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Android tries to find visual identity through 'Material Design', borrowing from Microsoft

Android tries to find visual identity through 'Material Design', borrowing from Microsoft

Daniel Rubino 410

Since its inception, Windows Phone has had a bold visual design language defining the core experience of the OS. Initially called Metro, Modern design gets its influence from the work of Massimo Vignelli, who famously made the NYC Subway maps, and the school of Swiss Style started in the 1950's. At Microsoft, the lineage starts with Windows Media Center, up through the ill-fated Zune HD...

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!

Daniel Rubino 14

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...

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

Daniel Rubino 23

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...

Want Firefox to sport a Modern UI? Mozilla releasing Windows 8 version on December 10

Want Firefox to sport a Modern UI? Mozilla releasing Windows 8 version on December 10

Rich Edmonds 67

Mozilla is looking to launch Firefox on Windows 8 with a Modern UI (Metro to you and I). Think of Internet Explorer, but a browser made by Mozilla and you get the idea. If you're a huge fan of the popular web browser and have been using the desktop version (or own a Windows RT tablet), fear not as you'll soon be able to enjoy all the features and functionality with Microsoft's simple...

Get it now: Simple Calendar version 2.0 is now live in the Windows Phone Store

Get it now: Simple Calendar version 2.0 is now live in the Windows Phone Store

Daniel Rubino 139

We gave you a sneak peek last week of Simple Calendar version 2.0, featuring a swanky new Modern UI inspired Live Tiles and easy to read calendar system. While version 1.2 had been sitting on the Store we promised we’d update you when that major revamp went through and sure enough, it’s live now. Version 2.0 brings with it a bunch of new changes, including another new Live Tile that we...

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

Daniel Rubino 115

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...

Who’s ripping off Windows Phone now: The Android bound Karbonn A6

Who’s ripping off Windows Phone now: The Android bound Karbonn A6

Daniel Rubino 125

We’re thinking of a new series to bring you simply called “Who’s ripping off Windows Phone now” because as many of you know, Modern UI has been lifted by quite a few companies and websites. In all honesty, we’re flattered and if anything it validates the attractiveness of Microsoft’s design. But we do have limits, especially where “inspired by” crosses over into flat out copying. Such...