The Windows Phone Store is set to host a high profile app soon, in the form of VLC for Windows Phone 8.1, and although we have had a number of teases from developers, some new details are in.
Along with a whole bunch of screenshots.
Developer Thomas Nigro has also provided more information on the media player, confirming that it will be released as a Universal app — in other words, available for both Windows Phone 8.1, and the Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 operating systems.
The team still has a bunch of issues with the ARM compiled to fix, but the app will be released for download as soon as they are taken care of.
Luckily, VLC for Windows Phone 8.1 is being designed to work with handsets with low amount of RAM, and the developers are also optimizing the application to make it as responsive as possible, in terms of performance:
“The XAML code is nearly the same. I worked really hard to make a design that works well on phones, phablets, tablets, laptops and desktops thanks to the upcoming windowed mode Windows Threshold is rumored to bring (I tested with Stardock Modern Mix).
Performance-wise, the app is a lot faster than before, more responsive on tablet, and I am trying to have the best responsiveness possible on low-end phones like the Lumia 520 which has a big market share in the WP-world.”
Good to hear.
The app will initially only be available as a beta version — a public beta, of course, so all users will have access to it. A release timeframe of August is thrown around, so only a few weeks until official launch.
In the meantime, you can check out the accompanying images in the gallery below: