I’ve written a little application that trawls the internet for footy gossip so that users can have a one stop shop for all the latest rumours.
The solution is pure C# and Azure. The website is hosted on Windows Azure, the data is stored on SQL Azure and the service that trawls the RSS feeds is running on Azure.
Here’s a screenshot:
You can hit the live site by clicking on the following link: http://footy.cloudapp.net/
The application reads various sports RSS feeds and stores the title and links to the articles within SqlAzure (note: I’ve hidden some sensitive data):
To view one the feeds click on the this link from The Mirror newspaper in the UK:
Seeing as I’ve got this week off work I’m thinking about knocking up a Silverlight application to deploy to WP7 (Windows Phone). The tricky part is I don’t own a Windows Phone so testing might be tough. I’ll give it a go and write a blog post on my learnings. Here’s hoping Mango is as good as the Microsoft sales team say it is!