Ahead Project Manager for WP7 gets demoed
We admit, you don't need to fasten your seatbelts to view this application. While not the most exciting thing to grace mobile devices, so-called 'time' or 'project management' applications are very important for those who actually need them.
A few French friends got together to make this program for some competition but now they're committed to releasing it to the Marketplace and overseeing its continued development.
Following the minimal-design principles laid about by the Metro UI, Ahead is not flashy but does enable quick access to basic project management sections including: tasks, time tracking, projects, accounts (funding), clients and settings.
But less talk more action. The developers have made a great demo video which walks you through everything. You can watch that after the jump to get an idea of just how polished the program is at this early stage in Windows Phone 7 development or just go to their website to see it all in action: Ahead--manage your projects on the go
Ahead — Manage your projects on-the-go. (opens in new tab) from Ahead App (opens in new tab) on Vimeo (opens in new tab).
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I'm not trying to troll... but common, look at this GUI it's so bland, boring, and uninspired. If every application is going to look like this I can't imagine how Microsoft it going to be able to market this operating system to anyone other than the blind. It's a shame too because I have been rooting for Windows Mobile since 2006.
No I agree, this one is a little on the boring side. On the other hand, I've never seen a project management app that awed me either. Just the subject matter is boring, lol
Don't you think it's amazing that Ahead is not flashy but does enable quick access to basic project management sections including: tasks, time tracking, projects, accounts (funding), clients and settings.
On a computer, MS Project is the standard, but on a portable device, there is no need for the full scale complexity. Therefore, Ahead appears very functional without the confusion. I'd call it 'Simply Elegant'. It would be great if the program can be interfaced to MS Project. In any case, I'd buy when the phone is available and the software is out.