Windows Phone 8 To Feature Live Wallpaper/Lockscreen

Last month we reported about this new lockscreen feature coming to Windows Phone 8. In Windows Phone 8 SDK, it has been mentioned that any developer can write an app that can change Windows Phone’s lockscreen image. For example, you can subscribe to NatGeo photos that will automatically change lockscreen background after a period of time.

Also the whole notifications area in the lockscreen in available for the developers. Apps can have their icon, a counter and a text on the lockscreen.

The lock screen’s app icon, count, and text are pulled directly from the app’s primary tile – the secondary tile does not have an impact on this feature. Information is only displayed in the lock screen if the tile contains the information – for example, a count will only display on the lock screen if the tile displays it.

NokiaInnovation blog today posted the above image which shows this feature in action. As you can see, Bing service will change their daily home page in Windows Phone lock screen, whereas ESPN service will periodically update the lockscreen image with scores.

What do you think of this new feature?

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