Is there an app with a time tile that actually updates by the second ?

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Having weather and calendar on it is a plus. I can't seem to find a single clock app
that has a live tile that can actually update by the second, you get time that stands still
or is updated every once in a blue moon, this is of course beats the point of having a time tile!
 

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No there isn't. WP doesn't allow apps to update the tile that often. HTC has a custom app that DOES do this from HTC phones only.

EDIT: I think it updates by the minute, not second.
 

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No there isn't. WP doesn't allow apps to update the tile that often. HTC has a custom app that DOES do this from HTC phones only.

EDIT: I think it updates by the minute, not second.
If you don't take this app into account, the quickest the OS updates tiles is around 15 minutes for third-party app, as far as I know.
 

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This ^. I am bit dumbfounded that Nokia didn't make a time/weather tile etc. like HTC did.
Surely a lot of people want to get a large time/date read out like on Android phones.
 

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If you have a developer unlocked phone (or developer unlock your phone) you can side load the Tile:Me app which essentially works like the HTC clock/weather app. Since your phone is developer unlocked you can have apps that update every minute.
 

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If you have a developer unlocked phone (or developer unlock your phone) you can side load the Tile:Me app which essentially works like the HTC clock/weather app. Since your phone is developer unlocked you can have apps that update every minute.

Interesting, so this requires special hardware or can any phone be unlocked to a developer mode ? Will it update just the TimeMe app every minute or all tiles and drain the battery ?
Right now the TimeMe app sux for me as it does not update every minute.
 

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Interesting, so this requires special hardware or can any phone be unlocked to a developer mode ? Will it update just the TimeMe app every minute or all tiles and drain the battery ?
Right now the TimeMe app sux for me as it does not update every minute.

it updates every minute, and doesn't really dtain battery at all. It doesn't modify other tiles in any way, and it has no noticeable effect on battery for me. It's pretty cool since it also displays battery, and it's afaik the only app that can update very minute.. It's available on arnoldvink.com
 

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Interesting, so this requires special hardware or can any phone be unlocked to a developer mode ? Will it update just the TimeMe app every minute or all tiles and drain the battery ?
Right now the TimeMe app sux for me as it does not update every minute.
You have to register as a developer for
Windows Phone. Which, I believe now costs $19 for a year during the current promotion? Anyhow, once you download Visual Studio Pro you'll get a program to developer unlock your device. Which takes seconds, but you need a developer account to register your device online.
Having a developer unlocked phone will only allow apps you side load on your device to update every minute (if they're designed to), otherwise apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store have that live tile update limitation. Hope this helps!
 

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Yeah, but my father has poor vision and needs at least something at 16 points font size and not that little speck.

There is a massive clock on the lock screen as soon as you wake up the phone, even without going to find a tile. That will be the easiest way to see time in huge fonts.

You have to register as a developer for
Windows Phone. Which, I believe now costs $19 for a year during the current promotion? Anyhow, once you download Visual Studio Pro you'll get a program to developer unlock your device. Which takes seconds, but you need a developer account to register your device online.
Having a developer unlocked phone will only allow apps you side load on your device to update every minute (if they're designed to), otherwise apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store have that live tile update limitation. Hope this helps!

May I also add to this that you need Windows 8 machine that is 64 bits in order to run the SDK (dont know if visual studio for unlocking phone needs same). So before you get paid dev account, consider that.
 
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If you install Windows Phone 8 SDK in a Windows 8 x64 machine, then you can sideload two apps (e.g. that clock tile that suggested in this topic) for free to your phone.
 

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And if you unlock it via AppStudio service? You can also sideload apps...

You will still need Windows 8 and 64 bit machine to be able to side load though. You will get Microsoft Company App Certification on your phone that will let you sideload 2 apps but the process of sideloading itself needs you to have 64 bit machine with Windows 8 on it.
 

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