A Paul Offline App Design for Windows Phone

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Not to start this on a downer, but I'm disappointed that I didn't even get a mention in the Verge article about the iOS app. Not cool given the effort I put in.

Edit for credit. Thanks Chris.

moving on then...

After designing then producing all the images and directing every pixel via email for the iOS "Paul" countdown app, I wondered what a Windows Phone "Paul" app would look like. I tracked down some specs/guidelines, did some reading, found some examples... long story short, here's what I came up with. You can click on the images to see clearer versions of them.

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A Panorama style app with just two panels. There's a simple counter on the left panel and a list of links to Paul's "Offline" series of articles on the right.

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The main feature of this app would be the tiles, the app-proper is almost redundant. The tiles are a major functional advantage over it's iOS counterpart. I designed small and medium sizes with simple information. I can't justify using the double-wide one for this app.

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A simple counter that shows only the most relevant unit of time. "Days" gets swapped out for "Hours" etc.

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Dark and light themes should be available as well as user Accent Colours for the Live Tiles and circle element around the counter.

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I'm not a coder. Something, something, something. Ben Rudolph, if you're out there, I could use a Windows Phone 8 device if you have one spare. That non-coder status might change.