Add support for geo-spatial types and queries
Add built in support for geo-spatial types (lat, long) and queries within range of a point, ordered by proximity to a point.
Can not seem to apply a spatial index to geography data type column in SQL database (is this only a restriction to the free 20MB?)
Nick Harris, one of the developer evangelists on the Mobile Services team has a geolocation sample Windows Store app available for download here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsazure/Geolocation-sample-end-to-5d9ee245
Chris Risner, another developer evangelist on the Mobile Services team has two great iOS posts:
-Displaying information on maps: http://chrisrisner.com/31-Days-of-iOS--Day-20%E2%80%93Displaying-Information-on-Maps
-Showing the user's location on maps: http://chrisrisner.com/31-Days-of-iOS--Day-19%E2%80%93Showing-the-User%27s-Location-with-Maps
I know these aren't the desired level of support, but I hope these are useful in the interim nonetheless.
Mike H. commented
LBS, here they come.
For LBS to work with highest fidelity, it might be useful to use speed and direction information along with the position. We could then have scripts do a lot of work before SQL.