by C&E Blogger

App Enables Users to ‘Explore the World Through Sound’ Via Windows Azure

Plenty of apps exist that allow users to share pictures, but what about sound? Foundbite, a Windows Azure customer, empowers users to capture ambient sound happening at the time of a picture or series of pictures, which form a foundbite. Once taken, a foundbite is uploaded to a map, giving users the opportunity to see and hear what’s happening around the world, like the excitement before a football game in Philadelphia or the lashing rain of a monsoon in India. Foundbites can also be posted to a website, Twitter or Facebook, and the app is available on the Windows Phone Store.

Read this blog post to learn more about Foundbite, and how Cloudant and Windows Azure technology are integrated into the mobile app.

Microsoft Releases New Set of Windows Azure Updates

Following the significant improvements to Windows Azure two weeks ago, Microsoft released another round of enhancements further demonstrating its commitment to provide the best cloud experience to customers. This week’s round of updates included the preview of Windows Azure Import/Export Service for storage, the general availability of Microsoft’s Hadoop service in the cloud, HDInsights, and a number of Web and Mobile solutions that provide a richer set of capabilities for developers to create and manage applications.

For a full roundup of the news, check out the Windows Azure blog.