Seles Games, the company behindÂ popular news readers Weave (reviewed here),Â Windows Phone News, Tech News Now, as well as several other apps, recently switched to Windows Azure to provideÂ fast delivery of news for WP7 users. Their press release appears below.
Windows Azure competes with Amazon Web Services as well as Google App Engine in the realm of cloud computing – and while Amazon’s cloud solution is the more widely used and discussed platform,Â Microsoft has made an excellent case for Windows Phone developers to use Azure for Windows Phone development.
“Press Release: Seles Games switches to Windows Azure for all news apps – sees huge speed gains.
Since switching to Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, we have seen a dramatic reduction in the amount of time it takes to download articles in our news apps.
The gains have been staggering – even on a slow cellular connection, our apps are able to download news in a fraction of the time it took prior to using theÂ Windows Azure platform!
By leveraging Azure, our apps such as Weave and Windows Phone News are able toÂ bring users fresh news up to 5000% faster than competing products. That is no typo – compared to an app like Pulse,Â we can download over 3 times as many feeds and do it 50 times faster.
We are very pleased with Windows Azure as a platform. We will be continue to leverage Azure for our news reader apps, as well as some new apps we have in the pipeline.
We believe it is a very compelling platform for Windows Phone developers who need a fast cloud-based solution.
Seles Games is a company dedicated to providing incredible Windows Phone application experiences to users.
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