A HTC 7 Trophy smartphone was sent into the stratosphere in a balloon by The School of Engineering Science team last Friday at Southampton University. They did it for some atmospheric research work. In Flight Mode, the application developed on Windows Phone 7 platform installed on the device will be able to record and transmit GPS and location data part of the way up and down. You may question that, why Windows Phone 7 device? Why not a iPhone or Android device? Here is the answer,
"We looked at iPhone, but objective C is just not for me, on a personal level," says Johnston. "I love my Visual Studio and do a lot of net development, so I didn’t need to learn any new skills for this. The key thing is that we’re not doing all the calculations on the phone itself: Azure comes in for the serious backend processing."
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Source: Guardian UK