Mobile Apps

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Service Description

"Connected mobile Apps," i.e., lightweight applications executed on mobile devices, are often networked via backend services. The individual clients exchange data, store data, perform authentication, etc. via these services. Microsoft Azure Mobile Apps offer a collection of exactly these frequently needed services on Microsoft Azure. These services include, inter alia, the following functions:

  • User authentication (via Microsoft Account, Facebook, Twitter, and Google ID) with appropriate access control for service calls
  • Storage of data in Blob, Table, Queue Service, or SQL Database
  • Communication via Service Bus
  • Push notifications
  • Scheduled execution of server-side scripts

It is also possible to provide custom interfaces in addition to data-based interfaces (for writing, reading, modifying, deleting data).

The preconfigured Microsoft Azure Mobile Apps can be deployed very easily, without major programming effort, as backend services for Windows 8.x, Windows Phone 8.x, Windows 10, iOS, Android, and Web clients. Templates for relevant new Apps or code fragments for existing Apps can be downloaded from the portal. This greatly simplifies the development of simple mobile applications that use cloud services.

Getting Started

  1. 9/27/2016, Webpage
    Mobile Apps leverages the functionality of Azure App Service to add sign-in, push notifications, and data sync to your mobile app. Connect your app to enterprise systems and...
  2. 5/10/2017, Video, 0:17:31
    Mobile applications present a unique set of design challenges and opportunities that differ from traditional desktop and browser based applications. With powerful...
  3. 5/10/2017, Video, 0:18:49
    Creating connected mobile applications often requires some form of backend infrastructure. In this session, you'll learn how to reuse your existing .NET skills to quickly...
  4. 11/14/2016, Mva
    If you’re looking to build powerful web and mobile apps that connect to data anywhere, don’t miss this course on Azure App Service. With this cloud platform, you can do just...
  5. 4/10/2017, Webpage
    App Service has come a very long way in the nearly 5 years it has been a service in Azure. Along the way, we’ve added a number of features, changed the pricing model, we’ve...

