Microsoft's #TileArt app lets you customize your Windows Phone home screen
posted by Florin T. / Feb 03, 2015, 2:29 PM
Called #TileArt, the app's been made by Ricc Webb, who works as "Mischief Maker" at Microsoft Mobile. It lets you create custom tile layouts using either your own images, or creations from the #TileArt Gallery that comes with the app. Transparent PNG files are supported, and you can easily share creations with friends.
The #TileArt app is free to download via Windows Store (see the first source link below). To celebrate its launch, Microsoft kicked off a contest asking creative people to make "original sets of art for the #TileArt app gallery." Open for the next 21 days, the contest will have 10 finalists who are going to receive a Lumia 930 smartphone each, and 4 grand prize winners who, in addition to a 930, will get a Surface Pro 3 tablet and $1,500. Official rules and details are available at the second source link below.
sources: Windows Store (download), #TileArt contest via Lumia Conversations
Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012
Looks pretty Nice!
posted on Feb 03, 2015, 2:44 PM 6
Nice idea. Hope it does not come with any downsides. In all pictures, I miss an email app with active live tile. I see many "empty" tiles though. Apart from that, great possibility for customization. P.S.: Elvis has left the building.
posted on Feb 03, 2015, 4:13 PM 0
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I have a funny feeling it wont automatically make every tile transparent. the examples look to have only the standard tiles
posted on Feb 03, 2015, 2:51 PM 0
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WoW! That's changed my thoughts about WP! Next Phone : a WP 10 phone
posted on Feb 03, 2015, 2:52 PM 4
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I'll make the switch when the apps get better but this is definitely a huge step forward.....
posted on Feb 03, 2015, 2:58 PM 0
Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011
Nice idea. Now if I could just get 8.1 on my Icon.
posted on Feb 03, 2015, 3:04 PM 0
Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014
Most of this is possible with vanilla 8.1, but that isn't the point. It looks really cool, I will be downloading later
posted on Feb 03, 2015, 5:33 PM 2
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It's time for Microsoft to retreat and give people option to chose between modern ui and simple ui with icons.
posted on Feb 03, 2015, 6:10 PM 0
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