News Site Offers Web Experience for National Elections With Microsoft Silverlight
Espectador.com is the online presence of Uruguay's oldest and most-respected radio station, Radio El Espectador. When covering the 2009 presidential elections, Espectador.com wanted to offer a dramatically enhanced Web experience to grow its audience and advertising revenue. The company worked with Microsoft Uruguay and Microsoft Certified Partner Innicia to create new online news offerings that used Microsoft Silverlight. A team consisting of three developers and one designer built three downloadable applications for the primary, general, and run-off elections over a period of just six months. The applications work with Espectador.com's Linux and PHP infrastructure and take advantage of local processing and storage resources so that people can easily explore news reports, poll results, policy statements, audio and video clips, and other information.