- 10-30-2012, 07:27 PM #26
It is faster and better before if you put down a tile for an app/person that you need more info for i.e. not just 1 new notification but "1 new like" or whatever it does - than you give it more room. On the other hand if you just need to see numbers, you make it the smallest possible size and pin it! You choose how much and where you want to be notified. For example, WPC app for me is pinned right at the bottom and I do get a number count for all new articles as they are published in "News" section. But it isn't so much important to me as my girlfriends texts so her picture is right on top! I can prioritize what notification is important to me and look at it when I want. That is glance and go. I don't have to keep being reminded every time a new article is published, but yes I like to see it once in a day so I can still get notifications accumulating on the tile right at the bottom. I will scroll there to see it when I WANT IT!
- 10-30-2012, 07:39 PM #27
Added in some new ones from your suggestions, thanks.
You can say what you want, but many of the flaws, yes, flaws here have been picked up by reviewers (finally) and I suggest you look around past review scores and you'll find them. Writing "nuh nuh nuh Microsoft tells me to do it this way and your way is stupid and unnecessary" does not solve anything.
If you continue trying to spark up arguments and derailing the thread, I'll ask a mod to remove the said comments. Thanks.
Last edited by irlju; 10-30-2012 at 07:49 PM.
- 10-30-2012, 07:46 PM #28
Please do more threatening and reporting to mod and be my guest.
If you really feel that talking to people about stuff will spark up arguments, probably public forums aren't your thing either?
Don't go on judging me mate. As far as reviews go, we've read more reviews and discussed them that you would imagine. But that's not the point. If you think your opinion is valid, so is mine. Learn to agree to disagree. This is a public forum, not your living room.
- 10-30-2012, 07:51 PM #29
- 10-30-2012, 07:56 PM #30
Some info being FUD and calling someone FUD spreaders totally different, but whatever helps you mate! If this is how you fight, I don't even want to know what discussion really is for you. What I am seeing your grasp here is, someone who did not agree on "your" problems being problems. I'm glad you can find so many problems and wish you luck with bringing in so many suggestions. I think, I think I made a suggestion of even voicing your concerns on the UserVoice - that is where MSFT will probably benefit from. Since you are so concerned about suggesting stuff, I would even be happy to put links to your suggestions on uservoice as my signature. Please do feel free after feeding this suggestions to the right channel as that is the main aim of the thread. I will be so indebted by the benefits I can reap as a result of your fruitful efforts in the way I suggested.
- 10-30-2012, 08:05 PM #31
Just for you though, I clarified "orientation lock" to "system-wide orientation lock". I thought that would be obvious when we are in the "OS discussion" forum.
EDIT: I also clarified "always download images" for email, I want it as an option and it is not impossible for Microsoft to implement an "only on WiFi" option for it either.
Since you obviously don't like this thread, you are welcome to leave it. If you think it is pointless and stupid, report it to moderators.
Last edited by irlju; 10-30-2012 at 08:25 PM.
10-31-2012, 12:26 AM #32
- 969 Posts
Orientation lock is a must! I wake up and go to bed checking news on my phone fairly often, and I had to tell my Android to stop rotating the dang screen so I could read the webpage articles. I suppose the solution for this particular situation is a 3rd party browser app that has orientation lock. If that doesn't exist, I'll make one.
- 10-31-2012, 02:13 AM #35
- 10-31-2012, 02:49 AM #38WPCentral's Resident Elitist :D
10-31-2012, 03:31 AM #39
- 85 Posts
Obviously Whatsapp and Viber is very important to me WHEN I GET A MESSAGE, but I only do so two or thre times a month, if even that, so I dont want them on my startscreen. Dont you see the dilemma?
Im done with you, its like talking to a fukkin rock. You just cant grasp that some people want more precision.
- 10-31-2012, 06:09 AM #41
- 10-31-2012, 05:53 PM #43
If you want to ignore your other friends in Whatsapp you still can, or perhaps it should be up to the developer to rewrite their app so that you can prioritize what live tile information you receive (in this case your best friend or a few friends), no? It's kind of a fine line to blame the OS vs. blaming the developer for programming outside the iOS Android paradigm.
- 10-31-2012, 10:53 PM #45
Inline manipulation would be cool. I don't think it has to be absolutely full-blown, but maybe tapping it shows the entire message or something. As for the latter paragraph, it's not so much that I want to ignore others, it's that I'd prioritise when I'd look at it. If I got a message and I can see urgency in the first line of the message, I might go to it immediately.
10-31-2012, 11:04 PM #46
- 33 Posts
Your idea is a good one too. They could easily implement it into the Me tile or add it as a Left screen swype:
Notification Center < Main Screen > Apps
It would still have the metro style.
As a side note though, it's not a large enough of a feature to keep me away from WinPho 8, but It would definitely be a plus in my book.
- 11-01-2012, 02:02 AM #47
I hope down the road Microsoft allows increased app functionality with the OS like that, perhaps extended manipulation of a Live tile, or if they ever do add a notification center.
I got that too, my point is that with the live tile once you jump in you still can prioritize who you want to talk to or who you want to ignore. Anyways, my bigger point is that perhaps maybe developers should be finding ways to apply the Live Tile design to their apps even if they might hate doing a bit of extra work such as allowing you in Whatsapp to say, "only show my best friend's texts on the Live Tile" and that that maybe that should be the source of frustration vs. blaming the OS.
The OS is what it is for now.
- 11-01-2012, 04:54 AM #48
I think Live Tiles are too constrained, to be honest. I read through the overview in the WPG Magazine, and still only three layouts. A notification centre is really not a huge deal breaker for myself, since I don't use a vast array of services. I'd probably just squeeze in to the 5 quick status icons for the lock screen.
Windows Phone 8 doesn't look to be very bad at all. Most of my reservations are still just minor annoyances, none have really pushed me to want to jump ship. Right now the only problem is that I'd really like an upgrade - Gen 1 WP7 really isn't that fast in third-party apps and 8GB of storage is pretty painful - and WP8 devices are going to launch at flagship devices. If only there was a $400 unlocked WP8 :]
I share the opinion of SuddenlyDinosaur that Me tile notifications are nice enough to receive a home screen spot. Just open it up to developers too, for WP8.5 or WP9.
11-01-2012, 09:02 AM #50
- 223 Posts
Examples of the missing functionality that I need.
- Separate volume controls for apps/ringtones
- Merge calls in call log under same contact
- Orientation lock
- Password support for the IE10
- Forward button for the IE10
- Text reflow for the IE10 so it automatically adjusts and reformats text for easy readability
- Ability to have at least two browser control buttons
- Settings are not alphabetized, making them sort of confusing
- Finger seek in the music player
- Automatic sleepd mode (especially since you added Skype, which is on 24/7), so we won't be bothered by notifications at night
- Notification history / center or whatever you call it
- Black background when reading email, not just email list
You can vote for it here
WP 8.5 should be the Jellybean of the Windows Phone
I am blown away by blind WP fanboys these days, every suggestion is now trolling, fud or "you don't get WP".