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Overview

"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

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. 11/14/2016, Trainings
    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...
  4. 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...
  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...

Mobile Apps News

If you are creating a mobile app that will work sending data back and forth from the cloud (I guess that 99% of the apps fall into this use case), you will have at some p