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Azure Documentation

1. App Service Documentation
2. Overview
     2.1. About Web Apps
     2.2. About App Service on Linux
     2.3. About App Service Environments
     2.4. Compare hosting options
3. Quickstarts
     3.1. Create .NET Core app
     3.2. Create .NET Framework app
     3.3. Create Node.js app
     3.4. Create PHP app
     3.5. Create Java app
     3.6. Create Python app
     3.7. Create static HTML site
4. Tutorials
     4.1. 1 - App with DB
          4.1.1. .NET Core with SQL DB
          4.1.2. .NET with SQL DB
          4.1.3. PHP with MySQL
          4.1.4. Node.js with MongoDB
          4.1.5. Java with MySQL
          4.1.6. Python with PostgreSQL
     4.2. 1 - Host RESTful API
     4.3. 2 - Map Custom Domain
     4.4. 3 - Bind SSL Certificate
     4.5. 4 - Add CDN
5. Samples
     5.1. Azure CLI
     5.2. Azure PowerShell
     5.3. Resource Manager templates
6. Concepts
     6.1. How App Service works
     6.2. App Service plans
     6.3. OS functionality
     6.4. Authentication and authorization
     6.5. Hybrid connections
     6.6. Traffic Manager integration
     6.7. Local cache
     6.8. Diagnostics
     6.9. OS and runtime patching
7. How-To guides
     7.1. Configure app
          7.1.1. Use app settings
          7.1.2. Upload existing Java app
          7.1.3. Configure PHP
          7.1.4. Python
          7.1.5. Connect to on-prem resources
     7.2. Deploy to Azure
          7.2.1. Deploy the app
      Deploy ZIP or WAR
      Deploy via FTP
      Deploy via cloud sync
      Deploy continuously
      Deploy from local Git
      Deploy with template
          7.2.2. Set deployment credentials
          7.2.3. Create staging environments
          7.2.4. Resource Manager template guidance
     7.3. Map custom domain
          7.3.1. Buy domain
          7.3.2. Map domains with Traffic Manager
          7.3.3. Migrate an active domain
     7.4. Secure app
          7.4.1. Buy SSL cert
          7.4.2. Authenticate users
      Authenticate with Azure AD
      Authenticate with Facebook
      Authenticate with Google
      Authenticate with Microsoft account
      Authenticate with Twitter
          7.4.3. Use Managed Service Identity
          7.4.4. Use SSL cert in application code
          7.4.5. Configure TLS mutual authentication
     7.5. Scale app
          7.5.1. Scale up server capacity
          7.5.2. Configure PremiumV2 tier
          7.5.3. Scale out to multiple instances
     7.6. Monitor app
          7.6.1. Quotas & alerts
          7.6.2. Enable logs
     7.7. Manage app
          7.7.1. Manage the hosting plan
          7.7.2. Back up an app
          7.7.3. Restore a backup
          7.7.4. Clone an app
          7.7.5. Move resources
     7.8. Run background tasks
          7.8.1. Create WebJobs
          7.8.2. Develop WebJobs using VS
8. Reference
     8.1. Azure CLI
     8.2. Azure PowerShell
     8.3. REST API
9. Resources
     9.1. Azure Roadmap
     9.2. Pricing
     9.3. Quota Information
     9.4. Service Updates & Release Notes
          9.4.1. Azure Updates
          9.4.2. Azure SDK for .NET 3.0
          9.4.3. Azure SDK for .NET 2.9
          9.4.4. Azure SDK for .NET 2.8
          9.4.5. Azure SDK for .NET 2.7
          9.4.6. Azure SDK for .NET 2.6
          9.4.7. Azure SDK for .NET 2.5.1
          9.4.8. Azure SDK for .NET 2.5
          9.4.9. Azure SDK for .NET 2.4
          9.4.10. Azure SDK for .NET 2.3
          9.4.11. Azure SDK for .NET 2.2
          9.4.12. Azure SDK for .NET 2.1
          9.4.13. Azure SDK for .NET 2.0
     9.5. Best practices
     9.6. Samples
     9.7. Videos
     9.8. Cookbooks
          9.8.1. Reference Architectures
          9.8.2. Deployment Scripts
     9.9. Troubleshooting
          9.9.1. Troubleshoot with Visual Studio
          9.9.2. Troubleshoot Node.js app
          9.9.3. Troubleshoot HTTP 502 & 503
          9.9.4. Troubleshoot performance issues
          9.9.5. FAQ
      Availability, performance, and application FAQ
      Deployment FAQ
      Open source technologies FAQ
      Configuration and management FAQ
1. Overview
     1.1. What are Mobile Apps?
     1.2. App Service plans
2. Get Started
     2.1. Create mobile apps
          2.1.1. Android
          2.1.2. Cordova
          2.1.3. iOS
          2.1.4. Windows
          2.1.5. Xamarin.Android
          2.1.6. Xamarin.Forms
          2.1.7. Xamarin.iOS
3. How To
     3.1. Plan & design
          3.1.1. Authentication and Authorization in Azure Mobile Apps
          3.1.2. Offline Data Sync in Azure Mobile Apps
          3.1.3. Best Practices for Azure App Service
          3.1.4. App Service plans in-depth
          3.1.5. High-density hosting
          3.1.6. App Service Environment
     3.2. Develop
          3.2.1. Android
      Enable offline sync
      Add authentication
      Add push notifications
      Work with the client SDK
          3.2.2. Cordova
      Enable offline sync
      Add authentication
      Add push notifications
      Work with the client SDK
          3.2.3. iOS
