1. Metrosexual's Avatar
    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!
    08-23-2013 11:19 PM
  2. mase123987's Avatar
    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.
    08-23-2013 11:24 PM
  3. Metrosexual's Avatar
    Suss. Unbelievable that this is still the case after the OS was out was so long and or that Nokia hasn't made something similar to HTC.
    clmbngbkng likes this.
    08-23-2013 11:28 PM
  4. mpt15's Avatar
    Suss. Unbelievable that this is still the case after the OS was out was so long and or that Nokia hasn't made something similar to HTC.
    the time is on the lockscreen and the top right corner of the screen.
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    08-23-2013 11:30 PM
  5. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    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.
    08-23-2013 11:31 PM
  6. Metrosexual's Avatar
    the time is on the lockscreen and the top right corner of the screen.
    Yeah, but my father has poor vision and needs at least something at 16 points font size and not that little speck.
    08-23-2013 11:32 PM
  7. spazzmeister's Avatar
    the time is on the lockscreen and the top right corner of the screen.
    He knows that, he needs a tile.
    clmbngbkng likes this.
    08-23-2013 11:33 PM
  8. Metrosexual's Avatar
    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.
    08-24-2013 12:01 AM
  9. Graven Pshya's Avatar
    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.
    08-24-2013 12:15 AM
  10. Metrosexual's Avatar
    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.
    08-24-2013 02:45 AM
  11. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Here are ways to get the HTC hub. Have many Nokia apps on my 8X with this.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...one-place.html

    Good luck!!
    08-24-2013 02:54 AM
  12. foxbat121's Avatar
    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.
    amber update will bring a floating clock on lock screen, but no tile clock.
    08-24-2013 05:49 AM
  13. th0mas96's Avatar
    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
    08-24-2013 05:56 AM
  14. Graven Pshya's Avatar
    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!
    08-24-2013 08:22 AM
  15. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by rockstarzzz; 08-25-2013 at 07:11 AM.
    08-25-2013 05:33 AM
  16. index1366's Avatar
    And if you unlock it via AppStudio service? You can also sideload apps...
    08-25-2013 06:44 AM
  17. Mahdi Ghiasi's Avatar
    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.
    08-25-2013 07:07 AM
  18. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    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.
    08-25-2013 07:11 AM

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