Mobile Apps

Official Documentation

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. Deep Dive into Azure App Service: A Platform to Build Modern Applications
    11/14/2016, Mva
  3. Azure App Service (Web, API, Mobile, ASE) & Azure Functions SKU Comparison Matrix
    4/10/2017, Webpage



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Azure Documentation

1. App Service Documentation
2. Overview
     2.1. About Web Apps
     2.2. About Web App for Containers
     2.3. About App Service Environments
     2.4. Compare hosting options
3. Quickstarts
     3.1. Create .NET app
     3.2. Create Node.js app
     3.3. Create PHP app
     3.4. Create Java app
     3.5. Create Python app
     3.6. Create static HTML site
4. Tutorials
     4.1. 1 - App with DB
          4.1.1. .NET with SQL DB
          4.1.2. PHP with MySQL
          4.1.3. Node.js with MongoDB
          4.1.4. Java with MySQL
     4.2. 1 - Create 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
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
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
               7.2.1.1. Deploy via FTP
               7.2.1.2. Deploy via cloud sync
               7.2.1.3. Deploy continuously
               7.2.1.4. Deploy from local Git
               7.2.1.5. Deploy with template
          7.2.2. Set deployment credentials
          7.2.3. Create staging environments
     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
               7.4.2.1. Authenticate with Azure AD
               7.4.2.2. Authenticate with Facebook
               7.4.2.3. Authenticate with Google
               7.4.2.4. Authenticate with Microsoft account
               7.4.2.5. Authenticate with Twitter
          7.4.3. Use Managed Service Identity
          7.4.4. 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. Back up an app
          7.7.2. Restore a backup
          7.7.3. Clone an app
          7.7.4. 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
               9.9.5.1. Availability, performance, and application FAQ
               9.9.5.2. Deployment FAQ
               9.9.5.3. Open source technologies FAQ
               9.9.5.4. 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
               3.2.1.1. Enable offline sync
               3.2.1.2. Add authentication
               3.2.1.3. Add push notifications
               3.2.1.4. Work with the client SDK
          3.2.2. Cordova
               3.2.2.1. Enable offline sync
               3.2.2.2. Add authentication
               3.2.2.3. Add push notifications
               3.2.2.4. Work with the client SDK
                    3.2.2.4.1. Cordova
                    3.2.2.4.2. JavaScript/HTML
          3.2.3. iOS
               3.2.3.1. Enable offline sync
               3.2.3.2. Add authentication
               3.2.3.3. Add Push Notifications
               3.2.3.4. Work with the client SDK
          3.2.4. Windows
               3.2.4.1. Enable offline sync
               3.2.4.2. Add authentication
               3.2.4.3. Add push notifications
               3.2.4.4. Work with the client SDK
          3.2.5. Xamarin.Android
               3.2.5.1. Enable offline sync
               3.2.5.2. Add authentication
               3.2.5.3. Add push notifications
               3.2.5.4. Work with the client SDK
          3.2.6. Xamarin.Forms
               3.2.6.1. Enable offline sync
               3.2.6.2. Add authentication
               3.2.6.3. Add push notifications
               3.2.6.4. Work with the client SDK
          3.2.7. Xamarin.iOS
               3.2.7.1. Enable offline sync
               3.2.7.2. Add authentication
               3.2.7.3. Add push notifications
               3.2.7.4. Work with the client SDK
          3.2.8. Work with the server SDK
               3.2.8.1. .NET backend
               3.2.8.2. Node.js backend
               3.2.8.3. Client and server versioning
          3.2.9. App Service Environment
               3.2.9.1. Create a web app in an App Service Environment
               3.2.9.2. How To Create an ILB ASE Using Azure Resource Manager Templates
               3.2.9.3. 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
               3.4.2.1. Geo Distributed Scale with App Service Environments
               3.4.2.2. Scaling apps in an App Service Environment
               3.4.2.3. Autoscaling in an App Service Environment
     3.5. Manage
          3.5.1. Configure
          3.5.2. Custom domains
               3.5.2.1. Buy and configure custom domains
               3.5.2.2. Map your own custom domain
               3.5.2.3. Custom domains with Traffic Manager
          3.5.3. Clone an existing app
          3.5.4. Azure Virtual Network
          3.5.5. Resource groups
               3.5.5.1. Run Background tasks with WebJobs
               3.5.5.2. Configure
               3.5.5.3. Custom configuration settings
               3.5.5.4. How to control inbound traffic
               3.5.5.5. Network architecture overview
               3.5.5.6. 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
               3.6.3.1. .NET backend
               3.6.3.2. Node.js backend
     3.7. Secure
          3.7.1. Authentication and authorization
          3.7.2. Authenticate with identity providers
               3.7.2.1. Azure Active Directory authentication
               3.7.2.2. Facebook authentication
               3.7.2.3. Google authentication
               3.7.2.4. Microsoft Account authentication
               3.7.2.5. Twitter authentication
          3.7.3. HTTPS
               3.7.3.1. Configure TLS Mutual Authentication
               3.7.3.2. Buy an SSL certificate in Azure
               3.7.3.3. Use an SSL certificate obtained elsewhere
          3.7.4. Secure an App Service Environment
               3.7.4.1. Configure a web application firewall
               3.7.4.2. Implement a layered security architecture
               3.7.4.3. 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
               3.11.1.1. .NET backend
               3.11.1.2. 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
               6.9.3.1. .NET backend
               6.9.3.2. Node.js backend
               6.9.3.3. Windows
               6.9.3.4. Xamarin.Android

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

Tools

Tool Description

Videos

Date Title Length
10/14/2017 Azure Application Service Environments v2: Private PaaS Environments in the Cloud 0:20:38
5/16/2017 Xamarin: The future of mobile app development 0:59:06
5/10/2017 Advanced cross-platform mobile apps with Azure Mobile Apps and Xamarin 0:18:49
5/10/2017 Designing mobile applications 0:17:31
5/4/2017 How to really share code with Xamarin 0:19:12
3/17/2017 Episode 224: Developing and Debugging Azure Mobile Apps with Adrian Hall 0:41:39
3/16/2017 Easy Push Notifications with Azure App Service 0:11:14
3/7/2017 Ship Mobile Apps Faster: Visual Studio Mobile Center 0:13:19
3/7/2017 Connected iOS, Android, and Windows Apps with Azure & Xamarin 0:13:44
2/10/2017 Developing Cross Platform Mobile Line of Business Applications with Azure 1:04:21

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