New Windows Phone 7 Apps Demo-ed (Netflix!)

Brad Linder —  September 17, 2010

Microsoft isn’t expected to officially release its new Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system to consumers, via new handsets, until October. But the developer tools for WP7 went final this week, and they’ve been showing off apps built for the new mobile platform left and right.

The folks behind the Seesmic social networking client for Facebook and Twitter are showing off a preview, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. The app takes advantage of the Windows Phone 7 user interface with tiles, scrolling menus, and swiping action to move between different elements. Microsoft is also showing of a demo of new Windows Phone 7 clients for Netflix (above), Twitter, Flixter, OpenTable and Travelocity.

The apps have the same basic functionality as their counterparts for iPhone, Android, and other mobile platforms. But like Seesmic, these new apps all take advantage of Windows Phone 7 UI elements. That makes the Netflix app look almost like the Zune video player for Windows Phone 7, with thumbnail icons along the right side of the Watch Instantly menu and movie genres across the top, allowing you to scroll from category to category.

This post republished from Mobiputing.

2 responses to New Windows Phone 7 Apps Demo-ed (Netflix!)

  1. i’m happy that microsoft is finally releasing windows phone 7. i truly am. i have to say though, the “look” of the OS is um… ugly. i’m looking at the seesmic video link you posted and watched the demo of this app and gosh, it’s so blahhhhhh…

    http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/15/seesmic-windows-7/

    then, with netflix, it’s all gray and black. colors like this render bland. if they just used maybe more white it would probably brighten the OS up from an app perspective.

  2. My 2 year contract is up in 2 weeks with T-Mobile. I am seriously going to take a look at W7. One of the big factors for me will be how well it plays with media center. I just took a look at the Samsung Vibrant and it looks very nice. I will have quite a decision come the end of October.