I have just been watching 100+ videos about apps and games for Windows Phone 7 (http://bit.ly/90KcEd). Most of them are actually some pretty cool apps!
Just before watching the videos I read this article about the differences in the iPhone chrome and the Windows Phone 7 chrome (http://bit.ly/cVOegf). A short article that focus on some of the visual differences between the two phones.
When I saw the videos one thing keeps popping up – some of the apps are not designed for Windows Phone – they are designed for iPhone! If you take a look at the UI and the navigation they are obviously designed to run on a phone that provides a more static and grid-based UI instead of a fluid and living UI.
I hope that many of the big companies spend the extra design hours and enhance the UI for their Windows Phone 7 apps instead of just converting them – rethink the design and enhance the end user experience.
That said, many of the apps looks really cool and I’m looking forward to take them for a spin!
During October the Windows Phone usergroup (WPDEV) are doing a Windows Phone code camp tour around cities in Denmark.
Our opening code camp was this weekend in Aarhus (the city of JAOO => GOTO) and 22 developers choose to spend their weekend with us.
Saturday was all about application development for the phone in Silverlight. Sunday was about building games in XNA.
Next weekend is in Aalborg, then Odense and finally it’s in Copenhagen. You can see the program at http://wpdev.eventbrite.com.
Windows Phone brugergruppen afholder i løbet af oktober en 2 dages Windows Phone 7 code camp i de største byer i Danmark. Der er meget begrænsede pladser til disse events og allerede nu er der udsolgt i København (der er oprettet en venteliste).
Der er stadig ledige pladser i Århus, Odense og Aalborg:
Århus 9.-10. oktober
Aalborg 16.-17. oktober
Odense 23.-24. oktober
og vi har åbnet for ventelisten til København:
København 30.-31. oktober
Vi glæder os til at en masse udviklere i løbet af de næste 4 weekender!
Last Friday I received the 2010 Microsoft MVP Award and can call myself Silverlight MVP for the next year (YEAH!!!). It was a big and very pleasant surprise and since then I have received MANY congratulations – thank you so much!!! Also a big thanks to “the gangster” and his amazing team!
Looking forward to blog a lot more about Silverlight and Windows Phone 7.