Windows App Development

Windows Phone is the fourth main smartphone operating system. It is the successor to Windows Mobile, although the two operating systems are incompatible. Despite its name, Windows Phone is also an operating system that is used on other devices too.

Despite the dominance of Microsoft in the PC market, Windows has never had significant market share in the smartphone market, although its current market share of around 3% does represent an upward trend, and many millions of smartphones around the world do run on Windows.

As with Blackberry, Windows is investing in development, and working with manufacturers to offer competitive products, and it will be interesting to see how its sales and market share perform in the coming years.

We here at Indian It Group(IIG) design your app to create a more consistent and fluid overall UI experience for users. Usability and design are the primary goal of app design and every Windows Phone app is designed with this at the forefront of our mind. Our designers will discuss the issues and constraints with you before developing use cases and wire frames. These become page mock-ups and we demonstrate how the design interacts with the inbuilt themes system so that you are happy with the final flow and design prior to any code being developed.

Our Windows Phone App Development Process

Once you approve the app design mock-ups, the user interface is built, generating the XAML code that forms the basis of the app using design templates that ensure that the app fits the Metro design philosophy.

Application code is then generated to fulfil the business requirements, perform the inter-page navigation & screen flow and communicate with outside processes or internal databases as needed. Careful consideration is made during this phase to successfully separate the UI components and logic to ensure an easy upgrade path in the future or make any potential port to alternative platforms such as Android or iPhone easier.

App Testing

In-house development testing is performed on the simulator initially and then on reference target hardware to ensure compatibility and a stable responsive product.
Following your approval the package, application icons and application artworks are submitted to the Windows Phone Marketplace for certification testing and insertion into the Marketplace.