Hardcore WindowsPhone Developers, Check Out SignalR
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!