The example app demonstrates how to build simple, catalog-type applications for WP7, based on local XML data. It looks great, making good use of the Metro UI’s panorama and pivot controls. Even better, the main elements of this design are well documented in the wiki and release notes.
What really adds value to this project is that the app is a Windows Phone port of the QML Diner example. The wiki includes a porting guide which explains what was done, including an overview of where the design was improved. Developers can not only see the source code of both versions of the app, but also understand the scope and effort of porting between them.
The project is still marked as “in development”. If you can see ways to improve the example or have any other feedback then we’d love to hear your ideas.
– Hamish Willee (on behalf of the Projects Moderation team)