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  1. thaman04's Avatar
    04-14-2013 12:08 PM
  2. Muessig's Avatar
    If this was implemented so that changing the orientation of your phone changed the look of the start screen above and perhaps options to set how the double-wide tile behaves maybe even with a slick animation like when you change keyboard orientation this would be truly awesome. Nice concept!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-14-2013 12:17 PM
  3. amrut_m's Avatar
    this is good....
    MS should have implemented this in wp8
    Jimmy Cooper and CamiKitti like this.
    04-14-2013 12:17 PM
  4. link68759's Avatar
    Rotation of start screen is already implemented on windows 8 so idk why the hell we don't have it yet.
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    04-14-2013 12:21 PM
  5. locoworks's Avatar
    all screens should rotate, not just the start. i'dlike to see the actual phone keyboard in landscape with the caller id photo to either side..
    CamiKitti and haydt1 like this.
    04-14-2013 01:48 PM
  6. th0mas96's Avatar
    even though I like it, I think they'd implement it differently. All apps which provide double-wide tiles would be required to add another (the 4th!) tile to their app, a horizantal one.
    04-14-2013 01:49 PM
  7. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    I hate that the battery bar and everything on left (Its present in WP design language itself) , Why not at top ? (I meant in landscape view too)

    Concept is amazing , Would love horizontal support for start screen , music player and store
    04-14-2013 01:59 PM
  8. troylytle's Avatar
    Very nice. You have awesome concepts
    04-14-2013 02:04 PM
  9. MDak280's Avatar
    I like it! It kind of annoys me how the start screen doesn't rotate to landscape mode, so I hope they implement something like this :)
    haydt1, Jimmy Cooper and lippidp like this.
    04-14-2013 02:23 PM
  10. manicottiK's Avatar
    I hate that the battery bar and everything on left (Its present in WP design language itself) , Why not at top ? (I meant in landscape view too)
    The App bar is designed to "stay" next to the hardware buttons; the status bar is designed to stay opposite it. If the app bar stayed at the "bottom" and the status bar at the "top," there wouldn't be a lot of room for content and we wouldn't get the cool rotation animation of the app bar buttons. :)
    Laura Knotek and thaman04 like this.
    04-14-2013 05:56 PM
  11. thaman04's Avatar
    Thanks :) It's so simple, yet works... and it's consistent with how the rest of the current UI elements rotate.
    04-14-2013 08:41 PM
  12. WavingReds's Avatar
    I would actually be super annoyed if they added this without having a disable option or a lock orientation option.

    Just saying.
    04-14-2013 08:54 PM
  13. Brad Pedersen's Avatar
    I think developers would get annoyed with having to add another double vertical live tile to their apps. And I cant really see any other apps that a vertical tile would be useful for expect for the calendar as displayed. I can't personally think of why you would use the start screen horizontally, I know I wouldn't, but to each their own i guess.
    04-14-2013 09:06 PM
  14. thaman04's Avatar
    I think developers would get annoyed with having to add another double vertical live tile to their apps. And I cant really see any other apps that a vertical tile would be useful for expect for the calendar as displayed. I can't personally think of why you would use the start screen horizontally, I know I wouldn't, but to each their own i guess.
    Many devs don't even have the 3 tile sizes that are currently available, so I don't think it'll be an issue anyway. For example, many apps don't have a double-wide tile, but not all apps need it, so it won't be available anyway. For devs that want to make a double-LONG tile, they should be able to. Plus, I'm sure they are going to introduce even more sizes when 1080p screens available (also with Windows Blue the double-wide-double-long (i.e. large square) tile). Devs that are interested will come up with interesting tile designs if the options are available.

