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Jaxbot's Windows Phone 7 Theme - 5/8/10: version 1.15 released!

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13th March 2010, 03:21 AM   |  #1  
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Edit: For the new version, see here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...90#post8512590
Hello
Welcome to my thread for my Windows Phone 7 Theme. The ultimate goal of this theme is to have a fully featured Windows Phone 7 theme that allows many similar functions as the real device.




To use it, install the cab file below, then click on the icon in the start menu.
To exit, long-tap on the right side of the screen.
Settings is also listed in the long-tap menu.

To lock the device, click on the top of the screen, near the clock.

Current version: 1.15:
Performance greatly increased, lockscreen password, etc.

"Treats"

The real WP7 contains something called "Treats". These are little, fairly useless, but cool features.
Some of the ones included in this theme:
Text icon changes depending on amount of messages. First it is a smile, then a frown, and finally a gasping face.
Bing search background changes depending on the day's image.

Upcoming features

Pictures hub
Office hub
Games hub
Integration with Steam
Appointments tile
Smoother interface

Known issues:
Facebook does not stay logged in
...More later

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEYzUhnmRFk
Download: http://windowsphonehacker.com/wp7s.php
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See website for full details and screenshots: http://windowsphonehacker.com/wp7s.php

People Hub
- Allows seeing contacts on homescreen
-Favorites list
-List of contacts. Tapping on a blue letter brings up a letter list.
-List of latest friends facebook status

Text tile
-Displays number of new messages
-Changes emoticon based on number of messages

Outlook tile
-Displays number of new mail messages

Phone tile
-Displays number of missed calls

Pictures tile
-Displays pictures, fading in and out new ones
-Takes you to default album viewer

Search
-Displays latest Bing background
-Searches Bing with custom keyboard


See website for full details: http://windowsphonehacker.com/wp7s.php
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13th March 2010, 03:29 AM   |  #3  
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is it only for WVGA screen?
13th March 2010, 03:30 AM   |  #4  
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is it only for WVGA screen?

VGA/WVGA. It also works (in theory) on QVGA, but it may not run well due to older devices being slower.
13th March 2010, 03:37 AM   |  #5  
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Looks and runs nicely on my Blackstone, have noticed a few things though:

- the blue squares shake a lot if you press and hold the screen...not sure if it's intentional but personally I feel the 'vibration' effect isn't too nice to look at.
- when scrolling on the apps screen some program names get broken. For example: 'FreeUpRam' becomes 'FreeUP' and 'pTravelAlarm' becomes 'pTravelAl'. The scrolling motion is also a bit jumpy.
- could not find a way of returning from bing search to the main screen without exiting the app and reloading it.
- pictures tab does not see images on the SD card in \Storage Card\My Documents or \Storage Card\DCIM (it would be nice if it could be set in the settings to look at 2 paths - storage and phone)
- none of my music is listed (also stored on storage card).

VERY nice start though! I'll be watching this one!


...also for some reason your website just comes up grey on my PC in IE8.
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sweet, why not put it on your diamond2?
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what are your thoughts on changing the faded black background to pitch black?? I am guessing you're trying to make it look like what's shown in the microsoft demos on that prototype device...? That's probably due to the display on that device though and i'm going to take a wild guess and say MS will make it black like on the zune hd when it's done. Or maybe you have a different reason for it?
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Originally Posted by Jaxbot

Hello
I have released the BETA version of my Windows Phone 7 Series Theme, and am looking for some feedback



To use it, install the cab file below, then click on the icon in the start menu.
To exit, long-tap on the right side of the screen.
Settings is also listed in the long-tap menu.

To lock the device, click on the top of the screen, near the clock.

Current features:
People hub with recent, all contacts, and a list of contacts Facebook status updates.
Bing search with background changing depending on Bing picture of day.
Live tiles (Javascript based, set a URL in the settings to your own)
Program launcher
Lock screen

Upcoming features:
More hubs (give me ideas!)
Better animations
More social network integration
(Ideas?)

Known issues:
Facebook does not stay logged in
Facebook lags when viewing What's New


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEYzUhnmRFk
Download: http://windowsphonehacker.jaxbot.com.../wp7s_beta.CAB





going to go try it out its going to look good
13th March 2010, 05:34 AM   |  #9  
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keep gettin a error when i launch the app
13th March 2010, 06:06 AM   |  #10  
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are you using windows form control/user control to display items? You can't get any smoother animation with windows form controls, because everytimes the control Location changes, it repaints itself regardless and as you can see it is very resource consuming. You gotta paint individual control for better performance.

But overall, it's looking pretty nice

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