I recently had the opportunity, through my university, to attend a 12 hour Windows Phone Hackathon. The premise was this: “You have 12 hours to build a somewhat functional Windows Phone 7 app.”
Then I started looking at apps (both stock and 3rd party), and I realized something. Every app looked the same. Every. Single. App.
Even colors were the same. Our Microsoft programming guide even told us that we should use the system’s foreground and accent colors to give the app a uniform look.
Interesting thought. I guess the Windows Phone apps I’ve been playing with do tend to look a bit similar.