Chapter 5. Mobile Web App

In the previous chapter, we looked at the creation of a native desktop application, meant for distribution on the Windows Store. In this chapter, we will create a web application that lets a user log in, and see other users in the same physical area on a map. We will be using the following technologies:

  • ASP.NET MVC 4: This lets you build web applications using the Model-View-Controller design pattern and asynchronous programming
  • SignalR: This is an asynchronous two-way communication framework
  • HTML5 GeoLocation: This provides real-world location to the application
  • Client-side mapping with Google: This is to visualize geospatial information

These technologies together let you create very powerful web applications, and with ASP.NET ...

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