Thank you for such a beautiful app, Shape :)
- Awesome UI! It's probably THE BEST UI I've seen from a third party app! I love it!
- I love the well designed icons and navigation. It just works and is very intuitive!
- Please add WLM support.
- When adding contacts, it would be nice if we could scroll down the page. In landscape mode, the keyboard hides most of the password bar, leaving only about 2px available to tap on. It would be awesome to be able to scroll down to tap on it, and check (tick) the options available.
- Automatically close the IM status manager when we select an option, rather than making us press the back button. That's the expected behaviour for WP7, and it would be awesome if IM+ was consistent with this.
- Under Settings, change the heading from "Contacts List" to "Contacts" and "Push settings" to "Push", and perhaps decaptialise all the pivot headers. The two-worded headers, in my opinion, don't look as good because the gap between the two words and the gap between two different header items are the same width apart. Decapitalising the headers makes it more consistent with the WP7 experience.
- Move "IM+ Account Manager" to the settings. Most people would only use this when the add accounts for the first time, then forget about it. As such, it doesn't need to be a button on the app bar that can be accidentally touched when its never used.
- Under "IM+ Account Manager", the icon that has "edit" is a wrench, like that of "settings". I suggest changing that to the pencil icon, which is more consistent with the experience for "edit". You can see this when editing contacts under the Microsoft People app.
- Although this isn't something you can necessarily change, scrolling through a large list of contacts is very laggy. This is more to do with the framework given though, and any solutions would probably include hacks, since I tried putting 100 items into a view myself and it was really bad.
- Allow us to dismiss in-app notifications, as the WP7 experience would.
I admit that most of the suggestions are aesthetic, but it makes the app feel that much more "native". Rather than being something different, people just feel as though its part of the ecosystem and have no trouble using it, as opposed to having to learn a completely new type of app.
I hope everyone agrees with me when I say that the UI and experience with WP7 is the best in the mobile world today. As for other aspects, ugh.