So, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve been working with the lovely Bernhard Thielen of Fourspot Project (who makes the WP Google Reader app NewsSpot that I’ve helped with graphics work on) to make an app for Zed Martinez. Since I’m a big advocate of Windows Phone, and since he’s a WP dev, it’s so far just for this platform (which I know most of you don’t use), but I’ve had the most recent beta for a couple days now, and I have to say it’s going to be a gorgeous thing. Partly this is because Windows Phone with the paradigm-formerly-known-as-metro makes it easy to make things look good, and partly it’s because the clean, whitespace-heavy design of WP apps works well with the style I’ve always used for this site. And it doesn’t hurt that Bernhard has been working hard to make it chock full of awesome features. When done, the app will support viewing blog posts, viewing and adding comments to posts, viewing galleries in a native viewer (with pinch/push zoom mechanics), the ability to view images from my Google Plus stream, links to contact and interact with me, and even a collection of wallpapers I made specially to look awesome on Windows Phone’s lockscreen. As well as a bunch of WP-specific things, like fast resume, live tiles for both the main app as well as for specific galleries, and other goodies. it’s going to be awesome, and should support all major versions of WP once we get it done.
After that, I’ll see how I feel about getting it made for you Android/iOS people out there (if you’re an iOS/Android dev who’d be willing to cut a poor artist a hot deal, let me know). But I gotta say, I can’t imagine anything for them looking as sexy as this: