During the Microsoft Build 2014 conference in May of this year, one of the silent features of Windows Phone 8.1 showcased is the Lock screen app, made in collaboration with developer Rudy Huyn. The hidden project was kept at the peak levels as many on the Windows Phone group were even unaware of its existence. The question though for many is When can we have it?
Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore posted a tweet to alleviate concerns. The Lock screen app (yes, this is an app that have to download separate, not built into the Windows Phone 8.1) is officially about to complete the development and testing phase, at least far enough along to earn beta version.
Lockscreen app- sorry for being quiet. The beta (English, 1gb+) is ALMOST here, perhaps a week. We hit a few snags & added a feature.
— joebelfiore (@joebelfiore) July 18, 2014
A few stuffs to note in that Tweet is that obviously the app is only for English handsets having RAM minimum 1 GB. Support for 512 MB device is on the development track that might come soon after the launch of this app for high end users, though Belfiore clarified back in June that developing app fast and staying in memory, was their first goal.