1. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Haze
    The hit IOS weather app will come to WP.

    Haze is an iOS weather app that features an intuitive, simplistic, and extremely glancable UI.

    I'm working on a WP8 port, and here is the first screenshot:
    wp_ss_20131227_0001.png

    EDIT: TERRIBLE API issues. Will be released when I fix them...
    Last edited by IN5TIGATOR; 01-18-2014 at 08:48 AM.
    baron1996, xandros9 and juan6996 like this.
    12-24-2013 11:09 AM
  2. MAkhdar's Avatar
    Good luck designing it! Make it as "Metro" as possible
    12-24-2013 11:27 AM
  3. James8561's Avatar
    awesome! thanks for bringing another official app to the store :)
    12-24-2013 11:48 AM
  4. Ma Rio's Avatar
    thats great! rock on!
    12-24-2013 05:53 PM
  5. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Good luck designing it! Make it as "Metro" as possible
    If you look at the iOS version, you'll notice that the design is already flat. Due to the app being a port, not a total redesign for WP, I'm trying to design the app so that any shadows, glow, etc won't be present in the WP version. I'm basically going for flat/clean, not metro as metro requires me to use things that just won't work in Haze - Pivots, Accent Colors, App Bars, etc. If MS were to loosen the guidelines that define metro, it would be MUCH easier to move iOS apps over without forgetting metro entirely.

    As a designer, I'm more focused on getting the gestures and animations looking as smooth as possible and making sure all of the technologies used to the design the iOS app will work on Windows Phone, and if they are not, find and implement the alternative.

    TLDR: Making it metro requires me to rethink everything that made the iOS app great. Doing this would push the release date past the 1st.
    12-24-2013 06:41 PM
  6. Cryio's Avatar
    It looks Metro-ish enough already. They just need the Modern UI buttons.
    12-24-2013 06:44 PM
  7. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    It looks Metro-ish enough already. They just need the Modern UI buttons.
    Settings will be 100% metro with native modern buttons.
    12-24-2013 06:50 PM
  8. hopmedic's Avatar
    If you look at the iOS version, you'll notice that the design is already flat. Due to the app being a port, not a total redesign for WP, I'm trying to design the app so that any shadows, glow, etc won't be present in the WP version. I'm basically going for flat/clean, not metro as metro requires me to use things that just won't work in Haze - Pivots, Accent Colors, App Bars, etc. If MS were to loosen the guidelines that define metro, it would be MUCH easier to move iOS apps over without forgetting metro entirely.

    As a designer, I'm more focused on getting the gestures and animations looking as smooth as possible and making sure all of the technologies used to the design the iOS app will work on Windows Phone, and if they are not, find and implement the alternative.

    TLDR: Making it metro requires me to rethink everything that made the iOS app great. Doing this would push the release date past the 1st.
    It's not the pivots and accent colors that are important to making it work for Windows Phone. One of the most important things is that it works like a Windows Phone user would expect it to work. Using UX components that go against what Windows Phone users are used to is a mistake I see now and then. I don't know the app, but the UX is more important than whether there are accent colors and application bars used.
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    12-24-2013 08:09 PM
  9. bilzkh's Avatar
    Will it have lock-screen integration and wide live tile?
    12-24-2013 08:15 PM
  10. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Will it have lock-screen integration and wide live tile?
    Lock screen will come one week after the initial release. It will ship with a live tile.
    12-24-2013 09:50 PM
  11. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    It's not the pivots and accent colors that are important to making it work for Windows Phone. One of the most important things is that it works like a Windows Phone user would expect it to work. Using UX components that go against what Windows Phone users are used to is a mistake I see now and then. I don't know the app, but the UX is more important than whether there are accent colors and application bars used.
    Good point. Of course, I have limitations on how "WP User friendly" I can make it, but it will be intuitive. A tutorial will come in 1.0 or 1.1 if anyone can't figure it out.
    12-25-2013 06:52 PM
  12. halamadridkimi's Avatar
    Awesome, will download it
    12-25-2013 07:10 PM
  13. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Upd:Added 1st screenshot!
    12-29-2013 10:04 AM
  14. Dratwister's Avatar
    I think you should remove the gradient in circles
    hopmedic likes this.
    12-29-2013 10:22 AM
  15. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Done, looks better.
    hopmedic likes this.
    01-02-2014 06:24 AM
  16. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Done, looks better!

    Double post due to wpc app glitch
    01-02-2014 06:24 AM
  17. MAkhdar's Avatar
    Is this app still alive? I hope you release it soon, good luck.
    01-14-2014 03:57 PM
  18. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    It is, just having serious issues with the APIs.
    01-15-2014 01:06 PM
  19. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    The Jan 10th release was assuming it all went as planned.
    01-15-2014 01:07 PM
  20. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    I finally have API access and development can continue. Due to this delay, we're looking at a febuary release and an update when 8.1 launches soon after.
    01-29-2014 01:00 PM
  21. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    API implemented, polishing design. Expect screenshots over the weekend.
    01-31-2014 10:35 AM

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