Windows Phone Design Consultation: WPCentral


Our ongoing series featuring Windows Phone design consultations continues this week, and we have an interesting case indeed. We take a look at recommendations given to Jay Bennett, creator of the very popular WPCentral application, which as you might expect has a loyal user base that turn to this resource on a regular basis for the latest details about anything and everything related to Windows Phone.

For instance, back in October, one reviewer (Kristina) of the app in Windows Phone Store had this to say: “It’s the first thing I read with my morning coffee. Well worth the price to get rid of ads, too.”

While Jay originally created the app by himself, there are several people on the core team from WPCentral, including bloggers and editors who refresh the content on a daily basis.

This app has been around since the beginning of Windows Phone 7 in early 2011, and a big part of the consultation was to help Jay find ways to update the app design from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 styles. You can find a good summary about updating design from Windows Phone 7 to 8 online.