WP7 Sample: A GPS-enabled Phone App in 5 minutes!

One of the best parts of Windows Phone application development is how fast you can add sophisticated functionality to your solution.

In fact, I was teaching a weekend crash course on Windows Phone at Brigham Young University a few weeks back. Here’s a room of 100 smart, young developers following along with their laptops and Visual Studio. In a matter of hours (literally) – they had 5 sample Windows Phone applications running in their environments. Presto!

How many apps can other platforms build in a single day? Aw, snap! How many apps can other platforms build in 5 minutes? I am not kidding when I say Windows Phone development is rapid. Windows Phone developers are happy developers. Not only do they get to use Visual Studio (game changer), but the framework, Silverlight, and the OS provide them many of the tools other platforms make them jump hoops for.

In this article we will show how to use the GeoCoordinateWatcher. To be clear, I do not discuss how to use the native Bing Map control, but I do discuss it in detail in this article.

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