Steve “Guggs” Guggenheimer is the Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform & Evangelism and Chief Evangelist for Microsoft.
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So beyond being beautiful on the outside, it’s the inside that is even more interesting. The database powering it includes user tips and pictures from 35 million users, creating unique location information built on a social network. Whatever time of day you search, Foursquare is going to offer local search results based on a database that’s tailored to what’s popular, when you’re searching. If in the morning you search for somewhere to eat the results are going to show you what’s popular there and then – you’ll see coffee shops and diners, not steakhouses. Results are also tailored to where you and your friends go, and what you do. Of course, as a big sports fan, I pulled up our stadium here, and right away, it shows me great pictures including the Sounders game three nights ago where we took down the Portland Timbers.
With user tips and pictures pulled in from people around the world, there is powerful data behind this app. Together with Windows 8, Foursquare paints a beautiful canvas of the places around you. We’re all really excited about the launch of Foursquare on Windows tablets and can’t wait to see what you think of it!
Here is the link: apps.microsoft.com/.../3b4b8be2-f224-4827-9449-019739d9c4c8
Can you give some insight on your choice of HTML5/JS over/or not Xaml/C#? Developer resources?