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  1. wpcontinue's Avatar
    One of my friends with iPhone always shows me beautifully designed apps for iOS with cool animations and transitions, and all Wp apps except CocktailFlow maybe are static ugly and with crappy design. Even this panorama thing could not fix the situation.. Why is that. Are there any cool apps for WP that I dont know like badass animations and design? For example IMDB and LinkedIn apps were kinda a cool when were released and now are absolutely the same almost 4 years.. WTF
    11-18-2014 03:55 AM
  2. EMINENT 1's Avatar
    Really? Try looking at the home screen of an ios device for 10 seconds and see if anything happens. I couldn't care less what animations happen in the app as long as it does what it's suppose to and works efficiently so i'm not on the phone forever doing when I need to. I have a Surface Pro 3 for most of my time.
    11-18-2014 03:59 AM
  3. wpcontinue's Avatar
    I talk about inside the apps
    pampurio97 likes this.
    11-18-2014 04:50 AM
  4. Beppe Gissi's Avatar
    I love the looks of most of the apps. Look at WhatsApp, WP version is 10x times better looking than iOS and 50x times better than uglydroid.
    rakeshrai, ali80, xandros9 and 4 others like this.
    11-18-2014 05:18 AM
  5. dov1978's Avatar
    Lol

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    11-18-2014 05:20 AM
  6. wpcontinue's Avatar
    Come on you cant be serious.. Have you ever seen these ios apps? They are gorgeous with precise design

    some examples..
    http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/l...gned-apps.html
    11-18-2014 05:20 AM
  7. tapehead's Avatar
    I don't find them ugly. At times, they are skeletal, but they aren't ugly. If this is how you feel, then it's time for you to move on, but that design language is everybody else seems to like about WP.
    aximtreo, ali80, SammyD97 and 3 others like this.
    11-18-2014 05:39 AM
  8. a5cent's Avatar
    Come on you cant be serious.. Have you ever seen these ios apps? They are gorgeous with precise design

    some examples..
    http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/l...gned-apps.html

    Just the fact that everyone of those examples looks and feels completely different is enough to put me off. It's as if they're all fighting over how a good UI should work and look. More consistency! I don't want my computing devices to make me feel like I'm at a bazaar.
    11-18-2014 06:33 AM
  9. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    When I run an app I want it to perform a job or function as efficiently as possible. Adding pretty animations and other fluff only eats resources that could impact the quick operation of the app.

    Cute and pretty animations are a thing of the past. Even computers are getting away from them as they serve no function and eat resources. iOS and Android both look antiquated compared to the modern UI of Windows devices.
    Guytronic and ajb1965 like this.
    11-18-2014 07:41 AM
  10. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    One of my friends with iPhone always shows me beautifully designed apps for iOS with cool animations and transitions, and all Wp apps except CocktailFlow maybe are static ugly and with crappy design. Even this panorama thing could not fix the situation.. Why is that. Are there any cool apps for WP that I dont know like badass animations and design? For example IMDB and LinkedIn apps were kinda a cool when were released and now are absolutely the same almost 4 years.. WTF
    Not sure if the app developers will see your post. You should contact them.

    Wonder which platform has the most or highest percentages of ugly apps? With over a half million WP apps and a lot more iPhone apps, it would be a monumental task to figure it out even if people could agree on what is ugly. Would take almost 9 years just to look at a half million apps for 8 hours a day.
    11-18-2014 07:59 AM
  11. wpcontinue's Avatar
    When I run an app I want it to perform a job or function as efficiently as possible. Adding pretty animations and other fluff only eats resources that could impact the quick operation of the app.

    Cute and pretty animations are a thing of the past. Even computers are getting away from them as they serve no function and eat resources. iOS and Android both look antiquated compared to the modern UI of Windows devices.
    I dont think the iphone is somehow not capable of handling the cool animations in terms of resource management.. on the other side microsoft own apps have resuming/loading screens.. the smoothness you are implying is long gone with wp7. Windows Phone version of Flipboard doesnt even have the flipping cool animation.. its a basic example
    11-18-2014 08:27 AM
  12. aximtreo's Avatar
    Me thinks we are being baited here. No matter the WP response, this dude has a supposed answer. Move on little doggie.
    11-18-2014 08:32 AM
  13. wpcontinue's Avatar
    Me thinks we are being baited here. No matter the WP response, this dude has a supposed answer. Move on little doggie.
    Youre right, its pointless discussion. Obviously WP users are fine with the situation
    11-18-2014 08:59 AM
  14. dkediger's Avatar
    Come on you cant be serious.. Have you ever seen these ios apps? They are gorgeous with precise design

    some examples..
    Top 10 Most Beautifully Designed iOS Apps :: Design :: Lists :: Paste


    Sorry...couldn't resist.

