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  1. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Holy crap! Amazing! Only supports a few of my homescreen apps though... Which makes it a little useless :'(
    Last edited by DennisvdG; 03-14-2013 at 06:52 PM.
    03-14-2013 06:37 PM
  2. andrew120's Avatar
    How does it work when an app has its own live tiles?
    Will that still work?

    I see you create 'fake' tiles dynamically from your app.
    When this 'fake' tile is tapped by user, it launches your app which in turn launches the app.

    I appreciate your ingenuity but I do not understand what's the purpose of this.
    It's confusing users as they will not differentiate the real app tile from your 'fake' tile.
    The problem is if the app has live tile, users won't be able to experience it.
    03-14-2013 07:08 PM
  3. Jazmac's Avatar
    I'd donate to this developer. Just promise me two things. To keep developing for WP and remove those dat blame ads.
    03-14-2013 08:18 PM
  4. AzmoD3uS's Avatar
    I think it's safe to say that community members are willing to back this app, and I'm one of them.

    Great job on the app, man! Keep it up. Put up a donate option and im sure it will go a long way. And since you got this ball rolling, you should probably make a list of stuff you're working on vs stuff that's will not be added due to OS restrictions.

    This should allow your fans to see what to look forward to, and the reasons why their request for the app cannot be implemented. It should help ensure that there is transparency and no one gets false hopes that their requested feature will become true (because let's face it, people can be very demanding without understanding certain limitations). :)
    03-16-2013 03:47 AM
  5. AzmoD3uS's Avatar
    I think the main purpose is to have customizability on the look of the tile at the expense of the live tile function of that app. hopefully later we can see the live tile function and customizability work together.


    How does it work when an app has its own live tiles?
    Will that still work?

    I see you create 'fake' tiles dynamically from your app.
    When this 'fake' tile is tapped by user, it launches your app which in turn launches the app.

    I appreciate your ingenuity but I do not understand what's the purpose of this.
    It's confusing users as they will not differentiate the real app tile from your 'fake' tile.
    The problem is if the app has live tile, users won't be able to experience it.
    03-16-2013 03:49 AM
  6. andrew120's Avatar
    @AzmoD3uS:
    You cannot control other app's Live Tile from your app.
    Live Tiles are created by its owner app. So that will be impossible to do.

    I am sorry, but in my opinion this app is useless and creates confusion to users.
    03-16-2013 07:09 AM
  7. D M2's Avatar
    creates confusion
    How ? you pin a tile, all of which have the icons so we know what they are, tap the tile and it takes you to whatever you set it up for, How does that confuse you.
    03-16-2013 01:48 PM
  8. Ultimateone's Avatar
    @AzmoD3uS:
    You cannot control other app's Live Tile from your app.
    Live Tiles are created by its owner app. So that will be impossible to do.

    I am sorry, but in my opinion this app is useless and creates confusion to users.
    I have no idea how you can be confused, it is so simple to use, you can pin any app thats available to your own pic or the ones pre-installed.
    03-16-2013 04:33 PM
  9. gladbecker82's Avatar
    Needs some fixes like if you take Internet Explorer it always opens a new Tab with:blank. and of course more apps would be great but this is some of the stuff that will adressed hopefully :)
    03-16-2013 05:04 PM
  10. yuming's Avatar
    I think it's safe to say that community members are willing to back this app, and I'm one of them.

    Great job on the app, man! Keep it up. Put up a donate option and im sure it will go a long way. And since you got this ball rolling, you should probably make a list of stuff you're working on vs stuff that's will not be added due to OS restrictions.

