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Jaxbot

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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.

wp7s_theme.png
wp7s_theme_2.png
wp7s_theme_3.png


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouQ0cwvA_iU

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
etc.

Instructions
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

Requirements
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) - http://jaxbot.com/livetiles/random.php
Top 4 trending topics - http://jaxbot.com/livetiles/twitter.php
Weather - http://jaxbot.com/livetiles/weather.php?zipcode=[ZIPCODE]

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

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouQ0cwvA_iU
Download: http://windowsphonehacker.jaxbot.com/files/wp7s_theme_preview.cab

Enjoy, and give me feedback.
 
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Irishpride

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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.
 

khatta

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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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AngryNil

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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.
 

nileet1

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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
 

Oberoth

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On my german HD2 there is an FileNotFoundException...
And it does the shortcut in \Windows\Start Menu\Program Files
but in german ROM it has to be in \Windows\Startmenü\Programme

couldnt you use Environment-Variables?

It looks really cool and i would be happy if i can test it on my hd2!
 

mendel129

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Aah!
I was hoping this would be created by someone...
And now you did!
Wonderfull!

I'll test it out on my phone!

Thx!


After testing: Looks good on 320x240.
Indeed a bit slow and choppy sliding, but it assume you're working on that :)

You're doing great!
 
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Stefano_1986_

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On my german HD2 there is an FileNotFoundException...
And it does the shortcut in \Windows\Start Menu\Program Files
but in german ROM it has to be in \Windows\Startmenü\Programme

couldnt you use Environment-Variables?

It looks really cool and i would be happy if i can test it on my hd2!

Great work!
but on my italian S200 there is an FileNotFoundExcepion...
 

mallman

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iot works on my wwe hd2 and runs much faster than in your video. it crashes a few minutes after i use it but its nice progress
 

Jaxbot

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Wow, thanks for the feedback guys!

Some highlights:

On my german HD2 there is an FileNotFoundException...
And it does the shortcut in \Windows\Start Menu\Program Files
but in german ROM it has to be in \Windows\Startmenü\Programme

couldnt you use Environment-Variables?

It looks really cool and i would be happy if i can test it on my hd2!

The cab installer I used for this is crap, next build I'll use the default one in Visual Studio, which I believe uses environment variables.

The reason why it says FileNotFoundException is probably due to it looking in \Program Files\wp7s\config.txt, but it may be something else (since it should just ignore it if there's no config and just use default settings).

I'll look into it, and hopefully I'll have a smoother, better running build out later today or tomorrow.
EDIT: Found the problem, it's trying to pull images from \My Documents\My Pictures, which is obviously only good for English devices. I'll give an option to change it and have it patched in the next build.
Thanks :)

iot works on my wwe hd2 and runs much faster than in your video. it crashes a few minutes after i use it but its nice progress

What's the error?

Lumic said:
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.

Exactly my point, I'm still trying to get around this, but it'll be some time.


Again, thanks for the feedback all, and look forward to a new build soon.
 
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HD2Owner

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thanks for your work.

i can't get it to work on my hd2 (german).

already edited all the paths to match the german version.

still no success. "wp7s.exe DirectoryNotFoundException".

what directory is the exe searching for??
 

Jaxbot

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thanks for your work.

i can't get it to work on my hd2 (german).

already edited all the paths to match the german version.

still no success. "wp7s.exe DirectoryNotFoundException".

what directory is the exe searching for??

The problem is that it is looking for \My Documents\My Pictures\.
Try creating that path and placing a few images in there, or wait for the next build (should be soon).