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  1. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Congratulations Jay, purchased it straight away. Only moan I have is about the coloured background gradients, they look awful on the Super Amoled screen, but that's not your fault.
    I agree with you for the Apps section and maybe Review, the Games and News look ok though (I have an Omnia 7 as well), as you know this is the NoDo colour banding issue I suspect it will be improved by Mango.
    05-28-2011 05:49 AM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Isn't that a limitation of Super Amoled though ? Don't think Mango will improve it. It's unimportant anyway, the content is the most important.

    And i'm loving it so far. (Watching for my first live tile update LOL)

    (I love the little vibrate when loading is complete, never seen/felt that in an app before) :)
    05-28-2011 05:51 AM
  3. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    (I love the little vibrate when loading is complete, never seen/felt that in an app before) :)
    That was Daniel's idea so I'll give credit to him there!

    One thing I'd better just mention now on the forums, there is a known incompatibility with our app and the instant resume/dehydration hack out there for homebrew, you'll find that the app crashes when you try to resume to it. Rest assured we will support the official Mango task switching but I can't make any promises for supporting homebrew configurations
    05-28-2011 06:02 AM
  4. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Congratulations Jay, purchased it straight away. Only moan I have is about the coloured background gradients, they look awful on the Super Amoled screen, but that's not your fault.
    That screen has been a WPC/WMExperts screen for a very long time I don't see it going away any time soon. I hope Mango fixes the gradient if not I will have to look at doing something to fix the background used on the Forums.

    I got my copy installed the full version so don't ask me any questions about the trial I didn't try it first. ;) Got it pinned to the start already this app is sure going to make my life a lot easier. Keeping up with the latest WP news just got a lot easier.
    05-28-2011 06:14 AM
  5. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Got the paid version. Love it so far. Any way to mke the tile follow the theme scheme.

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    05-28-2011 08:19 AM
  6. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Got the paid version. Love it so far. Any way to mke the tile follow the theme scheme.

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    The tile should be following the theme scheme at the top (mine certainly does) as we use a transparent background so it inherits whatever accent colour you've used. Or have I misunderstood your request?
    05-28-2011 08:38 AM
  7. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    On the home screen, the tile is blue. My them color is red. With tiles like email, text, phone, if I change the theme to green, those tiles change to green also.
    The tile should be following the theme scheme at the top (mine certainly does) as we use a transparent background so it inherits whatever accent colour you've used. Or have I misunderstood your request?

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    05-28-2011 08:56 AM
  8. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Hmmm should my Live tile have updated with the new posted article ? or am i being far too premature ? :)

    (The wpcentral tile doesn't change here either for the various colour themes, it remains blue no matter what theme colour you use)
    05-28-2011 09:06 AM
  9. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Now that is interesting... Are you using any third party/homebrew modifications to your phone? Particularly in the theme area? Certainly for me when I change the theme colour the tile title changes to match as it did with all our testers...

    Sent from my OMNIA7 using Board Express
    05-28-2011 09:08 AM
  10. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    @Bear no the tile is controlled by the editors here at WPCentral and will update only if they publish out a new tile if they decide a story is worth bothering your start screen with :)

    Sent from my OMNIA7 using Board Express
    05-28-2011 09:10 AM
  11. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Oh. Yeah I'm using accent.color. I'll switch to a default color.

    Yeah my live tile didn't update me of the new article either. But its not need I guess for the WPcntral app. I've been checking it every 5 minutes.

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    05-28-2011 09:10 AM
  12. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    @Bear no the tile is controlled by the editors here at WPCentral and will update only if they publish out a new tile if they decide a story is worth bothering your start screen with :)

    Sent from my OMNIA7 using Board Express
    Cheers Jay, and no homebrewing going on here whatsoever. (I use blue theme anyway so not too bothered but just changed it to purple to verify if it changed or not and it didn't)
    05-28-2011 09:21 AM
  13. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Oh. Yeah I'm using accent.color. I'll switch to a default color.

    Yeah my live tile didn't update me of the new article either. But its not need I guess for the WPcntral app. I've been checking it every 5 minutes.

