• .NET Mobile

    Design Templates for Windows Phone

    A mobile app will look better if you have a designer helping you, right? This one is a no brainer. Reality is that many Windows Phone developers don’t always have this luxury.  Matching the Metro design guidelines to the highest Metro standards can also be tricky sometimes.  To help you on this front, RadControls for Windows Phone introduces Metro Design templates for Windows Phone with this second release for the year. More than 20 page and content Metro design templates will make your app nicer and your job easier. On top of that you get a Visual Studio wizard helping you...
  • .NET Mobile

    Touch up your app with Telerik’s MetroTouch skin for ASP.NET AJAX

    Have you ever experienced difficulties with hitting a button on a touch screen because of the button’s small size? Haven’t you wished texts were larger so you don’t need to zoom-in to read? No more troubles - our new MetroTouch skin for Telerik’s ASP.NET AJAX controls is coming on board with Q2 2012, expected in about a week!    
  • .NET Mobile

    How to design a Windows 8 Metro style app starting from an existing Windows Phone app – Part 2

    Welcome to the second blog where we talk about the main similarities and differences between the design guidelines of the Windows 8 and the Windows Phone platforms and what this means to designers and developers. In the  first blog post we covered: Design process Layout and navigation In this part we will take a deeper look at: Commands and actions Touch Orientation and views Notifications and live tiles Telerik upcoming Windows 8 suite You can download the full series as: high resolution pdf  (~7 MB), or low resolution pdf (~2 MB).
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    Designing a Windows 8 Metro style app starting from an existing Windows Phone app – Design Case Study Part 1

    A lot of the Windows Phone developers out there are already considering porting their Windows Phone apps to Windows 8. May be you are thinking: from Metro to Metro - it has to be pretty easy and straightforward, doesn’t it? Let’s see if this is true. This case study gives insights into porting the design of an existing Windows Phone app to a Windows 8 Metro app. It discusses the main similarities and differences between the design guidelines of the two platforms, what can and cannot be reused. User Experience Design Guidelines for Windows Phone User Experience Design Guidelines for Windows 8 For...
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    New Hub Tile Control for Your Windows Phone Apps

    With our Q1 2012 SP1 release we managed to bundle something that will make your apps go off the fanciness chart, something that will make your apps look way better. That something is called RadHubTile and the WP7 home screen experience is now available to your apps without any effort. Just put one of the hub tiles we have prepared for you on your page and watch your app shine. That probably sounds great but how do you actually use that thing? “Where are the classes!?” I hear you shout. They will be revealed a little later because I think it’s time...