Since Telegram is open sourced, we decided to develop a client for Windows Phone because all the available apps are exactly the same. Functionality and looks wise.
We canned the project because Telegram just didn’t take off as much as we would’ve liked. So here are the design concepts!
We wanted to name our app something similar to Telegram. So we came up with Lettergram.
The basic idea was to have a messaging app that looks cool and easy on the eyes and performs very fast, since you’d be using it a lot. We settled on a light blue cloud/sky theme that goes pretty good with the Telegram paper plane icon.
Instead of having a black and boring background, we decided again to go with the sky/clouds theme and spruce up the whole messaging experience. There’s also an option to use some preselected backgrounds or just any picture that a user has on its Windows Phone.
You’d also get the usual emoticons/emojis and inline images and videos in the messages itself.
Looking back we’d probably be still interested in developing Lettergram/Telegram for Windows Phone if there was a lot of demand for such app or Telegram themselves wanted to collaborate.
Just shoot me a mail and we’ll work it out! 🙂