- 07-24-2011, 08:00 PM #2
Personally, I don't think a timer on a phone camera has so much use that it'd be worth to implement. I just don't see people trying to put their slim phones upright at some place, just to have them topple over. I can tell you, it's nearly impossible to get a proper angle, I tried.
- 07-25-2011, 03:32 AM #5
How about a voice controlled ultralite and slim extendible tripod that is automatically extended from the phone battery compartment, just for those special moments?
1. Lay handset on ground after a long press of the home button.
2. Handset: 'Listening...'
3. Say 'TriPod'
4. Handset: 'Sorry didn't catch that'
5. Say 'TriPod' (Louder)
6. Handset: 'Sorry couldn't hear anything'
7. Say 'TriPod' (Even Louder)
8. Handset: 'Sorry couldn't find that contact'
9. Roar 'TriPod'
10. Handset: 'Starting Internet Explorer'
11. Look very disgruntled, walk over to phone, pick it up and take the picture yourself.
I think the extendible tripod is planned for the next release of WP7 (Tango) but so far
the testing doesn't seem to be going too well.
These things happen with Beta software though. I'm sure it will work fine when Tango RTM's
NB: TriPod (Apple Patent Pending) ;)
Seriously though the timer is only good if you know you could frame the subject OK and you have something to prop up the phone.
99% of the time where / what would you use to prop it up for your timed shot ?
Hmmmm how about a magnetic battery cover for nearby metal objects? It's a start. (Applying for patent as we speak)
I'll make my fortune yet :)
- 07-25-2011, 08:57 AM #6
MS should make the Marketplace ask for a password after a certain amount of time. Just like on the iPhone. If someone had a family plan and wanted to keep tabs on how much their family downloaded, this would help. I think it's a must have.
- 07-25-2011, 09:40 AM #7
voice to text on the keyboard, which from what i hear is in mango... that is huge for me, i used all the time driving.
more importantly, how about deeper tile custimization. making them any color instead of the provided ones, being able to make them translucent. that way we can use backgrounds. and landscape mode from the home screen. theres an app in the marketplace that shows this idea, ( win 8 or something like that) i think its great!!!
lasly and the one thing i miss most, give me back my nes and snes emulators!!!
07-25-2011, 01:14 PM #8
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A Timer would be easy peasy to implement. I mean, why the **** not? I'm hearing about some ability to disable shutter sound? Is that even legal?
Please remove black bar on right and expand live tiles to full screen. 20% of screen is wasted right now. Either put the arrow somewhere else, overlapping a tile not a problem as long as its not too big. Or do a Meego and make it so swiping left will switch to the app list. I've never owned a WP7 device btw but would like for this to be implemented for the Sea Ray.
- 07-25-2011, 03:45 PM #11
- 07-26-2011, 12:54 PM #15
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- 07-26-2011, 01:00 PM #16
i said once , i said it twice , i said it 3 times and im gona say it again
MS need to integrate Wp7 ALOT more liek 80% more with Xbox live ....... one of the top selling points and it sucks .. i guess will see at mango , but so far i think mango is still missing allot of feature regarding Xbox life.
but i cant complain to much ,. it is a phone after all. haha
- 07-26-2011, 01:21 PM #17
Actually you should complain, is a smartphone. There's no reason it shouldn't handle all that.
Also everyone asked me if I can play Xbox games on, since most people don't know that Xbox Live is a service. I wish we got more XLA Games on it, so I can reply with a yes instead of saying. Nah is just a fancy name for game center.
- 07-26-2011, 01:26 PM #18
- 07-26-2011, 01:54 PM #19
It looks like someone already suggested my notifications idea:
They made a mockup too, although I think the icons are too small. They'd have to be bigger than that to be readable.
Anyway, I voted for it. I'm sure MS never looks at that site but hey, why not.
- 07-26-2011, 01:57 PM #20
Some tiles, "Me tile, people tile, pinned FB contact" stop updating after about one minute. First they are there, flipping through the information, then bam, it stops, until you touch the phone's screen. Strange. I wish it would constantly flip, without having to touch the screen.
- 07-26-2011, 01:59 PM #21
- 07-26-2011, 10:41 PM #24
Plus, there really needs to be a way to view all of your recent notifications in one place, and this would be one way to do it.
It would be even nicer if you could select which apps would appear there, but maybe that's asking too much.