Hey Windows users, if you are looking for a quick way to connect to GeekWire’s latest news, check out our new live tile for Windows 8.1.

If you are using Windows 8.1/IE 11, when you visit “pin to Start” in the metro version of IE, you’ll get a selection of different GeekWire tile sizes that you can incorporate into your Start screen.

Add a GeekWire tile to your Windows 8.1 Start screen.
Add a GeekWire tile to your Windows 8.1 Start screen.

Better yet, the tiles are live, meaning they will poll for updates from our RSS feed, and you can get snippets of our latest articles right on the tile.

GeekWire tile will watch for new articles and highlight them on your Start screen.
GeekWire tile will watch for new articles and highlight them on your Start screen.

Adding a live tile like this was surprisingly easy. It took us about 15 minutes to create the four tile sizes. Sites can customize the polling to highlight any sort of updates they want show in the tile, but if your site has an RSS feed like ours does, it takes about 10 seconds. Microsoft offers an instant setup for RSS feed updates on buildmypinnedsite.com.

Enjoy!

Comments

  • Conner

    It’s too bad you can’t pick that size/feature set with the app…

    • http://geekwire.com Todd Bishop

      Hi Conner — What app are you referring to?

    • james braselton

      hi there diffent tiles have differt sizes i have few full tile size larges tiles lots of live tiles lots are of live tiles are meduim and small tiles

  • james braselton

    hi there too bad you cant make this live tile for ios android mac ox and chrome os i have 50 live tiles on windows 8 100 live tiles on ios and 2 live tiles on mac ox

  • Bill Campbell

    only get wide, medium and small – no large tile on my latest win 8.1 desktop. all your screenshots show a large tile.

    • james braselton

      hi there just touch and hold live tile icon until it wiggels bottom right arrow lets you have 2 3 or 4 sizes depends on tile size company for live tiles go too windows 8 live tiles shows or youtube videos

  • james braselton

    hi there i showed my brother live tiles and told his company thats 60,000 live tile downloads tile weather smart browser stock touch and few other live tiles

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