    But honestly, 4 of those are purely "navel gazing" apps. Does anyone actually use Facebook Paper? Would anyone actually admit to using it? And a task list that uses "Buy a new toothbrush" for its promo? And a wake up app that sings the time, day, and weather?

    Come to think of it, that last one would be good to prank people with.....
    11-18-2014 09:56 AM
  15. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    If those 10 apps for iOS are the most beautifully designed I would hate to see any others. The only one in that list that doesn't look like it was designed by a 3rd grader in art class with a new set of pastel chalks is Yummly, and that sounds like it was named by that 3rd grader. Food and Drink on WP looks just as good as Yummly (LOL) and has more functionality.
    11-18-2014 12:47 PM
  16. Satyendra Nair's Avatar
    I occasionally game, flip through some news, or use instant messaging. Frankly, I like my apps not to have much noise in them and get the job done. Around the past 3 months back I used to think like you.. but we came a long way. Seen UC Browser for wp 8.1? I think it's a beautiful design. WhatsApp looks great too (I find it better than the Android/iOs versions). Viber got updated today, and I like the new feel. What's the use of a beautifully designed app if you're rarely even going to use it?
    Guytronic likes this.
    11-18-2014 01:07 PM
  17. William Mjema's Avatar
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
    11-18-2014 01:13 PM
  18. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    Beautiful apps on Windows Phone look a ton better than iOS apps, haha. Satyendra Nair gave some really good examples.
    Guytronic likes this.
    11-18-2014 01:23 PM
  19. Joshua Mahlombe's Avatar
    Minimalism is not always everyone's cup of tea. But most WP users love the clean design with as less clutter as possible. Even iOS and Android are now moving towards that style. Any OS will have its fair share of poorly deigned apps. iOS and Android too.
    11-18-2014 01:36 PM
  20. Llordy's Avatar
    Microsoft has made some great designs using its own Modern design languge, such as in the Xbox One Smartglass App or Mixradio. It just that the default templates that Microsoft had made for app development in my opinion are very antiquated now. so I believe that one Microsoft updated these templates for developers we can see some all-round very beautiful and simplistic apps. in the future.
    Guytronic, a5cent and pedmar007 like this.
    11-18-2014 03:22 PM
  21. diapers's Avatar
    Roll up your sleeves and code something then
    Guytronic, tapehead, nohra and 1 others like this.
    11-18-2014 03:31 PM
  22. Guytronic's Avatar
    Thank you all for remaining calm!
    Thumbs up to the community.

    Moved over to phone wars.
    11-18-2014 03:57 PM
  23. a5cent's Avatar
    Microsoft has made some great designs using its own Modern design languge, such as in the Xbox One Smartglass App or Mixradio. It just that the default templates that Microsoft had made for app development in my opinion are very antiquated now. so I believe that one Microsoft updated these templates for developers we can see some all-round very beautiful and simplistic apps. in the future.
    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?
    Guytronic likes this.
    11-18-2014 03:58 PM
  24. Steve Adams's Avatar
    IMO WP apps are the best looking as they all use the same font and what not. I have yet to see any unity in anything in IOS or Android. WP is unified all the way across platform. Which is way more "beautiful" than anything on my IOS/Android deveices. and Yes I have all 3.
    11-18-2014 04:03 PM
  25. colinkiama's Avatar
    WP had the best looking apps........ Only when the developer puts effort into it, for example swarm, Viber, health and fitness, Rudy's 6apps. I find that when Windows phone apps use the Windows 8 layout, they look much nicer. Maybe apps can be more like Windows store apps in Windows 10
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    11-18-2014 04:26 PM
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