Posts Tagged ‘ wp7

[UPDATE] Organize your wp7 start screen and create custom live tiles!

This morning, I read an article on wpcentral about a way to create some kind of categories availables on my windows phone 7 start screen.
But, the problem is that there are only a few categories and I needed more (like “messaging”, …). So, here is a little tool to do it :D
During my lunch time (so sorry for the old-style GUI) I have created this web page to generate live tiles where ou have the possibility to:

  • Select the background color
  • Select the foreground color
  • Select the font size
  • Enter the text you want!

Enjoy and please report me any bugs or suggestions.

It’s here :

update : New features
It’s now possible to choose a picture instead of a simple color as a background. The picture is resized and it’s still possible to add a text on it.
And, as requested, you have the “share your tile” link which can be used to:

  • Share the url of your tile with your friends so they can also use it
  • Create the tiles on your desktop and copy/past the link on your phone

Here is what you can do when you select a picture as a background.

Live tiles generator

Note : According to Google ananlytics, I had more visits on the livetilesgenerator page in one day than on my blog since it’s open :p. And more than 3000 tiles have been created :D
I’ll post some of them later in the week.