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Default Preview: Windows Phone 7 Series homescreen!

This is an old thread. The newer version is found here:
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Alright guys. Been working on this for a while, and I finally think it's worth showing.
Note: This is a preview, it's alpha and can be unstable at times.


This is a homescreen/lockscreen app I made, based off of the Windows Phone 7 Series Metro UI.

So far, you can:
  • Set Phone, Text, Outlook, and People to a certain app
  • See upcoming appointments on lock screen
  • See information on live tiles
  • Launch programs

1) Download installer at bottom of post.
2) Copy to device and install
3) Run wp7s.exe from start menu
4) To access settings, double tap on right side of screen
5) To lock, tap the top bar (near clock)

Known issues
* Animations are sluggish at times.
* Problems with kinetic scrolling
* Unlock can unlock in any direction, not just up.
* ...need more feedback

VGA or WVGA device, QVGA is possible but looks bad.
Recommended: Snapdragon processor or at least a very new phone.

Live tiles
The live tiles seen are web pages that auto-update with JavaScript.
In the video/screenshot, one is the current weather in New York,
the second one is the current trending Twitter topics,
and the last two are random changing numbers.

To make your own, just design a HTML or PHP file, use JavaScript to auto refresh, upload it somewhere, and set it to one in the settings!

Also, here are some examples I've made:
Random Number (for testing) -
Top 4 trending topics -
Weather -[ZIPCODE]

Upcoming features
More customization (background, etc)
Smoother animations/scrolling
Ability to rearrange icons
Social networking integration


Enjoy, and give me feedback.
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very interesting... would love to see this develop further...

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Wow! Very cool, definitly a little buggy, but I'm still really impressed. I didn't imagine someone coming out with a WP7 shell this soon, I will be following this thread for sure.
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Wow that looks great! I'll be testing this soon.
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nice work man! this is interesting! looking forward to more functions
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I'm so glad you've already put out the alpha download, unlike Maxci with MaxSense. This is great work and is very much appreciated.
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Default Awesome Development

The Windows 7 Series Phone use Segoe UI font and it would be nice to see it ported as well.

Great development.
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this sounds good

i have tried in QVGA (HTC ARTEMIS) its look good

nice try buddy
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Nice to see an early port.

However, I think this really highlights the a major issue with the current WinMo 6. That the graphics are on the whole incompetent - poor support for transparency, and horrible font smoothing.
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it look pretty well, but it doesn't work on my lg-gm750, wen i execute the exe file says: there is a problem, please reboot your device or se more detaills

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