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Color Theory Windows Phone App

Having some experience in XNA/Windows Phone Development and with the recent release of the new Windows Phone SDK, it seemed the time was ripe to try out some Silverlight Development on the Windows Phone targeted for the new 7.1 “Mango” firmware. I took on a project of creating a Color Theory Application for the Windows Phone. The idea being that maybe I could learn a little something about design in regard to the domain with which the application is targeted to, and use some of the new SDK features while learning Silverlight.

The application is simple but useful. You guide a circular control in the center of the screen to choose a color theory concept (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Analogous, Complementary, Split Complementary, Triad, Warm, and Cool). Upon selection, an animation in the center of the screen will demonstrate the concept and allow you to interactively reevaluate the concept using a specific “core” color for the non-static concepts. At the bottom of the screen is an info button to give information about the currently selected concept. This app is handy for choosing quick color schemes for presentations, web pages, etc. and allows for the user to interactively learn color theory concepts.

The App is free in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace, please feel free to check it out and review it.

Here is a video demonstrating the final product:

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