Windows Phone

Windows Phone offers a compelling approach to bringing distinctive apps to its customers, offering an experience not found on other platforms. Similarly, the Windows Phone developer platform is designed to help you build apps that extend the experience throughout the phone in easily discoverable ways. Check out this podcast on designing great Windows Phone apps using our design team's philosophy of "fierce reduction" – making the most out of animation, pivots and other key Windows Phone visual elements.


For even further guidance on how to build outstanding apps for Windows Phone – check out our favourites below.

Windows Phone UX Guidelines

Windows Phone Design Resources

Design Day Event

Windows Phone UX Style Design

Designing Apps

App Design Best Practices

Prototyping in Blend

Windows Phone Design Assets

PSD Templates

PNG Grid (Useful in Blend)

SDK (contains Blend and icons)

Windows Phone Tool Kit (contains extra controls for prototyping)

Faculty and Student Resources

FREE Windows Phone developer kit and store accounts from DreamSpark and teaching resources and curriculum from Faculty Connection

Windows Phone Developer Support

Did you know you can visit our forums and connect with the community of Windows Phone developers to ask questions and get answers? For the top issues and answers being discussed, check out the following:

Register and manage account

Submitting and publishing apps

Payouts and reporting