Our third and last application, the mobile support case application, involves tighter real-time collaboration between the server and the mobile units. We will use the .NET Compact Framework's messaging controls to build a messaging backbone across the server and the connected mobile devices so that Tomorrow Inc. technicians on the field can be instantly alerted when a new task is created in the server.
As all job-related data is stored and managed centrally on the remote server, the smart client model would be the best fit for this application. We stop short of using the thin client model because the construction of the messaging backbone will require client-side coding.
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