Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Feb 2013 18:25 UTC
Windows A few days ago, Microsoft released the long-awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update for all those users who will be stuck on Windows Phone 7 forever because there's no upgrade path to Windows Phone 8 other than buying a new phone. Now that it's here, what, exactly, does WP7.8 to the table?
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RE: Comment by Nelson
by ronaldst on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 14:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

It's sad.

What's even more sad is how the email app on Mango is way better than the hack job that's included in Windows 8. The Windows 8 team has terrible app designers. It's beyond me why do these apps have less functionality because they're codified in Metro UI.

I still feel dirty about Auto-Hide Panels.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 20:14 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

My feelings on the app bar are mixed:

My own findings show that a majority of people can actually find and use the app bar setting in my apps, but there is a shrinking minority of people who cannot.

I provide little hints around my app (auto showing the app bar during some situations) which help guide them, but there still is an education problem surrounding it.

I think this is the same for any OS feature in the past though. Its hard to get people to use things the way you envision them. Microsoft provided the same type of statistics for the Start Menu during Windows 7's engineering cycle.

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