Hardcore WindowsPhone Developers, Check Out SignalR
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this may just be the shortest post, with the most amount of work going into it
so, if you are passionate about windows phone development, a little something on the .net web stack should interest you. it is called signalr — an async signaling library for persistent connections between server & client. the real fun begins when you consider windows phone applications as client, with a signalr powered server backend .. you get real-time connectivity on windows phone!! and tons of possibilities, like chat, maps, game scores, stock tickers, object exchange etc.
i was quite excited by the opportunities and took a stab at writing a helper library with a demo windows phone application & a signalr backend server. since signalr is open-source, along with most knowledge around it, why not this? so, all of my work is on codeplex, ready to view/download/extend. a lot more work needs to go in to improve the libraries & may be make nugets sometime. please give it a shot .. download & hit f5. would appreciate any feedback!
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