1st November 2013, 14:47 #1
Awesome Lock v2.0 for Windows Phone: News, weather & watch your favorite stocks
I’d like to bring to your awareness Awesome Lock for Windows Phone. With Awesome Lock v2.0 you can get the latest news, weather info and monitor your favorite stocks directly from you phone's lock screen. Awesome Lock is a great app to occupy the unused lock screen area with information customized for you. The information in lock screen will be automatically updated every 30 minutes.
What’s new on v2.0:
- Stocks information
- News: Random mode per country
- Application always in English option
- Bug fixing
Meanwhile I’ve submitted v2.1 to Windows Phone Store for approval. Version 2.1 significantly improves customization possibilities, so you tailor the app according to your likes.
What’s new on v2.1:
Activated trial mode (sorry, forgot to activate it last time)
Now it’s possible to enable/disable all features, one by one
Several display adjustment settings
o Font size
o Articles details
o Increased max number of news from 2 to 3
o Option to switch off articles pictures
o Option to disable content separator
Added predefined feeds for Canada
Fixed ugly crash on startup on some situations
Improved weather information fetching reliability
Other bug fixing
Some of the key features are:
» Show news on the lock screen
- Use one of the predefined news source (predefined sources for 17 countries)
- Some default news sources: CNN, Al Jazeera, El País, Le Figaro, Skynews, Financial Times, UEFA and many more.
- Random on predefined news sources on every update
- News updated every 30 minutes on your lock screen
- Provide your own favorite news source (RSS or Atom formats are supported)
- Show random or most recent news
- Show 1 to 3 news articles
» Stocks information Monitor up to 4 stock symbols
- See price variation as percentage or value
» Show weather information
- Current location
- User defined location
» Show next calendar appointment/event
- This will allow you to configure another app the show information on the details section of the lock screen.
» Background image Use Bing’s daily picture
- You can select the picture from 9 countries
- Use a picture from your phone’s gallery
Download Awesome Lock from Windows Phone.
Price: 0.99 USD (with free trial as soon v2.1 gets approved)
Stay tuned for the amazing new features we are working on for the next release.
The Awesome Lock Team.
13th November 2013, 11:12 #2
Hello - Feedback (Australia)
Hi The Awesome Lock Team (TwistedLab),
Originally Posted by TwistedLab
I have been looking for a way to contact you / provide feedback. Anyhow, awesome app - installed it the day it came out. The only issue have though is to do with the weather - in Australia the data is not from BOM (Bureau of Meteorology), so the weather data is not accurate.
Anyway you could update this as your source for Australia? Really would like to use this app as the lockscreen, however as the weather is important - need to stick with another Australian app, which while it provides the weather does not provide those other great features your's does.
Also, tomorrow's forecast seems to be the same as today's (think this has been already mentioned by reviews on the app store).