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. Mobile Apps Learning Path
    9/27/2016, Webpage
  2. Azure206x - Microsoft Azure App Service
    5/30/2017, Mva
  3. Deep Dive into Azure App Service: A Platform to Build Modern Applications
    11/14/2016, Mva
  4. Azure App Service (Web, API, Mobile, ASE) & Azure Functions SKU Comparison Matrix
    4/10/2017, Webpage

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Azure Documentation

1. Overview
     1.1. What are Mobile Apps?
     1.2. What is App Service?
     1.3. How it works
     1.4. 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
     2.2. Create API apps
          2.2.1. .NET
          2.2.2. Java
          2.2.3. Node.js
          2.2.4. CORS
     2.3. Create Web apps
          2.3.1. .NET
          2.3.2. PHP
          2.3.3. Node.js
          2.3.4. Java
          2.3.5. Python
          2.3.6. HTML
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. Azure App Service and existing Azure services
          3.1.5. App Service plans in-depth
          3.1.6. High-density hosting
          3.1.7. Using WebJobs in Azure App Service
          3.1.8. App Service Environment
      App Service Environment documentation
     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. Web Jobs
      What is the Azure WebJobs SDK
      Create a .NET WebJob in Azure App Service
      How to use Azure blob storage with the WebJobs SDK
      How to use Azure queue storage with the WebJobs SDK
      How to use Azure Service Bus with the WebJobs SDK
      How to use Azure table storage with the WebJobs SDK
          3.2.10. 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. Deploy to App Service
          3.3.2. Cloud sync deployment
          3.3.3. Continuous deployment
          3.3.4. Staging environments
          3.3.5. Local Git deployment
          3.3.6. Deploy WebJobs using Visual Studio
     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
      Configure GoDaddy domains
      Custom domains with Traffic Manager
          3.5.3. Clone an existing app
          3.5.4. On-premises connections
          3.5.5. Azure Virtual Network
          3.5.6. Advanced configuration
          3.5.7. Resource groups
          3.5.8. Web Jobs
      Run Background tasks with WebJobs
          3.5.9. App Service Environment
      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. Secure an app in Azure App Service
          3.7.2. Authentication and authorization
          3.7.3. Authenticate with identity providers
      Azure Active Directory authentication
      Facebook authentication
      Google authentication
      Microsoft Account authentication
      Twitter authentication
          3.7.4. Authenticate with on-premises Active Directory
          3.7.5. HTTPS
      Configure TLS Mutual Authentication
      Buy an SSL certificate in Azure
      Use an SSL certificate obtained elsewhere
          3.7.6. 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
          3.8.3. Use REST to back up and restore App Service apps
     3.9. Monitor
          3.9.1. Enable diagnostics logging
          3.9.2. Troubleshoot using Visual Studio
     3.10. Automate
          3.10.1. Agile development
          3.10.2. Azure Resource Manager deployment
      Web + GitHub
      Web + SQL
      MSDeploy with custom hostname and SSL certificate
          3.10.3. Powershell
      Automate backup and restore
      App cloning
      SSL Certificate Binding
      Use Azure Resource Manager with PowerShell
          3.10.4. Manage apps using Azure Automation
     3.11. Integrate
          3.11.1. Access on-premises resources using hybrid connections
          3.11.2. How to send email using SendGrid with Azure
     3.12. Troubleshoot
          3.12.1. General troubleshooting for Mobile Apps
      .NET backend
      Node.JS backend
          3.12.2. Enable diagnostics logging
          3.12.3. Streaming logs and the console
          3.12.4. 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
     5.2. Azure portal
6. Resources
     6.1. App Service Best practices
     6.2. Azure Roadmap
     6.3. List of WebJob resources
     6.4. MSDN forum
     6.5. Pricing
     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


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