Mobile social network Path will “perhaps” come to Windows Phone

In an interview, Path CEO Dave Morin told AllThingsD that the company may develop a Windows Phone version of its popular social network that’s only accessible through its mobile apps, currently available on iOS and Android.

Next up are extended platform tools (Path already has a deal to get health data from Nike), smarter friend-request filtering, and perhaps a Windows Phone app, Morin said.

With a user base of about 2 million people, Path certainly is not comparable to Facebook or Twitter. However, it is extremely popular with the tech crowd, and features an exceptionally well designed UI with lots of attention to detail – having used it myself, I can attest to that. For instance, when scrolling through your feed, there’s a small clock, with the clock hands rotating to show the time a particular entry was posted.

Similar to Instagram, it’s the kind of application that, if ported to Windows Phone, would give Microsoft’s new platform a lot of credibility with tech bloggers.

Furthermore, it would be very interesting to see how its UI, which heavily relies on drop shadows and other faux-3D effects, can translate to the minimalistic Metro design language of Windows Phone. While its marketplace already boasts over 60,000 applications, fewer of them are designed by professional designers than those on, say, iOS. A company with such proven design skills should be able to push the boundaries on Metro, thus inspiring more awesome and differentiated Windows Phone apps.

Read the full interview on AllThingsD.

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