Windows Phone 8 lockscreen gets 3rd party notifications
5. nicholassss posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:21 5 3
A no nonsense answer.
+1 for not misleading us.
2. -box- posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:08 2 2
That's neat. It already displays messages from some apps (i.e. one of my games will let me know when it's my turn on the lock screen), but this seems to offer more functionality.
17. -box- posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:09 1 2
^By "it" I mean Windows Phone 7, as experienced on my Lumia 900
11. savezo007 posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:44 0 3
i like gaming and facebooking on my phone and i am looking a at buying the Nokia lumia 920 or galaxy note 2 or galaxy s3 or Iphone 5
16. koolkat-uk posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:07 3 3
for gaming and facebook the 920 is the best. Windows Phone 8 has a shared core with Windows 8 meaning you will get DirectX support so the graphics will be outstanding. Facebook, twitter linkedin is integrated fully in the OS so your basically getting the best phone for social networking.
21. drman7 posted on 17 Sep 2012, 19:57 0 0
You can't be serious. Let me give you a hint...X
24. savezo007 posted on 18 Sep 2012, 01:15 0 0
how do u pay for the games?
12. savezo007 posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:48 1 2
oh oh wait can someone tell me if u can facebook chat on a windows phone?
15. jbitounis posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:06 1 1
Notifications of 3d party and native apps have long been available on the *stand-by* screen of Symbian and, more recently, Meego (I don't know about iOS and BB cause I've only used them scarcely). Now that Microsoft introduced notifications on the *lock-screen* people rejoiced. It's definitely a nice addition, although you still need to grab the phone and press the unlock button to turn on the screen. My main gripe is that acclaimed journalists from respected sites such as this don't inform their readers about what has already been available on other platforms in the context of good journalism. Only this way could be created pressure on big companies like Microsoft to make their products even better.
19. chocolatebear76 posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:27 1 1
but notifications on the lockscreen are something new for the social networks. Apparently, Windows Phone 8 also has a new API which will allow other 3rd party apps to display notifications on the lockscreen, with room for up to 5 different app notifications.
Wait a minute! I thought Nokia N9 Meego flagship had this feature on board?
20. jbitounis posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:34 0 1
Actually, Nokia N9 offers notifications of 3rd party and native apps on both the stand-by and lock screens. You only have to take a glance at the phone to check for emails, fb, tweets, battery, weather, messages, calls etc etc. You don't even need to unlock it. Why isn't this available on other OSs? It's so insanely useful!
22. drman7 posted on 17 Sep 2012, 20:00 0 0
What MSFT will do is integrate Xbox720 with Windows 8. It will be like the WiiU, fully integrating with your console, TV and cellphone or tablet running Win8. This is where Apple will get crushed. MSFT will fuse together Console, OS, Smartdevices (phones, tablets, receivers, homt appliances, etc).