Windows Phone 8 to come with rich lock screen notification options for app developers

Windows Phone 8 to come with rich lock screen notification options for app developers
While you are clearly able to see missed phone calls and messages on the lock screen of Windows Phone 8, judging from the presentations, something like the unofficial homebrew Lock Screen Widgets might be coming as well, this time totally legit.

Microsoft has reportedly given developers access to the lock screen, in order to allow displaying of their app notifications there, if needed. The sources said that there will be not one or two, but four options how to display notifications on the lock screen, giving both devs and phone makers the ability to customize the look and feel of their apps and devices further.

One of these options is said to allow "a fresh look to your lock screen numerous times a day", implying some sort of a Live Tile-y, widget-y and wallpaper-y dynamic going on over there, but we should know what exactly pretty soon. Microsoft said recently that it announced Windows Phone 8 at a developers' conference, so a number of the consumer-facing features were left out to show at a later time, and the improved lock screen notifications might be the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Here are Micrsoft's current guidelines for 3rd party app developers to build a lock screen presence, and we are glad something is definitely brewing in that department:

source: WPCentral & Microsoft



1. cityeighteen

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

It seems pretty silly to me that apps have ro be on the lock screen in order to run in the background. Microsoft should fix that before shipping WP8.

4. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012


2. tes101

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Excellent wp8 just getting better and better cant wait for a nokia wp8 produced quad core phone!!!

3. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Can't wait for a budget dual-core WP8 phone!

5. tes101

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

cant wait for a budget quadcore lol!

6. imran_khan0786

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I love Nokia and pureview with wp8

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