iOS 7 Launcher makes your WP handset look like an iPhone - just from another dimension

iOS 7 Launcher makes your WP handset look like an iPhone - just from another dimension
Those of you, who want an iOS device, but are, for one reason or another, using a WP phone, fear not, for developer nipun.birla has created a WP launcher, which simulates the iPhone experience on your Windows handset.

The iOS 7 Launcher is launched as a separate app, which then takes up the whole screen with its own wallpaper, a set of icons for the most popular apps, an iOS-like Control Center (swipe up from bottom) and Notification Center (swipe down from top). It works with both Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, though the developer suggests using 8.1's Apps Corner feature to lock yourself into the app for a more immersive experience. Whether nipun.birla will be releasing an iOS 8 version of the launcher is yet unknown – he is probably still working on properly emulating the Wi-Fi and mobile network crashes. We kid, we kid.

If iOS 7 isn't your cup of tea, another developer has a KitKat launcher released, which does pretty much the same, only it makes your phone appear more Android-ish – app icons, transitions, and all that. You can check them both out here:

iOS 7 Launcher (free)
KitKat Launcher (free)
 

via: WMPoweruser

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33 Comments

1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Wow I'm surprised to see wp have a launcher like this tbh. Seems the OS is making strides in its flexibility

32. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I thought this was the beginning of more than 1 home screen on WP....which is my biggest gripe along with the Live Tiles. I could tolerate the Tiles more if there was more than 1 home screen. I do agree with your post tho.

2. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

"makes you WP handset"? really? I expect better from this website.

3. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Absolute insanity. The UI is perhaps the worst part of iOS and the best part of WP, and now we're given the worst of both worlds?!?!

22. CellPhonesExpert

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 10, 2014

u mad

24. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

give it a rest. that whole antagonizing "u mad", saying needs to go somewhere and die. especially since 99% of the people using it, dont know where it even originated. but kudos. way to be original.

30. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

HAHA.. People who troll "u mad", and "cool story bro", etc. reminds me of the middle aged parents who try too hard to look cool in front of their kids friends spewing crap like "word to mothER" or "get jiggy with it" ... lol... stop.. just.. STOP. LOL

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Since when did WP enable launchers?

5. Daumus

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

This isn't a launcher, did you read the article at all?

14. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

OK, got it!

15. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

It's an app. Acts like launcher , you can exit like an app and thats it.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Woah didn't know that WP was that customisable Very good to see

7. paul.k

Posts: 287; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Not really, it is more of a separate app, which sort of functions as a launcher

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Oh that's disappoint then Sorry I didn't read it Thanks for clearing that up

8. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

In typical PA fashion they have to give their personal feeling that have no added value to the story. Why not just be a poster versus an editor

9. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Tried it out. I was like 'Nah , Modern is better' :)

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Agreed.. I prefer the look of wp over ios bit to each his own I suppose

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

does WP have an instagram app?

12. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Yes it sure does.

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

mulitple, including official

19. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

But the official one is in BETA

27. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

BETA for too long.

31. Dastrix unregistered

Yes, but 6tag FTW! Actually, all of Rudy Huyn's apps are better than the official apps, even some of those from iOS and Android.

16. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Whaaaa?? I just tried this on my 1020.. My mind is blown.. Its a start :)

18. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Off topic, One+ want to make a Windows Phone....

20. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Really?! any sources? ----- I Don't Care...Nokia FTW :D

21. paul.k

Posts: 287; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

They are "considering it" phonearena.com/news/OnePlus-considering-Windows-Ph​one-handset-launching-the-One-in-India-soon_id6170​0

28. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

But then who will be the invitees to buy the phone?

23. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

WP SUCKS

25. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

cool. thanks for giving this article more clicks.

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