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    Cool let me know if that sorts it, I won't be able to do anything to help if it's a third party colour scheme, all the tile does is use transparency so the OS fills in your colour scheme. If the colouring is altered then it will likely be using whatever the last default colour you used was
    05-28-2011 09:23 AM
  14. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Cheers Jay, and no homebrewing going on here whatsoever. (I use blue theme anyway so not too bothered but just changed it to purple to verify if it changed or not and it didn't)
    Hmm, not sure what to suggest there my friend, I've just gone through changing every single accent colour and all worked flawlessly. Just to check, you are seeing the live tile image? (currently "Now available: the official WPCentral app for Windows Phone 7")
    05-28-2011 09:26 AM
  15. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    It's just the white circle with WP in the midle and WPCentral text underneath. What is strange is that being supposedly transparent, it has a gradient background.
    05-28-2011 09:30 AM
  16. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    It's just the white circle with WP in the midle and WPCentral text underneath. What is strange is that being supposedly transparent, it has a gradient background.
    Yeah your device hasn't pulled down the live tile just yet, glad to know that mystery is solved!

    The SDK allows me to use a scheduled pull tile so it won't refresh until the OS kicks off your hourly tile refresh. It should happen about an hour after the last time you used the app, but I have seen the OS get a bit confused and take a bit longer (can I suggest doing a full turn off/on then get back to me in a couple of hours :) )
    05-28-2011 09:35 AM
  17. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Ah i see, OK Jay, thanks will do. :)
    05-28-2011 09:36 AM
  18. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    All is well Jay, live tile just updated. :)
    05-28-2011 10:46 AM
  19. furygoalbrtis39's Avatar
    How do you access settings in the app?

    And i bought the Paid version, looks great
    05-28-2011 10:54 AM
  20. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    How do you access settings in the app?

    And i bought the Paid version, looks great
    This is actually a very common request. I had hoped that by keeping everything seamless (i.e. setting up Twitter only when you need it) we wouldn't need a settings screen. However the community has spoken and I'm working on one now. Expect v1.2 to have a settings icon next the the refresh icon on the homescreen.

    Actually whilst I'm here guys, these settings will be included:

    Twitter credentials
    Haptic feedback options(both on buttons and for refresh)
    Live tile enable/disable

    One request I've had, which could take me some time to implement, depending on how I did it, would be to disable the backgrounds and instead use a plain black background (plain black would be simple but to have it change according to light/dark theme would take longer). What's everyone's thought here, would you use this feature?

    I'm also aware of the request to be able to increase the font size, I wanted to try doing this with a pinch-to-zoom method but could do it quicker if it was a setting in the page. Again, I'd welcome user feedback here.
    05-28-2011 11:52 AM
  21. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Needless to say that's the first thing i'd do, turn off the backgrounds if it was available to me. ;o)
    05-28-2011 12:54 PM
  22. furygoalbrtis39's Avatar
    My tile won't update, I've given it 7 hours

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    05-28-2011 04:54 PM
  23. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    My tile won't update, I've given it 7 hours

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    Fury, have you completely turned off then turned back on the phone? I apologise that this is the only suggestion I can give you, but when using the 'Pull' style live tile this is how WP7 schedules tile updates.

    We will be looking at using a Push style tile in the future at some point, but it will be a few revisions from now.
    Last edited by JayTBennett; 05-28-2011 at 06:33 PM.
    05-28-2011 05:07 PM
  24. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Ok after I woke up this morning. The tile is now th same color as my custom theme color and the tile now displays the "ahhhhhh yeeaaaah" pic. Nice!

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    05-29-2011 09:26 AM
  25. enahs555's Avatar
    One request I've had, which could take me some time to implement, depending on how I did it, would be to disable the backgrounds and instead use a plain black background (plain black would be simple but to have it change according to light/dark theme would take longer). What's everyone's thought here, would you use this feature?
    Not really sure why you think it is all that hard? It should take 2 min to add the code to change the background. Especially if you say it would be easy to make it black.
    05-29-2011 09:36 AM
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