Back in June we hosted a competition that asked developers to use the AdaptivePageLayout component from the UI toolkit to create an app that converges across devices. We had some very impressive entires that used the component in different ways; choosing a winner was hard. However, after testing all the apps the design team chose a winner: the Timer App.
The AdaptivePageLayout component eliminates guesswork for developers when adapting from one form factor to another. It works by tracking an infinite number of virtual columns that may be displayed on a screen at once. For example, an app will automatically switch between a 1-panel and 2-panel layout when the user changes the size of the window or surface, by dragging the app from the main stage to the side stage.
You can read more about convergence and how the adaptive page layout works in the App design guides.
The Timer app impressed the design team the most with its slick transitions, well thought-out design and ease of use. It used the AdaptivepageLayout well when it translated to different screens.
Thank you to all who participated in making their apps look even more slick. Here are the other entries:
2nd: AIDA64 App
3rd: Movie Time
4th: Ubuntu Hangups
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