Windows phone 7 : "Crashing the Mobile Party"

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  • Windows phone 7 : "Crashing the Mobile Party"

    1. 1. Windows Phone 7<br />“Crashing the mobile party”<br />Nick Harewood <br />Multipack Presents :<br />Mobile Development<br />May 2011<br />
    2. 2. <ul><li>Not a developer – interface designer
    3. 3. Background as web designer since 1999
    4. 4. Focus on application design since 2006
    5. 5. Working with Microsoft tech - specifically Silverlight & other XAML based platforms.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Working on WP7 as a result of experience with apps in general and Silverlight in particular 
    6. 6. Mobile context sensitivity and mobile form-factor opens different doors than designing for the web or desktop</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Launched October 2010
    7. 7. Windows Mobile
    8. 8. New platform – Silverlight and XNA
    9. 9. Middle ground
    10. 10. Consumer focussed</li></li></ul><li>Developer<br /><ul><li>Silverlight has well established developer community and toolset, excellent IDE.
    11. 11. Low barrier to entry,
    12. 12. Easy (free) access to devtools</li></li></ul><li>Designer<br /><ul><li>Strong Visual Language : ‘Metro’
    13. 13. Excellent guidelines & resources
    14. 14. Expression Blend</li></li></ul><li>Consumer<br /><ul><li>Not an apple clone
    15. 15. Competitive pricing
    16. 16. Recognisable brand and support
    17. 17. Attractive look and feel : “delightful to use”
    18. 18. MS Office, social media & XBOX live</li></li></ul><li>Graphic.ly<br /><ul><li>For WP7 launch
    19. 19. Learning process
    20. 20. Additional challenges</li></li></ul><li>Link to Graphic.ly demo video<br />Graphic.ly<br />
    21. 21. FINDaPAD<br /><ul><li>Scratching an itch
    22. 22. Getting to grips with the platform
    23. 23. Experience first – performance is key</li></li></ul><li>Link to FINDaPAD demo video<br />FINDaPAD<br />
    24. 24. lessons learnt<br /><ul><li>Performance is key
    25. 25. Web/Desktop ≠ Mobile
    26. 26. Context works both ways</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Huge potential
    27. 27. Playing Catch-up (NoDo)
    28. 28. Mango!</li></ul>IE9 (native HTML5! ;)<br />Camera access<br />Multitasking<br />Twitter Integration<br />Bing Audio / Vision / Navigation<br />
    29. 29. Developer links<br /><ul><li>Toolsmicrosoft.com/expression/windowsphone/
    30. 30. Resourcescreate.msdn.com</li></li></ul><li>Any Questions?<br />@spacescape<br />www.space-scape.com<br />www.xamlninja.com<br />Nick.Harewood@gmail.com<br />Photo credit: “Dooky! Pick up the phone!!”<br />By .m for matthijs on Flickr<br />

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