- Let’s dig a bit deeper into the application modelWhat is an application? A uniquely identifiable, licensable and serviceable software product, wrapped in a flexible deployment package (XAP)How does an application get on the phone?Develop an applicationSubmit it to MarketplaceApplication will be verified (code is checked, code is signed)User can download and deploy a signed application from MarketplaceEach application has a license, which grants the user to run the application on their phoneLicenses distinguish between trial, beta + purchased versions with different lifetimes and capabilitiesAssures that only identifiable applications gets on the phoneProtects the experience of the end userProtects the rights of the software developer (application does not run without a license)
- This is what the device looked like in 2008. The big question is if this is what consumers want from a phone. This design was building upon earlier Windows Mobile versions, and was more or less a copy of a desktop user interface on a small screen.
- Designing Windows Phone 7 Series did not start by not looking at phones, PCs or other devices. It started by looking at what people do, strongly inspired by transportation graphics (icons, use of colors, use of very clear fonts). This also explains the code name Metro for the design language.Travelers in an underground station, a railway station or at an airport need to know where to go. Transportation graphics are used to guide travelers. These graphics are well designed for travelers to easily find their way. They are simple, elegant and universal and thus very powerful.The Windows Phone 7 Series User Interface should be as powerful to allow its users to easily find their way on the device.However, the designers were looking for more than just this. They looked internally at Microsoft what other things could be used on Windows Phone 7 Series.