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  1. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Let me sum up this whole discussion succinctly:

    A majority of us on this forum think WP apps look great, hence we support the ecosystem.

    You seem to think iOS apps are beautiful, so why not switch to an iPhone?

    Honestly, what else needs to be said?
    This is the problem here. This type of attitude is exactly why this forum is getting a bad reputation.

    Instead of trying to shut people up, why not try being more sensitive to the op's complaint.

    Not everyone likes everything about WP and most all WP users would like to see some improvements on various things...
    11-22-2014 07:45 AM
  2. Llordy's Avatar
    I'd love to see you reveal some more of your thoughts on this. What would be the three things you'd change about the metro design language, or the Visual Studio templates, to make it easier for developers to provide more modern and better looking apps?
    Thanks for your interest. Well the templates in Visual Studio are pretty bare bones, and they all look like the stock apps of the Windows Phone 7 and Zune era. Allot of people like those designs in the first place. Now four years down the road. and that same 'design style' hasn't changed to adapt to the changing form factors of Windows Phone devices. Now that there are large screened phones like the Lumia 1520 and 1320 it is not very efficient to have huge header texts that are taking up to 20 percent (%) of the screen estate.

    I applaud the Xbox One Smartglass/MixRadio/tubecast apps for the use of the Modern text headers and panoramic menus without changing the experience of Windows Phone. Likewise the good use of colours in the backgrounds rather than the plain black and white make the OS apps look and feel vibrant and clean (depending in taste).

    In most of the mainstream apps that Microsoft itself has published, such as the Garage Band apps and even the Microsoft Heath app, they have stopped using the aging designs of black or white backgrounds and pointlessly huge and inconsistent header text and titles. Rather the designs now are (or should be) more focused of device form factors, maintaining simplicity with out too many graphics, and exploring the dimensions which colour can give to an app.

    Some may say the Microsoft went too far with the recent update to Onedrive, and that is reasonable as the app did look very similar to those on Android. I think that designs will soon be similar to full Windows 8.1/ Windows 10/ Xbox One.
    dkediger, a5cent and Rahul Jawale like this.
    11-23-2014 10:36 PM
  3. alvinphu's Avatar
    More creative types generally use Apple Products, both developers and users. I prefer the more barebones functional style though. Kind of like comparing a macbook to a thinkpad (which I use).
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    11-25-2014 01:13 AM
  4. tapehead's Avatar
    More creative types generally use Apple Products, both developers and users. I prefer the more barebones functional style though. Kind of like comparing a macbook to a thinkpad (which I use).
    Art school student on Windows Phone. Just saying. ;-)
    11-25-2014 04:36 AM
  5. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Art school student on Windows Phone. Just saying. ;-)
    Apple users want to know what's your GPA? ;)
    Last edited by HoosierDaddy; 11-25-2014 at 06:56 AM.
    11-25-2014 05:56 AM
  6. MysticForce's Avatar
    I like design of WP apps.
    In the beginning they were strange to me, why so big letters.
    Now everything looks more professional and elegant to me. Android looks as a toy to me (I am talking about start screens).
    Don't get me wrong, I really think that android is better OS for most of the users but android OS design is kinda too colorful and childish.

    So there you go, I like more WP desing for apps. So call me crazy
    11-25-2014 06:09 AM
  7. tapehead's Avatar
    Germans schools don't have a GPA, boo.
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    11-25-2014 09:44 AM
  8. brunoadduarte's Avatar
    My main problem with WP is that it's too monochromatic and it translates into the apps. We could have more than black/white with another colour and still have a high contrast. And Start screen backgrounds don't cut it for me. As it stands now, I'd much rather have the possibility to customize the colour of all tiles while having no background (as in the tiles would be touching each other).

    As for the apps, I have to agree that most in the store need some serious design overhaul. There are some really beautiful ones, like Oggl, Atmosphere, Wunderlist, Magnify, Poki and Cal. But the vast majority is just poorly designed. It's bad enough that there's very limited functionality and support on some of them. Even worse is if they're ugly. Now, I'm not gonna say that the iOS apps in that "top 10" link in the first page are greatly designed. Well, some of them are, but none is worthy of a top 10. If you want to see good and nicely designed apps for iOS (and OS X for that matter), this is the place to go.

    Yes, there is inconsistency on iOS and specially on Android. But there are apps that make you want to use them just for the joy of looking at them. And WP is lacking in that category and it's one that is more important than you think.
    01-08-2015 06:41 AM
  9. arjunan's Avatar
    "Windows 10 will fix everything"
    01-08-2015 10:19 AM
  10. PeaceNik's Avatar
    I personally like how some apps for iPhone are designed but there is little to no uniformity.

    My favourite design language is definitely Android's Material Design but sadly it hasn't caught up with developers just yet, and I'm not sure if it ever will be.

    Metro UI is nice and Windows Phone is the most cohesive platform I've come across, but I find the design mediocre at best.
    01-08-2015 12:25 PM
  11. vdfl's Avatar
    I do not agree with the title . It's completely wrong .
    I think so windows phone has better user interface than any other operating system in the market. All apps look so good .

    I totally disagree -_-
    01-08-2015 12:45 PM
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