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VST10 Building a Cross-Platform Mobile App Backend in the Cloud


3:15pm - 4:30pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Nick Landry

Senior Technical Evangelist


The Cloud is the perfect extension for mobile applications. Mobile apps don't exist in a vacuum, you never know if you'll have 10 or 10,000 users, and sooner or later you'll need to save user data in the cloud, perform operations server-side for enhanced scalability, or monitor data feeds to push notifications to your mobile users. Microsoft Azure provides the best infrastructure for mobile developers across all platforms thanks to cross-platform storage, authentication and push notification services, all residing in the cloud. This session explores how you can build cloud-enabled cross-platform applications for iOS, Android and Windows 10 devices using C#, Xamarin tools & frameworks, and Microsoft Azure Mobile App Services. You'll learn how to authenticate users via Microsoft, Google, Facebook or Twitter credentials, store data remotely in cloud storage, blob storage, and more, all through live cross-platform demos. Whether you're a weekend warrior building consumer apps or a corporate mobile developer building apps for the enterprise, the cloud is the perfect companion for your mobile apps. Come learn how easy it is to harness its power.

You will learn:

  • About the benefits of the cloud in various enterprise scenarios, and how the cloud can be an extension of any mobile ecosystem
  • About Windows Azure Mobile Services and how to integrate them within a cross-platform app built in C#
  • How to authenticate users and store remote data in the cloud in mobile iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications