For those developing location-aware Windows Store Apps for Windows 8, the Windows Runtime (WinRT) provides location data to the developer via the Location API.
The Windows Sensor and Location platform, first introduced by Microsoft back in Windows 7, allows applications to obtain information about, and react to, the hardware's physical environment.
You can use the Window Runtime Geolocation API in developing location-aware Metro Style apps, for example, attaching geo-location information to photos, searching for local Points of Interests, plo
Using Sensors and Location Data for Cutting-edge User Experiences
Geo-location on Windows 8* desktop applications using WinRT (PDF 342KB)
By Bill Sempf
Earlier this week I wrote about how to calculate the distance between two points in a location-aware app.
Recently one of my colleagues interviewed me in a short video