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Thursday Jul 24, 2014 at 10:42 AM | Posted by: Selva Ganapathy
After some interaction with Microsoft's universal Windows apps, we did some comparisons with our universal controls and found that we have succeeded in creating many real-time universal applications. Those samples are now showcased in our studio. Let's tour one of our showcased samples: the Patient Monitor. Patient Monitor The Patient Monitor demo is a real-time use case application for doctors ... [More]
Tuesday Nov 26, 2013 at 07:45 PM | Posted by: Morgan Cartier
With the upcoming gift-giving season in mind, we asked several members of the Syncfusion team what holiday gifts are at the top of their lists this year. Surface 2 Hillary Bowling, marketing coordinator at Syncfusion and avid reader, loves the Surface tablet for its user-friendly interface and the simplicity of purchasing and reading books directly through the Kindle app. According to Hillary, i... [More]
Tuesday Oct 8, 2013 at 06:51 PM | Posted by: Daniel Jebaraj
The release of Windows 8.1 is around the corner. A breadth of opinion has been written about the Windows 8 user interface, but when all is said and done, Windows 8 is a revolutionary update that propels Windows into the age of tablets and touch devices. As is usually the case with Microsoft, it has listened to feedback and made careful tweaks to the user experience with Windows 8.1. At Syncf... [More]
Monday Sep 30, 2013 at 11:11 PM | Posted by: Tres Watkins
A few weeks back I wrote about the challenge of writing copy to fit the Live Tiles of the Windows Start screen. Tight space, rotating text, and the dominant role of photos call the copywriter—who, these days, will likely be the developer—to be conscientious of the writing and how it’s seen by the user. The flat-design of the new Windows 8 interface is simple and efficient, but... [More]
Tuesday Aug 13, 2013 at 11:03 AM | Posted by: Tres Watkins
Windows 8 gives us a new paradigm in digital design, one that tethers iconography, photography, and copy together to communicate the purpose and status of an app. Microsoft’s Live Tiles not only represent an app’s identity, they also display updates to the app’s key content. Live tiles on the Start screen do more than declare what the app is; they convey to users that your app is... [More]
Friday Jun 14, 2013 at 04:45 PM | Posted by: Morgan Cartier
The latest version of Syncfusion Essential Studio was officially released on May 24, and includes updates for all platforms as well as over 50 new controls. Due to the unique needs associated with developing touch-enabled interfaces, we made many existing controls touch-friendly for Windows 8 and WinRT. For example, our classic Schedule control has been around for ten years, but it has been update... [More]
Friday Apr 12, 2013 at 08:40 PM | Posted by: Graham High
The latest edition of the Succinctly series may prove to be its most popular title yet. Windows Store Apps Succinctly by John Garland delivers the basics of developing Windows Store apps with the focus and clarity consistent with Syncfusion's previous e-books. And although it is a bit longer than other titles in the Succinctly series, every page is necessary—comparable Windows Store development ma... [More]
Friday Apr 5, 2013 at 09:04 PM | Posted by: Daniel Jebaraj
Windows 8’s critics claim it has not lived up to its expectations, and adoption has been slower than anticipated. While there may be downsides, the majority of criticism is coming from a short-term perspective. Windows 8 demonstrates Microsoft’s efforts to eventually converge the desktop and tablet, aiming to put itself ahead of the curve. The convergence of desktops and tablets is sim... [More]

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