If you’re a developer (or just a curious end-user), you may want to get your mits on this 69-page PDF that walks through, in detail, the design elements of the WP7S operating system. It goes through screenshots of pretty much every program, specifying the various buttons, toggle switches, radio buttons, and drop down styles that are possible on the platform. Click on to download the PDF, and happy developing.
With Marketplace for Mobile on Windows Phone 7 Series, Microsoft will be giving developers an option to offer a trial on their software. Presumably this means that the app will expire after X uses or X period of time. This is huge. Why? No other smartphone app marketplace can do this. Most of the time there is a free version AND a full version. The problem with this model is that the free versions often lack the full richness of the main application, thus giving the user a “half” experience. My guess is that most users never upgrade to the full application after downloading [...]
Here’s a closer look a the app store for Windows Phone 7 Series. It’s organized with the Metro panoramic interface that lets you go through various categories and featured panels.
One of the coolest features of the Marketplace is the built-in Trial function. You can use the software before you buy it, something that no other smartphone app marketplace offers. Developers can stipulate the length of trials, plus other details. Take a look at the below video capture by Engadget.
Thus far it seems that Windows Phone 7 Series will operate much like the iPhone for multitasking. While programs probably can’t run in the background, they can show push notifications (even if they’re shut down) much like you see above, from the demo of a soccer program. You’ll get a little strip on the top of the screen that will show up in any program.
This should appease the many Netflix subscribers among you. There will be a Netflix app that uses the elegant Metro interface from Windows Phone 7 Series. You can manage your queue, stream movies, and get new movie recommendations. Pretty cool stuff.
We’re getting very excited by the development picture for Windows Phone 7 Series. The apps we’re seeing seem to be very rich. Here’s a more comprehensive list of companies that will release apps for WP7S, with some additional screenshot below. And yes, there will be a Windows Phone 7 Pandora app =D.
– The Associated Press– Archetype International– AWS Convergence Technologies — Weatherbug– Citrix Systems– Clarity Consulting– Cypress Consulting– EA Mobile– Fandango– Foursquare– [...]
So developers can choose whether they want their apps to look match the Metro interface of WP7S, or they can go with a totally different design approach. Here’s a look a three third party apps built with Silverlight, shown at the keynote at MIX10.
This first app from AP uses the Metro interface, complete with pivots and large text menu options. You can filter by news category, read a story, or view multimedia features such as image galleries.
It also ties in to the AP’s commenting system, so you can comment on articles right from your [...]
Joe Belfiore is on stage at MIX10 right now, and he’s showing different screens on Windows Phone 7 Series that we haven’t yet seen before.
To start, on the Start screen, you can tap and hold any tile and either move it or delete it. To delete, you’ll be presented with a broken heart. To add tiles, it seems that any tile that is “addable” will have a heart icon in the application bar.
Here’s another view of email, which lets you pivot between different filters. Joe elaborated on the app bar, which shows you commonly used [...]
We’re being fed a press release that has some hot new information about Windows Phone 7 Series requirements, plus some apps we’ll see debut on the platform. Here’s a look:
On the devices… Accelerometer, location based services, notifications for push, hardware accelerated video with DRM, Information Services Smooth Streaming for highest quality content viewing, camera, mic, and multitouch support for WP7 developer support.
Apps to come from The Associated Press, Archetype International, AWS Convergence Tech, WeatherBug, Citrix Systems, Clarity [...]
We just got in last night to Las Vegas, and from what we’re hearing, whatever happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas–at least for MIX10, the developer’s conference and platform that Microsoft will use to propel details about Windows Phone 7 Series to developers and consumers worldwide. We’ll be covering the event throughout the week–the conference goes through Wednesday, so tune in to pocketnow.com for the latest news and updates about Windows Phone 7 Series.
Also, if you want to see what we’re seeing, Microsoft is streaming the [...]
We know, you’re tired of hearing about this yes/no/maybe deliberation of whether the HD2 will be getting Windows Phone 7 Series. But for those of you that do care (those that own the HD2), we’ve got two more votes for “yes” for the upgrade. Before that, check out Chuong’s recent article: In Defense of a Potential Lack of Upgrade to Windows Phone 7 for the HTC HD2.
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In this first screenshot, we see a recent exchange between HTC Iberia support and a customer with a question. When asked about the WP7 upgrade, the HTC [...]