Can Windows Mobile UIs Look as Good as the iPhone? Yes, They Can!

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The Apple iPhone has set a new benchmark for the appearance and usability of mobile apps. There is a widely held perception that Windows Mobile apps cannot compete in this respect, but there is a new generation of apps coming along that look just as great and support touch gestures. True, the standard controls in the Visual Studio Toolbox look a bit 'Windows 95-ish', but armed with some fairly simple programming techniques, a little knowledge of how controls get painted on the screen and the skills of a decent graphic artist, Windows Mobile developers can create applications that look great--and enjoy the far superior productivity that developing with the .NET Compact Framework gives you.

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