If you’re not a fan of the whole “flat” design movement there is one person to blame: Microsoft. They started it all in Windows Phone 7, and ever since that day the “Metro” design has invaded almost all aspects of the tech world. Unfortunately Windows Phone hasn’t been quite as popular as its own design.
The modern design of Windows Phone has now moved to Windows 8, the Xbox, and many other things under Microsoft’s umbrella. No one can dispute the beauty of Metro, but what about functionality? Does stripping down for a flat and modern design sacrifice some of the functionality? Windows Phone apps, like Facebook, have started to shy away from the old design and gone with less Metro-like designs to include more features. Is this the way to go?
We bring the question to you. What do you want in an app? A beautiful Metro design, or a full featured experience? Is it possible to achieve both? What are some examples? Vote in our poll below and sound off in the comments!