      Enable offline sync
      Add authentication
      Add Push Notifications
      Work with the client SDK
          3.2.4. Windows
      Enable offline sync
      Add authentication
      Add push notifications
      Work with the client SDK
          3.2.5. Xamarin.Android
      Enable offline sync
      Add authentication
      Add push notifications
      Work with the client SDK
          3.2.6. Xamarin.Forms
      Enable offline sync
      Add authentication
      Add push notifications
      Work with the client SDK
          3.2.7. Xamarin.iOS
      Enable offline sync
      Add authentication
      Add push notifications
      Work with the client SDK
          3.2.8. Work with the server SDK
      .NET backend
      Node.js backend
      Client and server versioning
          3.2.9. App Service Environment
      Create a web app in an App Service Environment
      How To Create an ILB ASE Using Azure Resource Manager Templates
      Using an Internal Load Balancer
     3.3. Deploy
          3.3.1. Cloud sync deployment
          3.3.2. Continuous deployment
          3.3.3. Staging environments
          3.3.4. Local Git deployment
          3.3.5. Azure Resource Manager deployment
     3.4. Scale
          3.4.1. Scale-up an app
          3.4.2. App Service Environment
      Geo Distributed Scale with App Service Environments
      Scaling apps in an App Service Environment
      Autoscaling in an App Service Environment
     3.5. Manage
          3.5.1. Configure
          3.5.2. Custom domains
      Buy and configure custom domains
      Map your own custom domain
      Custom domains with Traffic Manager
          3.5.3. Clone an existing app
          3.5.4. Azure Virtual Network
          3.5.5. Resource groups
      Run Background tasks with WebJobs
      Custom configuration settings
      How to control inbound traffic
      Network architecture overview
      Network configuration details with ExpressRoute
     3.6. Migrate
          3.6.1. How does App Service compare to Mobile Services?
          3.6.2. Migrate an existing Mobile Service to App Service
          3.6.3. Upgrade an existing Mobile Service to App Service
      .NET backend
      Node.js backend
     3.7. Secure
          3.7.1. Authentication and authorization
          3.7.2. Authenticate with identity providers
      Azure Active Directory authentication
      Facebook authentication
      Google authentication
      Microsoft Account authentication
      Twitter authentication
          3.7.3. HTTPS
      Configure TLS Mutual Authentication
      Buy an SSL certificate in Azure
      Use an SSL certificate obtained elsewhere
          3.7.4. Secure an App Service Environment
      Configure a web application firewall
      Implement a layered security architecture
      Securely Connecting to Backend Resources
     3.8. Backup
          3.8.1. Back up your app in Azure
          3.8.2. Restore an app in Azure
     3.9. Monitor
          3.9.1. Enable diagnostics logging
          3.9.2. Troubleshoot using Visual Studio
     3.10. Integrate
          3.10.1. How to send email using SendGrid with Azure
          3.10.2. Export to PowerApps and Microsoft Flow
          3.10.3. Use Managed Service Identity
     3.11. Troubleshoot
          3.11.1. General troubleshooting for Mobile Apps
      .NET backend
      Node.JS backend
          3.11.2. Enable diagnostics logging
          3.11.3. Troubleshoot using Visual Studio
4. Reference
     4.1. .NET backend SDK
     4.2. Node.js backend SDK
     4.3. Android client SDK
     4.4. iOS client SDK
     4.5. JavaScript/Cordova client SDK
     4.6. Windows/Xamarin client SDK
5. Related
     5.1. GitHub repositories
6. Resources
     6.1. App Service Best practices
     6.2. Azure Roadmap
     6.3. MSDN forum
     6.4. Pricing
     6.5. Pricing calculator
     6.6. Service updates
     6.7. Stack Overflow
     6.8. Videos
     6.9. Samples
          6.9.1. Field engineer
          6.9.2. Structured data sync
          6.9.3. Quickstart completed
      .NET backend
      Node.js backend

Online Training Content

Date Title
3/24/2017 Microsoft Azure for IT Pros Content Series: Web & Mobile Apps
11/14/2016 Deep Dive into Azure App Service: A Platform to Build Modern Applications
12/7/2015 Azure Backend for Android & iOS apps
6/9/2015 Einführung in den Azure App Service
2/13/2014 Mobile Apps to IoT: Connected Devices with Windows Azure
2/13/2014 Building Modern Web Apps Jump Start
2/13/2014 Mobile Apps to IoT: Connected Devices with Windows Azure


Tool Description


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Azure Application Service Environments v2: Private PaaS Environments in the Cloud
Cert Exam Prep: Exam 70-357: Developing Mobile Apps - BRK3161
Advanced cross-platform mobile apps with Azure Mobile Apps and Xamarin
Xamarin: The future of mobile app development
Advanced cross-platform mobile apps with Azure Mobile Apps and Xamarin
Designing mobile applications
How to really share code with Xamarin

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