile on the start screen to have a shortcut to the store or to the app itself ? I don't know if it's possible to open directly a system app on the start screen, and you can pin the other apps by using the installed apps list on the phone itself, hmm..
    As far as I know, its possible to provide shortcuts to system apps.
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    I was searching on the internet for a way to open at least the normal apps, but can't find that either. I know this is possible because of the wpcentral app, you can open metrotube from it.
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    I found out that it's impossible to do.
    You can only open a few system settings of WP8, but not 3rd party.
    URI schemes for launching built-in apps for Windows Phone 8
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    Well then, you could still provide shortcuts to the System apps. Interesting.

    You could make live tiles of them, too, if you could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingTraveler View Post
    Well then, you could still provide shortcuts to the System apps. Interesting.

    You could make live tiles of them, too, if you could.
    I think that's not possible too, if you know a way to do that or an app that has this tell me and I will try to implement that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skynetz View Post
    I think that's not possible too, if you know a way to do that or an app that has this tell me and I will try to implement that.
    System apps as in Wi-Fi, Cellular and so on. Insider does this, and a bunch of other apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingTraveler View Post
    System apps as in Wi-Fi, Cellular and so on. Insider does this, and a bunch of other apps.
    Oh, you mean the non Nokia system apps. Yeah, I could do that, but I don't know where to add them, hehe. What do you suggest ?
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    Hmm. I honestly don't know what to do now.

    Nokia Center implies a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingTraveler View Post
    Hmm. I honestly don't know what to do now.

    Nokia Center implies a lot.
    Do you want me to add an application bar that is always visible with shortcuts to: cellular, wifi, bluetooth and location ?
    I can do this and add a menu, if you click on ..., to open a new window with a possibility to add those shortcuts to to start screen:)
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    Something like this
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    I added that and few other things, I submitted the update to the Store so it should be available in a few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skynetz View Post
    I found out that it's impossible to do.
    You can only open a few system settings of WP8, but not 3rd party.
    URI schemes for launching built-in apps for Windows Phone 8
    My dear sir, you are wrong there. It is possible for other apps to access via URI schemes, it is just upto the developer to include the source code for it.
    I know a few apps which work Official Twitter, Gleek and I think some other Liquid Daffodil Apps, Metrotube, Official YouTube App (removed one , you should visit Rudy's blog to get the URIAsync code).
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    Quote Originally Posted by crash1989 View Post
    My dear sir, you are wrong there. It is possible for other apps to access via URI schemes, it is just upto the developer to include the source code for it.
    I know a few apps which work Official Twitter, Gleek and I think some other Liquid Daffodil Apps, Metrotube, Official YouTube App (removed one , you should visit Rudy's blog to get the URIAsync code).
    As far as I know, you can open content in another app, like a youtube video in metrotube or youtube, yes, but you can't directly open an app and do nothing with it.
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    And if it's possible like you said, the developer must provide the code, and I don't think Nokia gave out those info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skynetz View Post
    As far as I know, you can open content in another app, like a youtube video in metrotube or youtube, yes, but you can't directly open an app and do nothing with it.
    Thats correct. Windows Phone essentially has "default programs" now with WP8 like windows has had for years, where certain file extensions, url types (not uri), and links are launched within an app from the browser, however, they cannot just launch the app and do nothing, and they still open in a browser first, depending on the implementation. Thats why when you try downloading a file or visiting an unsupported url type (like ftp://) it (Windows Phone) lets you know there is no compatible program and asks if you would like to search the store for a supporting application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skynetz View Post
    And if it's possible like you said, the developer must provide the code, and I don't think Nokia gave out those info.
    Nokia DOES have a way for launching apps from App Social, however, OEMs are allowed to access restricted and custom protocols and code, as well as integrate into the system. For all we know, Nokia App Social could be using the systems internal way of launching apps the same way it launches apps from a tile or in the app list.
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    The update just got published:)

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