Hello Friends now available for Windows Phone 7.5 devices too

We’ve mentioned Hello Friends a few times in the past as one of the coolest apps for Windows Phone 8 users, but today we can talk about WP7 users too. Hello Friends is a live app that can change the lockscreen in WP8, so naturally it has not beenĀ availableĀ for WP7 since that functionality is not possible. The good folks over at Hello Friends have found a way to mimic that functionality for WP7.

Windows Phone 7,5 users will be able to create static collages of contact photos, save the collage to their phone, and then set it as the lockscreen wallpaper manually. This is a very clever way to let users on WP7 still enjoy the app. The full changelog of improvements in Hello Friends 3.0 is listed below.

  • 2 new templates
  • New preview mode
  • Template selection window with miniatures
  • A new live tile
  • Performance improvements
  • More refresh intervals
  • Shuffle option
  • Bug fixes
  • Improvements of the overall experience


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