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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Building a Stock Ticker Application

The main sample for this app demonstrates the three kinds of push notifications: tile, toast, and raw notifications. It is a stock ticker application that allows the user to enter a stock symbol into the phone, after which a cloud service periodically notifies the phone of stock price variations.

Note

When debugging using a phone device (not the emulator) a local WCF service is unreachable from the app. To allow a device to communicate with a local WCF service, configure Visual Studio to use IIS and use a machine name or external IP address in your WCF client configuration.

The server-side component of the sample application consists of a WCF service that allows the phone app to register itself to receive ...

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