Microsoft's Metro design language, which was first introduced with Windows Phone 7, and will be the centrepiece of Windows 8, is a total rethink of how Windows looks, feels and behaves: so it's an exciting time for developers!
With the launch of Windows 8 only months away, we decided we wanted to get our feet wet and start developing an app for Windows 8. It had to be something that wouldn't take a year to develop, not too complex, but also something we would use ourselves.
In other words, what is the first app that we would want to download at the launch of Windows 8?
Well, we're all pretty big fans of Reddit and at least a few of us are hooked on the Alien Blue client for iOS (if you use Reddit and have an iOS device, go get it now and go PRO). So, we decided a great way for us to jump into Windows 8 development would be through a Reddit client!
After a few design sessions we came up with a vision for how it might be realized, and here are the resulting mockups:
Tapping/clicking on any tile brings you into a specific post view with a preview of the link (when possible) and comments. From here you can choose to open the link in Internet Explorer (see PDF below for more detailed mockups).
For a much more thorough overview of the design and interface navigation, you can check out our full design doc (PDF).
Keep in mind that this is a vision of how our Reddit app on Metro could look. Some features were left out, and we're admittedly newbies when it comes to Windows 8. If you have any feedback for us, please let us know in the comments or contact us. We welcome suggestions, questions, and best of all, brutal honesty.
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