VST15 Accelerate Mobile App Development with Windows Azure Mobile Services


4:15pm - 5:30pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Brian Noyes

CTO and Co-founder


Learning how to use the UI platform of mobile devices is only half the battle. Any serious app also needs to connect to back end services, have authentication to know who the user is, and support notifications. Trying to figure out how to support those things across Windows Store apps, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, and HTML clients on your own is a huge task, but Windows Azure Mobile Services (WAMS) turns it into a trivial one. In this session you will quickly learn how to get up and running fast with WAMS. You'll see how you can quickly address the need to have back end data storage via service calls from your devices, and even have the code you need to get started handed to you for consuming those services on all the major client platforms. You'll see how you can quickly set up authentication to know who your users are for personalization or authorization purposes, as well as how to send them push notifications as interesting things happen on the back end.

You will learn:

  • How to define the data objects, services, and storage to support mobile client apps and how to consume them from multiple mobile client platforms
  • How to authenticate and authorize your mobile clients with Facebook, Google, Twitter, or Microsoft accounts
  • How to send push notifications to your mobile clients