Microsoft’s Live Lock Screen app now available for Windows Phone 8.1

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It was teased at Build 2014 and is now finally available. Windows Phone 8.1 users can now download the Live Lock Screen BETA app to spruce up their Lock screens.

Live Lock Screen

One of the coolest features that was shown off at Build 2014 for Windows Phone 8.1, besides Cortana, was the lock-screen app that allows you to change up the lock-screen animation on your phone. Today, we are happy to report that the app is finally available for download.

The app will give Windows Phone users one more layer of customization and truly make your device personal. Microsoft has always said that Windows Phone is the most personal device on the market, and this app is one more addition to prove their point.

You can download the app from the source link below, but know that the app is still in beta, so there may be a few bugs here and there. Additionally, users are reporting that the app is working on phones with 512MB of RAM even though Microsoft said that it would require 1 GB of RAM.

If you do download the app, let us know your experience with it. For us, we are noticing a slight delay between the unlock and getting access to our start screen. Hopefully this delay will be worked-out once the app leaves the beta stage.

From the app’s description:

“Want to truly personalize your lock screen? Live lock screen app lets you choose from 6 new lock screen layouts to add a distinctive touch to your Windows Phone. Each layout has a revamped design for the time, date, and notifications, as well as a unique unlock animation. You can also cycle through multiple background images throughout the day to keep your lock screen fresh—or just get the latest incredible image from Bing every morning.”

Download: Lock Screen App

Live Lock Screen QR

Lock screen app for Windows Phone 8.1 almost ready for public beta

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During the Microsoft Build 2014 conference in May, one of the hidden features of Windows Phone 8.1 announced is the Lock screen app, made in partnership with developer Rudy Huyn. The secret project was kept at the highest levels as many on the Windows Phone team were even unaware of its existence. The question though for many is When can we have it?

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore took to Twitter today to alleviate concerns. The Lock screen app (yes, it is a separate download, not built into the OS) is evidently nearing completion, at least far enough along to earn beta status.

From Belfiore’s Tweet:

“Lockscreen app- sorry for being quiet. The beta (English, 1gb+) is ALMOST here, perhaps a week. We hit a few snags &
added a feature.”

“New lock screen app– probably a couple weeks as beta for 1GB devices. A bunch of us are running it now, working on polish. dev-preview next” tweeted Blefiore.

Do you like these lock screens and what more do you expect in the app? Do let me know by posting your answers in the comments