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The TouchXperience UI Shows MS What WP7 Could Be

The TouchXperience project for Windows Phones continues to march forward and here’s the latest video showing off the UI. It utilizes the panoramic views to create subfolders (each being its own page if you wanted) and you can have folders on any page as well. You can even toggle from a list view to an icon view (that matches the WP7 tile UI). Just watch the first 30 seconds of this video to get a feel for it (or keep going to see how customizable it is).

A few great things are going on here. The ability to make folders and organize files is of course a huge win. The ability to customize views is great as well. I can have settings, apps, shortcuts…all living in harmony without cluttering my home screen.

So when will this app hit Marketplace? Never. It violates a lot of the terms of use currently, like the ability to call other apps to open. For now though it’s something Microsoft should look at and learn from. There is demand for this and clearly there are third party developers that are doing this so MS should either do something similar in-house or just look to hire Julien Schapman who has proven to be a talented and dedicated WP7 developer. Either way, it’s time to push the platform forward. I don’t want to wait two years for folders to come to WP7. As it stands now I have to think about downloading more apps because it makes the never ending lists longer to flick through.