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Geosense for Windows

Rafael Rivera and Long Zheng have been hinting at a new initiative for a few days now.

This morning they revealed Geosense for Windows.

Geosense is a Windows Sensor that provides the Location and Sensors platform in Windows 7 with accurate and reasonably ubiquitous positioning information without requiring or the assistance of GPS hardware, enabling more practical location-based applications and scenarios on Windows 7.

The release comes with an open call to action to download and develop location aware applications against it. Who’s going to be the first out the door with a desktop FourSquare client?!

iPhone and Windows Phone 7 Series side by side comparison

Here’s an interesting post comparing the iPhone OS to Windows Phone 7 Series (WP7S). The conclusion here is that the WP7S UI makes the iPhone look dated and overloaded with chrome. I agree!

Using .NET to develop iPhone apps with Mono

Ryan Paul at Ars Technia has an interesting piece about Mono and it’s implications for bringing .NET to some unexpecd platforms through Static compilation.

This opens the door for .NET development for iPhone, Android, and the Wii. It’s a short article but does get the juices flowing.

Source: Open source Mono framework brings C# to iPhone and Wii

Free ASP.NET Charting Controls

Scott Gu tipped us off to a recently released ASP.NET server control by Microsoft (Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5) that can be used to create beautiful browser based charts. As usual Scott has put together a nice writeup with instructions, links and screen shots.