    This should allow your fans to see what to look forward to, and the reasons why their request for the app cannot be implemented. It should help ensure that there is transparency and no one gets false hopes that their requested feature will become true (because let's face it, people can be very demanding without understanding certain limitations). :)

    Thank you for your encouraging post. I will certainly keep the ball rolling.
    03-18-2013 12:27 AM
  11. yuming's Avatar
    Holy crap! Amazing! Only supports a few of my homescreen apps though... Which makes it a little useless :'(
    Hi all users,

    I have tried to reach out to as many app developers to integrate with Skinery but not all of them are motivated. I will keep pushing them for it but I believe if you, as their user, send them a request to work with Skinery, they are more likely to integrate their app more quickly. One user request might not push them, but if hundreds or thousands of users put in similar request, they will be motivated!
    03-18-2013 12:28 AM
  12. andrew120's Avatar
    How ? you pin a tile, all of which have the icons so we know what they are, tap the tile and it takes you to whatever you set it up for, How does that confuse you.
    I will try to explain again.

    Skinery Tile is creating tiles which start other applications.
    But these tiles are 'fake' and do not work properly as you would expect.

    With the tiles created by SkineryTile app, you won't see the number of missed calls, or missed messages or any information which live tiles display.
    This cripples the Windows Phone experience and creates confusion for users.

    This is because the apps do not know about and cannot communicate with the tile created by the Skinery Tile.
    Skinery Tile happens to be able to run certain applications which expose a special feature (can be started by invoking a URL).

    Again, I do not wish to bash this application. I like the ingenuity of the creator.
    But the application is useless and I wouldn't recommend it, it cripples the Windows Phone experience.
    I am sorry but it shouldn't even passed the certification, because it creates confusion for users.

    If the creator of this app loves Windows Phone he shouldn't promote this app :)
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    03-18-2013 07:30 AM
  13. andrew120's Avatar
    I have no idea how you can be confused, it is so simple to use, you can pin any app thats available to your own pic or the ones pre-installed.
    please see my reply above.
    03-18-2013 07:30 AM
  14. Ultimateone's Avatar
    please see my reply above.
    No need, I think the app is very creative and I would like to see more of this customization then to never see apps make the light of day.
    03-18-2013 09:31 AM
  15. symwpapps's Avatar
    I will try to explain again.

    Skinery Tile is creating tiles which start other applications.
    But these tiles are 'fake' and do not work properly as you would expect.

    With the tiles created by SkineryTile app, you won't see the number of missed calls, or missed messages or any information which live tiles display.
    This cripples the Windows Phone experience and creates confusion for users.

    This is because the apps do not know about and cannot communicate with the tile created by the Skinery Tile.
    Skinery Tile happens to be able to run certain applications which expose a special feature (can be started by invoking a URL).

    Again, I do not wish to bash this application. I like the ingenuity of the creator.
    But the application is useless and I wouldn't recommend it, it cripples the Windows Phone experience.
    I am sorry but it shouldn't even passed the certification, because it creates confusion for users.

    If the creator of this app loves Windows Phone he shouldn't promote this app :)

    Hi Andrew,

    Maybe I wasn't clear enough in my description. The purpose of Skinery is not to take away the live tiles capabilities. In fact, my end goal is to make it work with live tiles. But as an initial release, I think it is reasonable that we tackle the problem of launching third-party apps first. Once that is done, we can worry about the live tiles =)
    03-19-2013 10:15 PM
  16. peacefulberry's Avatar
    Looks like you're getting great feedback here. Please remember that it is impossible to please everyone, but thanks for going the extra mile. Windows Phone users love updates and communication, so you're making a great start. Please keep up the great work! :)
    03-19-2013 10:27 PM
  17. chadwick611's Avatar
    i will try it out. and thanks for being a dev.
    03-19-2013 10:45 PM
  18. irvin792's Avatar
    This is really neat.

    What would make this even better imho is if you had skins that included a bunch of the WP theme colors. That way I could make my WP start screen look more like the Windows 8 start screen. I always thought it looked cool in W8 to have a bunch of colors and was surprised that I couldn't individually choose colors for MS's apps when I first played around with WP.

    Also, a question: if how you can make tiles for the Store, Wallet, and IE, can you also make small tile versions of Settings and People? Or is that not permitted somehow? Those are not live tiles when small (as far as I know?) and I'd love to be able to skin them.
    this +1
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    03-19-2013 11:52 PM
  19. etphoto's Avatar
    I will try to explain again.

