App to the Future

Way back in early December we told you guys about a joint contest with design magazine core77 and Microsoft – App to the Future. The contest was simple, design an app that enables you to do, connect, or delight. The contest recently ended and below are the five winning designs. Go ogle the Metro Microsoft Design Language goodness.

4weather

4Weather for Windows Phone

This weather app was designed by Alexander Uhlig from Germany. While there are currently a handful of visually stunning weather apps in the Store, the more options the merrier right?

fitCHAMP

fitCHAMP for Windows Phone

Here is a social fitness app from Christian Valencia and Shelby Blair in Seattle. The app connects with different APIs of all the personal trackers out there (like the Fitbit) to create a well-designed dashboard to view your stats.

HappyAppy

HappyAppy for Windows Phone

HappyApp hails from Yian Ling Cheong and Sarah Sykes, from Singapore and Wisconsin. The two designed an app that is allows two friends to send dances to each other.

Tide

Tide for Windows Phone

Here’s an app that my southern California self would greatly appreciate materializing. Tide is a design from Martin Spurway who hails from the UK. Tide is a surfing forecast app that helps wave seekers see current conditions and get predictions.

TripUs

TripUs for Windows Phone

Sittitsak Jiampotjaman from Bangkok designed TripUs, an app to help sort your recent vacation. TripUs works by organizing your social activities into one nice view. It aggregates updates from places like Facebook and Twitter, along with photos to make a time trip timeline.

You can get a list of honorable mentions and other finalists at the source below.

As of this moment, all those apps above are just designs that need to pair with a developer to create a working app for the Windows Phone Store. If a developer teams up with design from the App to the Future contest they could be eligible for a new Windows Phone.

Congrats to the winners and runner ups. The designs look great and we can’t wait to see your apps hit the Store in the future.

Source: App to the Future