AboutYanko Andreev, Author at 1800PocketPC
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The next version of Windows is already on his way. Windows 8.1 builds recently leaked onto the web, and includes a lot of new things. The border between desktop, tablet and phone is increasingly shrinking.
My concept improve the idea of cloud-syncing – all settings you care about, files, preferences and browser favorites are always sync between all kind of Windows 8 devices. I also focus on the system introduction during the first loading – short presentation of most important Windows Phone features. This is a good way for people who try Windows Phone for the first time to get to know the platform in an easy and accessible way.
I summarize all issues and they are:
- Background notifications preferences – update interval, separate notifications for different events, friends, settings for vibrate and audio alert, Notifications within the app on/off
- Keeping scroll position when return from a picture, profile or link
- Automatic link detection within the app
- Better and easy sharing options for messages, photos, videos and links
- More post and status options – preview, hide / show, edit and delete
- More options for uploading and downloading photos and videos – mass upload/delete
- Online friends list
- Text and voice chat
- Ability for dark and light theme
- Saving screen size with better UI optimization, hiding the top panel and bottom buttons – there is no need to see all the time the facebook logo
The downside of web apps is they are very limited – but according to some of your comments - touch.facebook.com is more powerful than the native facebook app.
Now we will try to change that with today’s concept. Here is the visual part – refresh news feed and new way to access most used features.
We now live in an era where practically everything is inextricable from the Internet, including business. It’s now crucial that every business – no matter the sector – has a recognizable web presence, because the Internet replaced the phone book – now, when I’m looking for someone – not always first search is in my search engine, but directly on Maps or in a social network. Not only does Internet technology help finding and contacting business, but now helps them in online booking (or reservation) systems.
And this is my concept for online booking application for Windows Phone with clean and sample interface – for quick search and booking your next appointment.
On the home screen you can see all available objects and browse through them, or search directly for specific services or business. You can make an account to track the history of your schedule, check your current commitments, and to pay directly through the app. The next screens represent an ordinary booking of sports court.
This will be next concepts for this mount – Booking application for different kind of services.
First of all – do you use online booking at all? It’s a convenient system for booking dentists, medical services, hair & beauty …
What caused the problems of Windows Phone on a global scale – I often think that Windows Phone is supposed to have a bigger market share. The Microsoft’s platform is beautiful, fast and secure. There are a large number of OEM manufacturers and most popular applications has a WP version. Then what is the problem? The lack of unique application? The lack of a unique hardware? Crowded market? The limitations of the platform? Bad reputation? There is no clear answer to these questions.
If Microsoft wants users to abandon iOS or Android and to move to their platform, they have to offer an own unique proposal. Something that others can not. Although Windows Phone is an amazing operating system with an innovative and futuristic interface and amazing design, it offers nothing more than the products of Apple and Google.
Welcome to another year of Concepts – 2013 – It is a time of great innovation and technological advancement. I read all comments and take all good ideas from my latest post - Build your dream device running Windows Phone. Thanks for everyone – there were really good and bold ideas.
This will be next week concepts – your dream Windows Phone device. Unleash your imagination and describe the perfect device according to you – body, screen, technical specifications, special features, colors, materials, etc… I’ll try to design the best …
Our mobile app is finally updated after site redesign. Now everything is fine and works well as expected. You can download 1800PocketPC app right to your Windows Phone here.
And this is my concept for Windows 8 application, optimize for PC and tablets. You can see the Store preview, open article, share and more options. I wanted to make different and beautiful news application for Windows 8 – so it’s took me more time.
It starts with the tile. Live tiles are the heart and soul of the Windows phone. It’s a simple and elegant thing, but so powerful.
You now what is the Windows Phone moto – “Put people first” and this concept will be about people – about us and making our own tiles.
In quite a few of my previous concepts may notice a customized Live Tiles, such as not applicable in real applications. But now we have Windows Phone 8 – developed, better and much closer to Windows 8 than we can imagine. I hope so not only to dream but to see more interactive live tiles, with more options for customization and actions with them.
When all is said and done, consumers want content. With these custom Ultimate live tiles you can get more useful content on your screen – not only pictures and shortcuts, but productivity enhancement, combine notifications, clocks, combine weather, quick web …
This is one of the longest made concepts, with many changes and added things. I hope you enjoy it.