    Skinery Tile is creating tiles which start other applications.
    But these tiles are 'fake' and do not work properly as you would expect.

    With the tiles created by SkineryTile app, you won't see the number of missed calls, or missed messages or any information which live tiles display.
    This cripples the Windows Phone experience and creates confusion for users.

    This is because the apps do not know about and cannot communicate with the tile created by the Skinery Tile.
    Skinery Tile happens to be able to run certain applications which expose a special feature (can be started by invoking a URL).

    Again, I do not wish to bash this application. I like the ingenuity of the creator.
    But the application is useless and I wouldn't recommend it, it cripples the Windows Phone experience.
    I am sorry but it shouldn't even passed the certification, because it creates confusion for users.

    If the creator of this app loves Windows Phone he shouldn't promote this app :)
    Like with ALL apps, if you don't want it on your phone, don't put it on. However, because you don't like it doesn't ruin "the Windows experience" for those that like it. Its kind of a simple concept. Discouraging a developer from making an app (on a platform that is starving for apps) will ruin the "Windows experience" more than this app.
    Jaafar Jabbar likes this.
    03-20-2013 07:47 AM
  20. andrew120's Avatar
    #1. I don't want to discourage the developer.
    I clearly stated in my previous post that I liked his ingenuity.

    #2. If you look to the video, it shows the 'skinned' tiles for the phone and SMS.
    At least those shouldn't be offered as an option to 'skin' because it seriously degrades the user experience, the user will not be able to see his missed sms and phone calls.
    He will not have any idea why they are not appearing.

    It will be funny to start seeing people asking on support forums why they are not seeing their missed messages or phone calls. Is that what you want?
    Don't we have enough uncertainty and confusion regarding Windows Phone?
    Do you want to start seeing posts on different forums where people say they do not see their missed calls?

    #3. About your comment "(on a platform that is starving for apps)":
    I think it's starving for good apps not for ANY app.
    I would prefer 20,000 quality apps like than 100,000+ useless or crappy apps.
    Android and iOS have tens of stupid flashlight apps clones, why should Windows Phone be the same?


    Like with ALL apps, if you don't want it on your phone, don't put it on. However, because you don't like it doesn't ruin "the Windows experience" for those that like it. Its kind of a simple concept. Discouraging a developer from making an app (on a platform that is starving for apps) will ruin the "Windows experience" more than this app.
    03-20-2013 08:01 AM
  21. Pramodh Rao's Avatar
    Moved from Android to WP8. Like some of the things and would love to have some from android functionality. Wanted something like direct dial (available on android) which allows a person to have an icon (with or without a photo) and either have call or text as the default option for it. Not sure if Skinery Tiles can do it and have not seen anything that tells me it can be done. I have a specific list of numbers I would like to call without having to go thru searching or using a 2 touch option. Would appreciate if anyone can let m e know if there is anything out there.
    Cheers,
    PRAO
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    04-02-2013 03:52 AM
  22. WesternLights's Avatar
    OK now that is a good idea. Why didn't think of it? Good job, i'm sure it will please many people (as the 500ish reviews you had show).
    04-02-2013 02:44 PM
  23. NickG92's Avatar
    I find that the homescreen gets slower with this app, when you press an tile it launches Skinery and then takes you to the app.

    I will defenitly use this if there is a way to get it to run a little better and the app support is bigger.
    04-03-2013 10:00 AM
  24. symwpapps's Avatar
    Hello everyone,

    I have good news to share. I have just released a new version of Skinery Tiles that can support Live Tiles. Yup, no more missing live tiles information and crippled Windows Phone experience. But let me state upfront that although Skinery can support Live Tiles, it takes time for apps to enable Live Tiles with Skinery. The only live tile app now is my own app, Games Gone Free. As such, I need your help to feedback to app developers to support Live Tiles with Skinery. Check out this new thread for more details on The Skinery Movement I started.
    04-03-2013 10:44 PM
  25. etphoto's Avatar
    If we already have it loaded does it update or so we need to download the new version?
    04-07-2013 05:44 PM
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