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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Sharing photos using SignalR

SignalR is the latest .NET library available for broadcasting data from a hub to its clients (similar to polling methods used for various sites such as facebook, twitter etc). More information about SignalR is available at

I have tried a simple mvc application that can be used to share photos between friends which gets updated instantaneously. An user connected to the website can upload a photo which will be automatically broadcasted to all clients connected at that point.

Here is how it looks:-

Latest version of source is available at

SignalR is an asynchronous signaling library for ASP.NET that can be used to build real-time multi-user web application. There is a simple and interesting video available on Channel 9 about SignalR, which will give you a heads-up.

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