SilverGPS – Background


One of my inspirations for putting together this sample application was being part of an interesting case study that was recently published on Microsoft.com about how a large global security company was using mobile applications built on the Microsoft platform to gain a technical advantage in a very competitive marketplace.  They also had a unique application that leveraged Virtual Earth to create a "Geo-Fence" around the perimeter to detect when a guard entered an exited the secure area or even moved on the grounds...

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They leveraged the .NET Managed GPS layer in the SDK to quickly create  very compelling mobile applications in a very short amount of time. 

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One of the most unique aspects was how they leveraged every aspect of the device's capabilities (from monitoring battery power to leveraging SMS text messaging to trigger device alerts): 

 

So, we finally come to my personal reasons for creating this application and the cool new features in VS2008: 

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Stay tuned for Part 1 in the Series - "Building the SilverGPS .NET CF Client GPS Tracker Application"

 

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