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  1. Kimmo Toivanen's Avatar
    App Folder in store was made for WP8.0, was it? Before MS brought live folders in WP8.1 (I'm bad in history although I have lived with both of these :) )

    Now looking back, App Folder had better user experience than live folders (IMO!). Focuses on apps in a folder. I installed it on L640/W10M(TH2.218) (listing says support: W10M, WP8.1, WP8.0) - buuuut it does not work. Creating folder - at first it looked like it's gonna fail, but was then OK. Pinning to start, with mini-icons showing content, OK. View folder - the apps can be seen for a glimpse of a second, then nothing.

    a) is there any other similar app?
    b) has anyone got it working on W10M?
    c) does this kind of app require special permission? Can developer make similar app with public APIs?

    c) could be continued in separate thread in development according to getting list of apps, their icons, grabbing current view of start screen as image as it was before launching app (for floating folder content) and mimicking tile size and position adjustment in app. I would guess that showing live tile content of another app within app is not possible...
    04-15-2016 01:21 AM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    what could the app folder app do that the current inbuilt function cannot? Out of curiosity
    04-16-2016 12:37 PM
  3. Kimmo Toivanen's Avatar
    This is how live folder looks like:
    wp_ss_20160417_0001-small.png
    How many apps in the folder? Where does the folder start and where does it end?

    This is how live folder should look like:
    live-folders-small.png
    Clearly separate folder from other content. A bit like android. Bonus tip: close folder automatically.

    App folder looks like this:
    actual-folderapp.png
    Focus on apps in folder. I wouldn't care if it was list (Nokia) or tile (Samsung, cannot install on Lumia) or live tiles.

    I'd say live folder animation looks fine, but both Nokia and Samsung versions had better user experience. That is what the folder app could do :)
    Last edited by Kimmo Toivanen; 04-17-2016 at 02:22 AM. Reason: removed extra attachment
    04-17-2016 02:19 AM
  4. Kimmo Toivanen's Avatar
    Going back to 8.1 is instant solution, App Folders work there without any problems. Let's see what Anniversary Update is loaded with ;) Meanwhile, if anyone knows how to access all installed app packages (c in first post), please publish your knowledge in developer center ;)
    04-18-2016 03:47 PM

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