The Tablet Show
Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell bring you the best minds in software development for tablets, phones, and mobile devices; covering WinRT/Metro, iOS, Android, and HTML/JS/CSS development 

At the Detroit stop of the .NET Rocks Visual Studio 2012 Road Trip, Carl and Richard sat down with Jeff Wilcox of 4th and Mayor fame to talk about the role of the cloud in phone applications. Jeff talks about how his application works with the Foursquare services on the back end, but how he also needed to build his own services to complete the 4th and Mayor experience - not everything his customers wanted came from Foursquare! The conversation also digs into why he built those services in node.js and the serendipity that he ended up moving from the phone team at Microsoft to Azure - working on node.js!
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Jeff Wilcox
Jeff Wilcox

Jeff Wilcox is a Senior Software Development Lead at Microsoft on Windows Azure, running the open source SDKs for .NET, Java, PHP, and Node.js. Previously Jeff was a software developer on Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 7.5, a founding member of the Silverlight Toolkit, and spent way too many years working on Silverlight. Check out Jeff's blog at and ramblings on twitter @jeffwilcox.

In his spare time, Jeff runs a popular 3rd party Foursquare app for Windows Phone called 4th & Mayor; you can find out more at

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