The Tailspin Scenario

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This chapter introduces a fictitious company named Tailspin. Tailspin’s flagship product is an online service named Surveys that enables other companies or individuals to conduct their own online surveys. Tailspin wants to extend this service to mobile users, enabling subscribers to the Surveys application to publish surveys to people with Windows® Phone 7 devices. These people can use the mobile application to capture survey data from the field. As with any company
embarking on a new project, there are many issues to consider and challenges to meet, particularly because Tailspin has not used the Windows Phone 7 platform before. The chapters that follow show, step by step, how Tailspin designed and built a survey client application to run on Windows Phone 7 devices.