1. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    I was waiting for this app in a long long time. It got released some hours ago and after I installed it, I didn't find it all that great. Did you guys feel the same too ? Do you think the lock screen app is over hyped ?
    07-26-2014 02:14 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I didn't feel it was overhyped, since I wasn't even aware of it until it got released. FWIW, I did not watch Build or any of the other big Microsoft events.
    07-26-2014 02:44 AM
  3. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    I didn't feel it was overhyped, since I wasn't even aware of it until it got released. FWIW, I did not watch Build or any of the other big Microsoft events.
    I saw it at BUILD 2014 and at that point of time I was like wowwww....But for some reason when I'm using it at present it ain't that fascinating.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-26-2014 02:52 AM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    Let's be honest here. We knew the app wouldn't release with all that many lockscreen options and the chances are they are going to keep adding more over time. Plus there's the issue of it just being a lockscreen. Sure it's nice to see the lockscreen in different ways but I think you might have over hyped this for yourself and expected too much?
    07-26-2014 02:55 AM
  5. vikrant6's Avatar
    I saw it at BUILD 2014 and at that point of time I was like wowwww....But for some reason when I'm using it at present it ain't that fascinating.
    I agree.. Hope MS releases API to all developers, so we can see some awesome lock screens
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-26-2014 02:55 AM
  6. anon(8921886)'s Avatar
    I Hope MS releases API to all developers, so we can see some awesome lock screens
    They do
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    07-26-2014 03:17 AM
  7. akthelonelyman's Avatar
    Well a good way to customize and I think they will add more themes over time
    07-26-2014 03:30 AM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I agree.. Hope MS releases API to all developers, so we can see some awesome lock screens
    I agree. It would be great if it showed all notification centre alerts.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    07-26-2014 03:30 AM
  9. Dave Bhullar's Avatar
    I was expecting a bit more from the app but this is only beta so I hope they can make it live up to the hype. They just need to do the following imo:

    1. Add more themes
    2. Show more notifications
    3. Make it more smooth, it lags on my 925 which has 1gb ram. I also saw my old lock screen once.
    4. Integrate it into the OS but if that means that it can't be updated anymore then they probably shouldn't lol.
    5. Show the music artist picture/album art while music is playing.

    I noticed something interesting tho, I have an app that displays battery percentage on the lock screen (also works with glance), and now it's still showing the battery percentage on the new lock screen but the battery symbol turned into a sun/star symbol.
    07-26-2014 03:50 AM
  10. neitin's Avatar
    I would think it is a total crap without notifications it is useless
    Malay Agarwal likes this.
    07-26-2014 07:17 AM
  11. Geddeeee's Avatar
    It's a beta. A preview of the app. Maybe it would be better to reserve judgement until the completed app has been released.
    07-26-2014 07:32 AM
  12. Manojkumar_25's Avatar
    That won't happen until windows threshold comes out...they will keep it just as beta same thing what they done for "Files". Files never received any update after it's launch....
    07-26-2014 07:34 AM
  13. HTC13's Avatar
    Other than the moving clock that slices and twists a photo, what is "live" about this app? None of the other theme choices move so I don't get why they call this a "live" lock screen app???
    07-26-2014 07:53 AM
  14. Malay Agarwal's Avatar
    I was waiting for this app in a long long time. It got released some hours ago and after I installed it, I didn't find it all that great. Did you guys feel the same too ? Do you think the lock screen app is over hyped ?
    Its in beta
    U cant expect MS to release everything at once?
    All the lock screens at once?
    Its still good enough
    Guytronic likes this.
    07-26-2014 07:55 AM
  15. Malay Agarwal's Avatar
    Manoj Kumar
    Files did receive an update a after the release
    07-26-2014 07:58 AM
  16. dKp1977's Avatar
    I would think it is a total crap without notifications it is useless

    Did you even test the app? It's showing all notifications you've configured to show on the lockscreen (OS settings).
    Guytronic likes this.
    07-26-2014 08:00 AM
  17. salmanahmad's Avatar
    It is, okay.

    It's a nice feature to show to your friends however it makes you lose the kid's corner and has anyone noticed that it shows stars instead of app notifications?

    This functionality should be opened up to 3rd party devs, they can do a much better job than Microsoft.

    But since Rudy is working with them, I believe it will improve a lot soon. :)
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    07-26-2014 08:01 AM
  18. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    I guess overhyped is in the eye of the beholder. I mean, there was definitely some press about it. But hardly would I call it overhype
    07-26-2014 08:04 AM
  19. rluka's Avatar
    That's what they get for not being detailed about what's in the apps
    They should have expected it if they're going to let users' imagination runs wild

    But see it from the bright side, WP users are still optimistic and putting expectation on Microsoft (or is it Rudy ?) to do great things.
    They don't just give it a cold shoulder right from the start.
    07-26-2014 07:29 PM
  20. Guytronic's Avatar
    I didn't see any hype.
    Touched on at Build 2014 with Rudy Huyn's name mentioned in development.
    Frankly I forgot about it too.

    People get all goosebumply at these announcements then slump over when the real thing drops.
    Expect nothing and remain happy.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    07-27-2014 12:35 AM
  21. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    I don't want to sound rude or anything, but after it is just a lock screen. I wasn't sure what people were expecting once it hit the store. It still would do everything,your usual lock screen does but most likely in a fancier way.

    Besides I have to say this is the very first beta. Like many betas out there (BBM*cough*), especially in their first releases, there are simply bugs and problems. On my 1020 I have to say animations could be more,fluid, also my device suffered a 20% battery drain while being in airplane mode this night, usually it shouldn't be more than 5%. Is it related to the new lock screen beta? I don't know, I have to keep an eye on that.
    After all like with many fancy this, people get bored quickly with them. Today the animations look nice, next week most likely some people won't care anymore and revert back to the more static, yet more performance friendly default static lockscreen.
    Guytronic likes this.
    07-27-2014 02:56 AM
  22. Sicarius123's Avatar
    I love the function, and will love it more when there are more options, however right now I'm hating the quality. It's not beta quality, it's more like Alpha quality. I think I've seen the default orange stripe background more than the live lockscreen since installing it, as it doesn't work during quiet hours, car mode or when listening to Xbox Music!
    07-31-2014 01:21 AM
  23. tsr1983's Avatar
    It's a nice app, but I think it makes a too big impact on the phones resources (or it feels like it). But since it's a beta version, it's to be expected I guess. Looking forward to the final version.
    07-31-2014 10:05 AM

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