Thursday 14th November, 2013
8:30am to 5:00pm
Mobile Services allows you to accelerate your mobile app development by providing a turnkey way to structure storage, authenticate users, and send push notifications. With SDKs for Windows, Android, iOS, and HTML as well as a powerful and flexible REST API, Mobile Services lets you to build connected applications for any platform and deliver a consistent experience across devices.
In this session you’ll build out your own app powered by mobile services. You can either follow along and build the app in HTML, or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can try Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iOS, or Android. The session will start with an overview of the platform. From there we’ll start building the app by provisioning a mobile service, creating tables for storage, and wiring up the client. Then we’ll look at some of the advanced features of mobile services include scripts, custom API’s, authentication, and push notifications. Along the way you’ll have the chance to add each of these features to you app.
Prerequisites: In order to complete the walkthroughs that are a part of this session you will need to have a Windows Azure subscription. If you don’t have an account you can create a free trial account in just a couple of minutes. For details, see Windows Azure Free Trial.
*A WiFi capable laptop
*A web browser that supports HTML5
*One of the following Web Servers, depending on your laptop’s operating system:
*On Windows: IIS Express
*On MacOS X: Python, which should already be installed
*On Linux: Python. You must install the latest version of Python
Husband and father of 3 daughters. I occassionally write some code. bio from Twitter
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