This is one of the There are several known browser among which you can choose. The choice of each is dictated by personal needs and desires. Generally I’m not interested in percentages and graphs of browser’s usage. Everything is relative and changeable. Personally I use several browsers on my PC I use each of them for different purposes. Opera is one of the famous browsers in the world and one of the Big five. I use it on my PC and on my Android device. Also I’ve tried the unofficial homebrew version for my Windows Phone.
Currently Opera has a similar look at all mobile platforms – for Android, for iOS, for Windows Mobile and the ported homebrew version – different platforms – same look. I’m sure this is a company policy and of course – is a brand. Nothing prevents the Opera developer team to release an official version for Windows Phone with the same familiar look and completely to ignore the Windows Phone requirements. I’ll try to change that, and I will present my vision for transformed Opera for Windows Phone.
This is not a review of Windows 8. You can read a lot of reviews and surely many of you are already familiar with the new features offered by the system, and for sure and some of you have tried some of the official beta versions.
Graphic design has certainly been one of the faster changing professions in the last decade, but like all other design disciplines it is a part of today’s global crisis. We have always designed for the future: in hope of increased pleasure, comfort, power, efficiency and return on investment. This time around we must design because of the past. We must counter a legacy of designs that left us with too much clutter, misinformation, pollution and dangerous inventions. We have progressively learnt to adapt to a world of increased acceleration and complexity. It is now time for the designed world to adapt back to humanity and for us to bring solutions of slowness and simplicity. Innovation should be defined not by novelty, but by sustainability. This is my viewpoint for Windows 8 – as a regular user and as a graphic designer.
Already more than a year I do concepts for 1800pocketpc.com. I want to thank Saijo for the opportunity that gave me, as well as all readers of the blog for their support and criticism.
Approximately one year ago I did my first concept – for Skype. Since then many things have changed, I changed my style and way of working. Making concepts is not an easy job, because in addition to the design of the interface and graphic elements they must be combined with useful and interesting features. Often, these features are my ideas and are sometimes are practically unenforceable because of the limitations of the platform. Some of the concepts are ready for days, others ripen for weeks. Very often happens to rework my concepts, because in the course of my work, get new ideas – better, or I’m just not happy with the end result. And it is therefore sometimes (quite often) I am not ready with concepts of time, for which I sincerely apologize to Saijo :(. Often I overloaded with additional work, which combined with my regular job frequent brings me sleepless nights. But I’m not complaining, I’m glad when I am ready to work.
This is my concept for alternative browser for Windows Phone. Currently The Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) does not allow sufficient access to the lower level code required to create their own browsers, while in the next version it may well be possible. This will allow third party developers to port and develop apps (such as browsers) to Windows Phone much easier.
The possible existence of third party browsers will be welcome news for people that want more choices or just don’t like IE. This motivates me to provide a competitive product for the audience of Windows Phone – Chrome – one of my personal favorite desktop browsers. It’s not as clean, beautiful and fast as Internet Explorer 10, but (in my personal experience) it’s better in other situations. The most important and useful feature for me is the sync option between all devices with Chrome – this bring my open tabs, bookmarks and Omnibox data from my computer to my phone or tablet. You will notice that concept is made of several ideas, not only for Chrome, but for Windows Phone 8 too. I combine real features with my ideas – all in the name of good experience.
Choice is everything.
Currently The Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) does not allow sufficient access to the lower level code required to create their own browsers, while in the next version it may well be possible. This will …
Welcome to Concepts again. The summer is over now, all vacations and troubles are finished and we back in business. This will be the first concept of this season. You will notice that concept is made of several ideas, not only for Office, but for Windows Phone 8 too. I combine real features with my ideas – all in the name of good experience.
Microsoft introduce recently the preview of the new Office. It’s a powerful service that helps you unleash your best ideas, get things done and stay connected on the go. It’s amazing new product with a lot of new features and visual enhancements. Experience Office at its best on Windows 8 devices – from your home PC, tablet and now on your phone. Access what matters from the start with a fast and fluid interface that puts your most-important documents, applications and people right up front. The new Office will use the bigger screens on Windows Phone 8 devices and will show more and rich user interface, and still will be easy to use. There is also new visual shared clipboard, that can be accessed any in the phone and that allows you to copy multiple objects as text, images and URLs and use it anytime.