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sweatshopking
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The future of Live Tiles

Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:43 pm

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Re: The future of Live Tiles

Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:50 pm

Hmmm, looks like an app running in a window to me. Not that that's a bad thing if it stays touch friendly.
 
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Re: The future of Live Tiles

Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:24 pm

If memory serves, they experimented with dynamic live tiles with WP7 but there were some security problems so only MS apps ever took advantage of it. It'll be interesting to see if they can get it to a developer-friendly state.
 
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Re: The future of Live Tiles

Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:51 pm

NovusBogus wrote:
If memory serves, they experimented with dynamic live tiles with WP7 but there were some security problems so only MS apps ever took advantage of it. It'll be interesting to see if they can get it to a developer-friendly state.
The other issue for WP was battery life, because the more the phone is trying to do when it's "idle" the worse that gets. That's not as much of a problem for desktops (or even laptops, at least when the screen is off).
 
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Re: The future of Live Tiles

Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:26 pm

either way i'm jacked for it. this looks like a really useful future of icons.

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