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Windows Azure Programming Patterns for Start-ups by Riccardo Becker

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Geotopia prototype

After a few sessions on the brand new concept of Geotopia, a developer built a Geotopia prototype by using Microsoft Expression Blend. This development tool can help you to create Silverlight or Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications quickly and helps you prototype or demonstrate initial versions of your product.

See the following screenshot to get an impression of the very first prototype of the Geotopia canvas:

Geotopia prototype

As you can see on the canvas, messages are decorated with a so-called pushpin. In order to be able to filter messages and comments, layering will be added to the solution. Users need to be able to turn layers ...

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