By now I suspect most of us have tried the new animated lock screen beta for Windows Phone 8.1.
The app itself is very smooth, but many readers have complained that it appears to extend unlock times, and that even afterwards there is a delay before you can interact with your phone. Other issues have been that the app displays a low resolution screen shot when unloading, sometimes crashes and disables Kids Corner.
Rudy Huyn, a developer involved in the app, has said on twitter:
I myself have been pretty happy with the app. My 930 has an unlock lag in any case, and it feels slightly faster with the new lock screen, and I appreciate having a new UI novelty without having to wait for the next major Windows Phone update.
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