Quickest way to develop a desktop alert application for windows?
I need to develop a desktop-based alert application that will poll a web service regularly and pop-up when an alert is detected and display a message.
My background is PHP/MySQL and AJAX so what would be the best technology for me to write this in? Is there an application or toolkit already that will allow me to write the SOAP interface and displaying of alerts using web technologies? Any code examples or tutorials would be much appreciated.