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  1. One day's Avatar
    1) Allow configuration of displaying only Windows Phone news (as in the name of the app). I do not want to see garbage like xbox games, as don't 90% of the WP users I'm sure (unless the devs got greedy and are doing spam ads for $$$ in which case it means WPCentral is losing its value for people like me).

    2) Allow transparent background for live tile so it does not ruin the 8.1's transparent tiles feature. The picture will remain when it flips, but the background of the headlines will be transparent. Shouldn't be hard really.

    WPCentrail has been my favorite live tile app and I convinced several of my friends to buy it. But these two issues I have listed, which can be very easily fixed, reduces the app's value for WP users IMO.
    04-14-2014 03:37 PM
  2. Nik Rolls's Avatar
    I agree on the transparent tiles. It's long overdue as it's not that hard to do nowadays.
    04-14-2014 03:41 PM
  3. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    2) Allow transparent background for live tile so it does not ruin the 8.1's transparent tiles feature. The picture will remain when it flips, but the background of the headlines will be transparent. Shouldn't be hard really.
    You are using a preview for developers which is not yet fully supported by apps. We will be updating in due time. For now please try using the iconic tile style in our app
    04-15-2014 01:12 AM
  4. Nik Rolls's Avatar
    Thanks Jay. You're right, but as this is the feature request thread and WP8.1 has been announced then it's expected that 8.1 suggestions will come through.

    To be fair, transparent tiles is not a new problem. Apps using JPG tiles have been breaking the accent experience for a long time. It's very annoying when updating your accent colour to have to open all the apps that have baked the color into their tile to force them to regenerate. Some people may not change their accent often, but many do it daily according to their mood (that's how the feature is described after all).

    I usually contact developers of apps that create JPG tiles and their response is mostly to do with the current PNG libraries being bad at antialiasing text. However when I needed to do it for my own apps I was able to find a library that creates top quality PNG images in WP8 with 24bit transparency, and I didn't have to look far. I'm happy to share this library if you're interested.

    So in summary, transparent tiles are not a new requirement to 8.1 and not hard to fix. Iconic is an ok solution but the custom tile style is still preferable.
    srslykev likes this.
    04-15-2014 02:28 AM
  5. mariusfilip's Avatar
    04-16-2014 12:03 PM
  6. duraz0rz's Avatar
    You are using a preview for developers which is not yet fully supported by apps. We will be updating in due time. For now please try using the iconic tile style in our app
    I've noticed that the Iconic tile becomes the accent color after the tile updates for a little bit or when you access the app through the tile. It turns back transparent after the next tile refresh, it seems.

    -- Before --


    -- After --
    04-17-2014 11:34 AM
  7. zwuncki's Avatar
    It's VERY sad to see that the L1520 is out for about 6 months now and no full hd/resolution support of the WPC app here. The app looks ugly as hell on the L1520, way too big :-(
    04-19-2014 12:58 PM
  8. sd173's Avatar
    I don't know how many of these have already been said, or how many Jay is already working on, but (all for forums):
    - Formatting-bold, italic, underline
    - Uploading Pictures
    - Inserting Picture & Video links (by inserting links
    - Viewing formatting, pictures and videos as they would appear on the website (quotes are always at the top in the app even though they could be written as {top-to-bottom} quote, text, quote).
    - I don't know if this is possible, but having videos play in the app instead of going to YouTube.
    - I don't know if this is just a WP7.8 thing, but on my 900, whenever I touch "images" and the link shows up in the post as something like "forums.wpcentral.com/attachment", I am not ever able to view those in-app and always have to tap where I would be seeing the picture to see it in IE. However, after I do this, I get taken to WPCentral.com and get promoted to log in (if I am not already) or register for an account, even though i can view the image without being logged in and going to the forum link in IE.

    I can clarify that last suggestion if I need to.
    04-21-2014 05:31 PM
  9. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Please could we have a cool notification tune for the app now we can have all different things in 8.1
    sd173 likes this.
    04-22-2014 02:42 PM
  10. Aniket Mhatre's Avatar
    Login method should be changed. Login through email id should be added
    04-29-2014 08:35 AM
  11. NHUK's Avatar
    Not sure if its already requested but I would like to be able to unsubscribe from threads I am no longer interested in from the app
    sd173 likes this.
    05-08-2014 10:58 AM
  12. mike13ftw's Avatar
    Flac support
    05-08-2014 12:22 PM
  13. sd173's Avatar
    A small icon of the profile pictures of accounts next to their usernames in article comments. I think this gives a consistent design between reading forum posts and comments in the app.
    05-09-2014 11:43 PM
  14. MikeSo's Avatar
    I guess this is more of a bug fix request, but reading article comments that have more than a couple of hundred comments or so doesn't work in the app. Would be great if that could be fixed.
    05-17-2014 04:30 PM
  15. nycguy1128's Avatar
    I'd love a section to view just subscribed threads and forums rather than having to find the ones in interested in in the Browse forums section.
    05-23-2014 02:25 PM
  16. Akash Patel's Avatar
    Report button so we can report false information comments,racist comments,cracked app link comments.
    05-26-2014 06:04 AM
  17. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Would be nice to see pictures in the thread using the app. Instead I have to user IE to see pictures.
    05-26-2014 06:26 AM
  18. sd173's Avatar
    Please could we have a cool notification tune for the app now we can have all different things in 8.1
    It could be based off the soundtrack from the start of all the WPCentral news videos!
    06-07-2014 12:15 PM
  19. sd173's Avatar
    Ability to pin subforums and threads to the start screen.
    06-07-2014 12:24 PM
  20. anon(8407492)'s Avatar
    Lower data usage, especially for just reading news,

    images visible on forums,
    06-07-2014 12:48 PM
  21. sd173's Avatar
    Less battery usage would be great too.
    06-07-2014 04:42 PM
  22. AgentTheGreat's Avatar
    Hey there.

    I thought now that you have Hidden Gems as a series, keep it running. Have a section for Hidden Gems in the app, and categorize every Gem under the corresponding grouping in the Store, with links to the Store for download. That way your app becomes a center for finding other apps worth having that might otherwise go without attention.

    You can have the app show only a list of apps with minimal information (like price, etc. pulled from the Store) or people may choose to read the full review from WPCentral.

    I think having this in the app would be great.
    06-27-2014 10:58 PM
  23. Rgv9fHQ8wSCABtMIOz6z's Avatar
    What I really miss is the ability to pin topics to start or in-app. This in such a way that the link always refers to the latest page or post. My main reason for this is that, on any device, the wpcentral site is real slow to load. So navigating to the latest post in a thread takes too long for a quick check. Infrastructure isn't the issue by the way, as I'm close to AMS-IX and on fiber.
    07-15-2014 09:59 AM
  24. anon8649069's Avatar
    1) Ability to post images and to view images in threads.
    2) Pull to refresh.
    3) Editing profile within the app.
    4) Ability to remove threads from participated section of Forums.
    07-16-2014 10:56 PM
  25. Corepc's Avatar
    2) Pull to refresh.
    Coming Soon this feature
    07-18-2014 11:59 AM
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