So a dev made a photo gallery using the Metro UI in Silverlight and then decided to port it to WP7. How long did the port take? 90 minutes. And of that time. a half hour was spent porting and an hour was spent adding the app bar, back navigation and optimizing performance. And the WP7 and desktop version share 90% of the same code. And the app even supports Deep Zoom (which is essentially a huge photo so you can keep zooming in without getting pixilated). Here’s a look at the app.
Again, we’re reminded how the decisions of MS are resulting in a great environment for devs who can easily make beautiful programs without much time or hassle.