    Also - that's fine that you don't have a use for it, but many other people do. For example, when you're watching a video and instead of having to rotate your phone, you can continue using it in horizontal mode. People have their preferences, so nothing wrong with options.
    04-15-2013 12:05 AM
  15. lippidp's Avatar
    It's so obvious I don't understand why this wasn't on WP7 since day 1.
    04-15-2013 02:38 AM
  16. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    This is already an implementation of Symbian phones and it works very well so I'd love to see this brought to Windows Phone. Excellent concept by the way.
    04-15-2013 08:26 AM
  17. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    I can't personally think of why you would use the start screen horizontally
    What if someone spent a lot of time playing games or watching videos, or preferred a landscape view for reading, typing, email, messaging, etc. It would be nice to not have to rotate the phone when switching between apps or using the start screen. As for a vertical tile, most tiles that have a lot of info could just as easily use a column view (weather forecast could show days going down; music player could show album art at top with track, artist, album info below; sports app could show final score with box details or scoring summary below it; photo tile could paradoxically show full-length portrait pictures).
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-15-2013 08:36 AM
  18. solution2u's Avatar
    The concept is great. But I'd rather wish Microsoft work on some other basic features 1st instead of this 1.
    04-15-2013 10:16 AM
  19. haydt1's Avatar
    I think developers would get annoyed with having to add another double vertical live tile to their apps. And I cant really see any other apps that a vertical tile would be useful for expect for the calendar as displayed. I can't personally think of why you would use the start screen horizontally, I know I wouldn't, but to each their own i guess.
    I use my phone 60% in landscape. In particular while driving. If nothing else there should maybe be a 2nd start screen that you could put certain tiles in for landscape mode and all apps should support landscape mode. Seems all my nokia apps and settings can switch but hardly any others.
    04-15-2013 11:45 AM
  20. peacefulberry's Avatar
    That was one of the first questions I asked here before switching to WP....what can I do on landscape mode? I love using it, and its comfortable to use with smaller screens ( easier on the eyes for me.) This start screen concept in horizontal mode is EXACTLY how it should look. Period. Exclamation point! Lol... :)
    04-15-2013 12:09 PM
  21. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    ...all apps should support landscape mode...
    That would be nice. On the flip side, I'd like to see the photos app support portrait view for video (ditto for other video apps). Metrotube does this with pre-loaded videos.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-15-2013 01:00 PM
  22. thaman04's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the great comments. :) I really do hope they implement such a change. It's so simple and makes sense.
    04-15-2013 01:08 PM
  23. berty6294's Avatar
    I don't think this is a good idea nor do I think they will do it this way. It will ruin the uniformity of the platform. For devs who don't make a wide tile, the app just will not allow that size. But for apps that have a wide tile but not a landscape version, well what happens in that case? Half of your tiles render with text sideways? Its not uniform, that's why Windows 8 rotation is the way it is.
    04-15-2013 03:18 PM
  24. thaman04's Avatar
    I don't think this is a good idea nor do I think they will do it this way. It will ruin the uniformity of the platform. For devs who don't make a wide tile, the app just will not allow that size. But for apps that have a wide tile but not a landscape version, well what happens in that case? Half of your tiles render with text sideways? Its not uniform, that's why Windows 8 rotation is the way it is.
    If they made the tiles responsive, that wouldn't be an issue. That way devs wouldn't have to worry if it was wide/narrow. If it was narrow, if it has a lot of horizontal content, they would just collapse/wrap around to the next line. If it's a photo (e.g. picture hub) it would just crop the photo accordingly. If they were to do this, it would obviously mean some change to how live tiles are designed, and I think rather than creating 3 separate tiles, the responsive way would be better so it wouldn't matter how many sizes MS comes up with and allows greater flexibility.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-15-2013 09:43 PM
  25. usnberry's Avatar
    I've often wondered why they didn't include this option. It seems that it would be fairly simple to just make the tiles 're-stack' using either a user-defined scheme or some kind of algorithm e.g. fill all screen space keeping vertical hierarchy as a 2nd priority... if that makes sense.
    04-15-2013 11:55 PM
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