Alternative Title: We are serious about Windows Phone 7
We are pretty serious about getting a foothold on Windows Phone 7 with our ShopSavvy app (click here to request a beta version). To that end we were fortunate to be able to recruit Matthias Shapiro for the job. Working alongside our team, Matthias will be responsible for the ShopSavvy user experience on Microsoft’s upcoming mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.
Matthias is an award winning Silverlight and WPF designer (read more: RNC Award, CNN, O’Reilly) and author of the Designer Silverlight Blog. He has been active as a Silverlight UI designer/developer for years, promoting the use of ‘Expression Blend’ as a design and development tool through tutorials and open projects. Matthias is the perfect example of the ‘interaction designer’ – halfway between designer and developer. His submission on Silverlight and Information Visualization to the MIX2010 conference Open Call was one of the highest voted entrants, earning him a spot as a MIX2010 speaker.
On the Windows Phone 7 front, Matthias was a usability lead and UX designer for the Veracity Solutions “Pillbox“. Pillbox is an open source Windows Phone 7 project demonstrating the use of LOB design and development within the WP7 development enrivonment. It was described by Charlie Kindel, Microsoft Partner Group Program Manager for Windows Phone developer experience as “Flipping brilliant in SO many ways!”
Frankly we are humbled that Matthias would join us in our effort to build the very best mobile shopping app on Windows Phone 7. Check out Matthias live: