At Rio Hondo today, I gave my first Imagine Cup talk with Alice Pang (make sure to visit her blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/alicerp ). Alice gave her talk on Web Matrix, which might seem kind of base if I had a focus on Windows Phone 7, but really it isn’t.
We often think of the phone separate from the web, oh sure we use the web from the phone, but doesn’t it at times seem disconnected from the “apps”. If we think of the apps though, we get phone apps through the internet and how do we research what the apps do. We could use the reviews in the marketplace, but wouldn’t it be better to use a web site? What a web site that is specially tuned to our phone application?
Now what is a Web Service, basically it is a way for the server to transmit data in a structured way to consuming websites and programs elsewhere on the internet. What is an example of this? NOAA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the general site is http://www.noaa.gov, but the site also has web services that you could consume in your Web Matrix site and on the phone. One of the types of web services is SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) based:
In a game like Angry Dolphins, you could use live wind data for the location the game is being played at, how? Come on, that would mean I would have to do some real work instead of blathering.
So now I have to follow up on this article. But for now, got to go!