Stuck in the sea of sameness

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The ease of developing apps for WP7 using Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend 4 together with an abundance of training materials is set to propel the new OS to bonanza of apps in the marketplace. The downside to this results in developers rushing to make apps but neglecting the important work of actually making the overall UI look good like Roger Peters and Jose Fajardo have noticed. I think many of them(developers) are stuck in the mentality of faux 3D effect and rounded corners rather than fully embracing the “authentically digital” flat 2D elements that the Metro UI guidelines encourage. I hope in time to see more apps like the “my commute” concept from ergonomidesign below as more developers realize that function is not the only part of an app that matters.

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