Metro UI

WPCentral extends its partnership with Nokia DVLUP to give away more free design consultations for your app!

WPCentral extends its partnership with Nokia DVLUP to give away more free design consultations for your app!

Join Nokia DVLUP this Thursday, January 30th at 8 AM Pacific for a one-hour online design seminar and learn how to win a free design consultation for your Windows Phone app. Last year WPCentral and the Nokia DVLUP team gave away several free design consultations for developers who wanted to enhance the visual design quality of their app. This giveaway was such a success that hundreds...

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Former UX Designer for Windows Phone teams up with Nokia DVLUP Design Consultations

Former UX Designer for Windows Phone teams up with Nokia DVLUP Design Consultations

Developers, looking for a way to spruce up your app? Need advice on your creation’s UI? Then you may want to take a look at Toledo Designs who just partnered up with Nokia through their popular DVLUP program. Why go with Toledo? It’s simple. One of the founders of the company is Arturo Toledo, a former Senior User Experience Designer for Microsoft's Windows Phone Design Studio. The man...

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Former Experience Designer for Windows Phone, Arturo Toledo, tells you why the new Facebook app is still very Modern

Former Experience Designer for Windows Phone, Arturo Toledo, tells you why the new Facebook app is still very Modern

With the arrival of the new Facebook beta app for Windows Phone 8 this week, the discussion immediately focused on two aspects (1) functionality (2) design. The first one is one of those “in motion” issues that all betas face, meaning some functions may yet have been added (especially when combined with the ever changing feature set of the Facebook ecosystem). The second though ranges...

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USA Today official app for Windows Phone gets a slight makeover in latest update

USA Today official app for Windows Phone gets a slight makeover in latest update

New look for USA Today USA Today has consistently been one of the better designed and thought-out apps available on Windows Phone. It's fast, minimalist and the developers update the app quite consistently. Well, almost. The last update was back in October 2011. Version 1.7 just went live in the Store and brings with it a new logo for the popular news source. The new design is a tad,...

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Microsoft reportedly moving away from Metro name on trademark claim

Microsoft reportedly moving away from Metro name on trademark claim

Windows 8-Style UI? Ewww... Just as things were getting good for Microsoft word is coming out that the word “Metro” may be problematic for the company.  The term ‘Metro’ is reportedly being claimed as a trademark for German company Metro AG and it will no longer be used by Microsoft, effective immediately. Ars Technica is reporting that Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs team sent...

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New Appcelerator Report shows weakening interest in Windows Phone 7 but hope for 8

New Appcelerator Report shows weakening interest in Windows Phone 7 but hope for 8

In a new study just released tonight, Appcelerator and IDC surveyed 3,632 'Appcelerator Titanium' developers from May 11-18, 2012 on their plans for app development now and in the future. Though not a survey of consumer demand the data is but one piece of the bigger picture of how Windows Phone (and Android, iOS, BlackBerry and webOS) is fairing amongst developers. For that reason, it...

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 Fast Company names Design Lead for Windows Phone as one of the most creative people 2012

Fast Company names Design Lead for Windows Phone as one of the most creative people 2012

One of the main reasons so many of us like Windows Phone is because the UI design is not only unique but equally mesmerizing. From Windows Media Center to Zune HD to Windows Phone, the Metro UI lineage is as clear as the subway signs it's based on. The popular and influential business magazine Fast Company has named the Design Lead for Windows Phone, Jeff Fong, #81 in their 100 Most...

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