I’m pleased to announce the second version of Hello Friends. It has hit the Windows Phone Store today and comes with a lot of improvements. Hello Friends is a new app that allows you to decorate your lock screen with a nice collage of your friends. It’s a great addition for users that like to customize their phone as much as possible. The nice thing about this app is that it refreshes the lock screen periodically in the background. That means: From time to time there’ll be an interesting new collage with the your most favorite friends on your lock screen. The update contains several improvements:
- The user is now able to pick specific contacts that should be used for collages
- The app provides an option to adjust the refresh time interval
- 5 new templates
- Improvements of the overall experience and several bug fixes
If you are interested in getting to know how to build such an app, this tutorial series maybe the right for you. Part II will be released very soon .
I’m currently also working on a version of Hello Friends for Windows Phone 7.x users. The anticipated release date is early January.
Comments and requests are warmly welcomed! You can pick up the app in the Windows Phone Store for 0,99€ ($0.99) with a free trial (time-limited): Link to Windows Phone Store.
I also uploaded a video that showcases the core functionalities of this app: