Recently at Vishwak Solutions, we designed & developed an offline application (Windows client application) for a consumer goods MNC firm. The application was to make it convenient for regular users to browse through the products, learn about them and then place their orders – all without using a web browser. The client team wanted the application to be attractive but too loud or jazzy, at the same time be familiar to the users who are already using their e-commerce website. Vishwak design team came out with an elegant and familiar UI for this purpose and it is shown below (company name, products and logos changed for confidentiality, all brands shown below are illustrative and are not the actual products):
Vishwak’s e-commerce team architected the application using the latest .NET Framework 4.0 and the UI was developed with XAML & Windows Presentation Framework (WPF). The team went with WPF instead of Silverlight 4.0, because of the availability of additional effects and performance of WPF for this scenario. The deployment of the application was done using ClickOnce technology from Microsoft.