Posted 29 January 2012 Tweet
I can’t post a new component or library every day, but I can point you at other great blogs and folks on Twitter that would be super useful to app devs and teams building on the Microsoft stack.
This afternoon I read another of Arturo Toledo’s amazing series on Windows Phone Design – and it’s a simple but important point: apps are not just a choice between a Page, a Panorama, or a Pivot: many apps have aspects of all of these. The Music+Videos hub on the phone is built of all 3, and your app can pull that off, too: just understand the ideal content and purposes of these different types of core experiences.
31 Weeks of Windows Phone Metro Design | #5 Choosing between Panoramas, Pivots and/or Pages
Senior User Experience Designer – Windows Phone Team at Microsoft
I “borrowed” this image from Arturo’s post.
He’s had other great posts in the past, too, and expect great content to come.
Jeff Wilcox is a software development engineer at Microsoft who leads exciting open source projects on the Windows Azure team. Jeff has been at Microsoft 8 years and is an alumnus of the University of Michigan.
Jeff leads the open source Windows Azure SDK and cross-platform command line tools development team at Microsoft. Offering tooling for OS X, Windows and Linux and SDKs for Node.js, Java, .NET, PHP, Python; the work is open source, licensed under the Apache 2 license.
4th & Mayor is the top-rated social app on the Windows Phone Store with thousands of five star reviews. The best foursquare experience for Windows Phone, it is powered by a Node.js backend running on Windows Azure & Amazon Web Services. Jeff Wilcox is the developer of the app.