Building reactive XAML apps with ASP.NET SignalR and MVVM

added by pwalat
5/8/2013 10:16:10 AM


A great portion of mobile applications consumes data from HTTP services. This is usually achieved as a pull scenario in which apps initiate the data flow from the server. In many cases pushing data to the client is a more natural and potentially much better solution. In this blog post I will explore how ASP.NET SignalR can help XAML developers simplify the task of creating and consuming push services over HTTP. I will also show how to leverage MVVM pattern to create a user experience that is driven by incoming data. The example will be built for Windows Phone 8 and will use MVVM Light library.