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  • Blog Post: Video: Phone developers should use the cloud

    When you think about the monetization (awful word!) of apps for the phone, you can narrow it down to either: The app is free – it was fun building it, I don’t want to be rich. The app is paid for and entirely standalone. It doesn’t rely on any service that is firmly rooted in terra firma. The app is...
  • Blog Post: London scrubs up to a high gloss finish with Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7

    The Mayor of London is an entertaining fellow. A regular on the TV news quiz “ Have I Got News For You ” (the clip is very funny…). Here he presents a Windows Phone 7 app using Windows Azure at the back end which allows Londoners to report grafitti, rubbish dumping and so on. Of course the local council...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure and Windows Phone power Southampton University’s Research Balloon.

    I thought this was a very neat combination of mobile, cloud and more physical technologies (like a balloon!). You’ve heard of the idea of S+S and H+S+S (Hardware plus Software plus Services), normally restricted to things like say a runner’s GPS plus the software ad backend services for analysis of performance...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 + Cloud Services SDK Developer Preview is now Available

      Microsoft Research has made available for download a developer preview of its Windows Phone 7 + Cloud Services Software Development Kit (SDK). The new SDK is related to Project Hawaii, a mobile research initiative focusing on using the cloud to enhance mobile devices. The “building blocks” for...
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