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customize pinned tiles for html5 applications

With the news that IE9 will be supported in the next update I thought it would be a good idea if Windows Phone 7 supported additional meta-data on a website to customize the appearance of a pinned tile.
Similar to how you can drag the favicon onto the taskbar on desktop IE9, websites should be able to provide additional meta-data such as an icon, a tile colour, a location where the phone can periodically get and display a small amount of data (such as a football score or the number of unread emails), the option to hide the address bar when the site is launched (giving it a native app feel) and/or the ability to add site specific shortcuts to the "more" bar of the browser.

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      • ChrisChris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is this ever going to be supported? Inability to pin websites with developer specific images is a little ridiculous. iOS and android have been doing it for years and its dead simple.

      • AliAli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am so amazed that Windows Phone does not support pinning websites. The meta code for the Surface Tablet should be supported in Windows Phone. Is that complicated?

      • John PalmerJohn Palmer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great to add a javascript library to website so that when a site is pinned to start, the shortcut would behave like a live tile (using postbacks, etc).

      • AndrewAndrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Even just having the tile use the favicon would look better than the preview, in my opinion at least.

      • Liam GLiam G commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be awesome. Our users would use this, I know I certainly would. If you can do it with a iDevice, why shouldn't you be able to do it with WP?

      • DavidDavid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is very important to us. Even if it is not a live tile, it is very important that the tile be the image of our choosing. Our site users constantly access the web site and pin it to their start page.

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