I've noted the previous topics on Windows Phone 7 best practices and will be reading the suggested docs over several coffees this evening, but to help me on my way I'd appreciate any input you all may have in this area.
I'm looking into the viability of porting an iOS app to Windows Phone 7 and what that might mean for existing interaction and UX. Are there any mental models that Windows Phone users have developed that differ from other platforms? Has anybody encountered any problems with this process in the past? I'm interested to see if there is much written about this so far and would be hugely grateful for links to research or articles, but anecdotal examples are equally welcome. I'm familiar with iOS and Android characteristics but haven't managed to get hold of a Windows device to play with yet.
I'm happy to wade through developer talk but real nuggets of design insight are proving elusive so far. Is that because the platform is relatively young or because porting simply isn't too much of a headache from a UX point of view?
To refine slightly: Are there any stand-out examples of apps that have been repurposed for Metro that have successfully retained some iOS/Android interaction principles, or typically does the approach tend to be a full Metro-ifying of the UX from top to bottom? Is there a precedent for this kind of process yet or is it largely in the hands of the developer?