1. Katsy One's Avatar
    I know there's a similar thread already (What WP needs to succeed), but here I want you to discuss exactly what kind of changes does Windows Phone OS need to get better interface-wise.

    Just recently Apple announced iOS 7 with its very new design, but WP more or less remains the same since year 2010. I'm not saying it is a bad thing, but I believe there's still a lot of work to be done.

    So what do you personally want? App drawer wallpapers? Gradients? New background colors? New accent colors?

    Concepts are highly appreciated!
    06-11-2013 03:57 PM
  2. crash1989's Avatar
    Just need a notification center, better live tile updates (not random updates), tap notifications from lockscreen to jump to the resp. app, better volume management, reviews in marketplace to be marked as useful or useless and many more

    Everything else is perfect for me and I personally don't like the iOS 7 icons and shades ... it still looks boring to me (just personal preference)
    06-11-2013 04:12 PM
  3. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    Just need a notification center, better live tile updates (not random updates), tap notifications from lockscreen to jump to the resp. app, better volume management, reviews in marketplace to be marked as useful or useless and many more

    Everything else is perfect for me and I personally don't like the iOS 7 icons and shades ... it still looks boring to me (just personal preference)
    It would be cool if you could manually update all live tiles. Like if we had a notification center like Android with quick wifi/Bluetooth off on then had a refresh button. Make auto refresh be 15min or adjustable system wide...

    Otherwise, more apps! More options and color for built in apps.
    06-11-2013 04:34 PM
  4. GeorgeKan's Avatar
    i would like to set a wallpaper behind the tiles and not the generic color.
    abel920 likes this.
    06-11-2013 04:55 PM
  5. Narathan's Avatar
    Custom tile colours would be nice. And a selection of fonts! The lock screen has a lot of potential - swipe to the right could show some sort of widgets, like weather, music player, etc.
    Would also be nice to have the ability to set a grid. 4x6,5 atm is a bit of a shame. either use the black space on top or re-align the grid. It's a shame seeing half of the tiles on the lower screen... Give a 4x5 or 5x6/7, especially on bigger screens >4,3".

    Not directly related to the UI... but it would be nice if you could press the Windows key on the phone and it would launch some sort of notification screen for a few seconds. Like a double tap to turn on the screen... A pulsing light when you receive a notification. I mean, receiving a toast message is nice, but its a bother watching the screen wake every time I get one.
    06-11-2013 06:11 PM
  6. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Custom tile colours would be nice. And a selection of fonts! The lock screen has a lot of potential - swipe to the right could show some sort of widgets, like weather, music player, etc.
    Would also be nice to have the ability to set a grid. 4x6,5 atm is a bit of a shame. either use the black space on top or re-align the grid. It's a shame seeing half of the tiles on the lower screen... Give a 4x5 or 5x6/7, especially on bigger screens >4,3".

    Not directly related to the UI... but it would be nice if you could press the Windows key on the phone and it would launch some sort of notification screen for a few seconds. Like a double tap to turn on the screen... A pulsing light when you receive a notification. I mean, receiving a toast message is nice, but its a bother watching the screen wake every time I get one.
    No offense but I think you're looking for the N9 :-p
    06-11-2013 06:24 PM
  7. Noahma's Avatar
    I think looking at Windows 8.1 is a good way to look how I feel windows phone should start to look (but with the vertical scroll instead of the horizontal)
    06-12-2013 12:05 AM
  8. Gaichuke's Avatar
    Would also be nice to have the ability to set a grid. 4x6,5 atm is a bit of a shame. either use the black space on top or re-align the grid. It's a shame seeing half of the tiles on the lower screen... Give a 4x5 or 5x6/7, especially on bigger screens >4,3".
    The grid is specifically designed that way so that the last row of Tiles will be only half visible. It's a visual design cue that there are more Tiles in the bottom direction of the screen.
    airwolf878 likes this.
    06-12-2013 01:14 AM
  9. Katsy One's Avatar
    06-12-2013 08:25 AM
  10. GeorgeKan's Avatar
    awesome indeed, i would prefer the X button on the multitasking window to be on the lower right part, its more difficult to reach the upper right corner imho.
    06-12-2013 09:13 AM
  11. jfa1's Avatar
    I know there's a similar thread already (What WP needs to succeed), but here I want you to discuss exactly what kind of changes does Windows Phone OS need to get better interface-wise.

    Just recently Apple announced iOS 7 with its very new design, but WP more or less remains the same since year 2010. I'm not saying it is a bad thing, but I believe there's still a lot of work to be done.

    And iOS 7 has taken many cues from WP in that design. And Ios has been pretty much the same design since the 1st gen iPhone way longer than 3 years.

    So what do you personally want? App drawer wallpapers? Gradients? New background colors? New accent colors?

    Concepts are highly appreciated!
    06-12-2013 10:08 AM

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