Windows Phone 8 makes space for kids
The app operates as a separate launcher and appears to be fully customizable. Parents (or guardians) can select individual apps, music and video that may be accessed by the kid they are about to hand the device to. It is accessed by swiping left from the lock screen and seems nearly as easy to leave as well, simply hit the power button.
Expect this feature to be available on all Windows Phone 8 devices.
source: The Verge via Engadget
1. fsnas (Posts: 100; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
WOW, great idea!
MS is fighting hard, Their chance in the market is getting bigger and bigger.
2. Cyan3boN (Posts: 433; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
i think there are apps in the play store which can handle all of this, but nothing better than something which comes bundled within the OS itself.
3. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
what would happen if the kids accidentally hit the power button
5. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
Nothing really happens. The screen turns off, and when they turn it on again - the lockscreen is in place (as before) and they can swipe left to access their kids corner again.
The power button is what ends the kids corner session (sort of a Home button), and if they long-press the button the phone will probable reboot (as phones do when long-pressing the power button) and end up with the lock screen/pin-login screen again.
4. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Ah that's great, The xbox 360 has something similar. Good to see these implementation.