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Building real-time connected apps with Windows Phone 8 and SignalR

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This is a recording from an MSDN webcast on April 16, 2013.

Abstract
Building apps that communitate in real-time with each other can be quite a burden. Figuring out a way to setup such a connection and implementing it can take up a lot of time. Microsoft started working on something called SignalR some time ago. The idea was to provide a quick and easy way for ASP.net developers to make their web apps communicate in real-time. In time the SignalR project has evolved and since the RC2 version it features clients for Javascript, .net, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. In this session we'll take a look at what SignalR is and what it can do for us. We'll build a service and connect our Windows Phone devices to that service. 

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- Download the Windows Phone 8 SDK.
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Have a look at the next events we have planned for developers in Belgium: http://msdn-events.be 
- Belgian app builders: discover your new home: http://msdn.be/apps AKA the Apps on Windows portal.



 

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    Joe

    I definitely agree that it's burdensome to build applications in real-time! One of the challenging parts is scaling your real-time application when you have no idea how quickly it'll grow. I recommend checking out PubNub.com for this very reason, especially if you're building your real-time app or website.

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