[Homebrew] Lock Screen Widgets for Windows Phone beta released

Cindy Lai
Lock Screen Widgets, a concept by Windows Phone Hacker, has just been released as beta to the homebrew community.

 

Lock Screen Widgets, a concept by Windows Phone Hacker, has just been released as beta to the homebrew community. With this app, the user will be able to add app information in the form of small live tile widgets on the lock screen. Information displayed can range from weather reports to RSS feeds. We previously looked at the preview video of the concept last week, but now you're able to try it out for yourself.

To be able to use Lock Screen Widgets, you'll need a rooted Windows Phone. Remember that this is the beta version so issues are to be expected, and feedback is appreciated by the developer. Optimisation and further improvements are currently in development, so be sure to keep up-to-date with progress. Head on over to Windows Phone Hacker to download the beta.

Here's the important info:

Your device must be rooted. More specifically, the application needs root privileges. More info on that later. (That's good)

The "debug" widget adds the last updated info to the bottom of the screen. This is useful stuff for testing.

The widgets update every 30 minutes. This is due to background task restrictions.

Again, this is an early beta and may have some expected issues. Hope you like it!

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