Our first Windows Store App: Skinned Calculator

We released our first Windows Store app earlier this week:  A calculator app that supports multiple skins. 

We’re concentrating on adding the art and user experience to make a better experience for our customers.  The first skin is a steampunk skin.  It’s   novel look at a simple application:

SteampunkLandscape                                       SteampunkPortrait                               SteampunkSnap  



The Second skin is a kids calculator skin. Note that this skin has fewer functions than the steampunk skin. we wanted to make an app you’d be happy to let small children use to check their homework:


KidsLandscape                                   KidsPortrait                                       KidsSnapped



We also added history and sharing features. If you use the calculator in snap mode, or portrait mode, the screen has 5 lines of display instead of 1. Also, you can share from this app, putting all the calculation history as text in an email message, or a document.

We’re working on other skins and more functions.  Please use the comments to let me know what you’d want to see.

Created: 9/29/2012 7:27:37 PM

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