SOURCE: Ratio Interactive
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Oct 8, 2012) - Just weeks away from the launch of Windows 8, scheduled for October 26th, (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/apps), Ratio Interactive (www.ratiointeractive.com), a digital agency that partners with clients to create meaningful experiences on multiple platforms, today announced the winners of its Windows 8 Design Contest.
Ratio created the contest this summer to inspire the creation of beautiful, interactive Windows 8 app designs, attracting entries from designers and developers from around the world. With current Industry estimates showing that Windows 8 will release to about 650 million devices within the first 12 months, Ratio believes this is a significant market opportunity that cannot be ignored. Entries were evaluated on concept, user experience, visual design and the use of unique features in Windows 8, including Splash Pages, Hub View, Live Tiles and Semantic Zoom.
The three winning designs included:
- First Place and $5,000 to Kenneth Disbennett for "Woodland Park Zoo," which showcased an excellent usage of typography, colors and full bleed imagery.
- Second Place and $2,500 to Minna Jyvala for "Bloom," which showcased an innovative way of selecting plants and planning your garden through a faux 3D representation.
- Third Place and $2,500 to Valentina Ferrari for "WalkSeattle," which showcased imagery masked in a fun way together with a great implementation of Semantic Zoom.
To see the winners' complete Win8 Design Contest work, visit:
"As a preferred agency partner, we wanted to show our enthusiasm and support for Windows 8 by sponsoring an event and contest that highlights the tremendous capabilities of the platform," said Russ Whitman, chief strategy officer of Ratio Interactive. "Design and user experience is a key differentiator for apps on Windows 8 and all three winners captured the essence of the new platform by designing elegant, immersive experiences that showcased the power of Win8."
The winners, alongside other contestants, will be celebrated and showcased at a Windows 8 Prelaunch Party on October 10th, hosted by Ratio Interactive. Members of the press are invited to see Windows 8 apps in action at the event and learn more about the platform by contacting Minou Nguyen at 206.779.4559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ratio Interactive
Ratio Interactive is a digital agency that partners with clients to create meaningful experiences on multiple platforms. Ratio delivers innovative apps across Windows 8, iOS, Android and Web ecosystems reaching customers on any digital screen. Ratio's specialized team of designers, engineers and strategists deliver apps for brands including Intel, Meredith, Microsoft, RealNetworks and T-Mobile. To learn more about Ratio, visit www.ratiointeractive.com or follow the company on Twitter @teamratio.