• Windows Azure Mobile Services releases HTML5 client!

    by  • March 19, 2013 • USCloud, Windows Azure

    Windows Azure Mobile Services is a service platform that is part of Windows Azure. The team focuses on delivering valuable services to mobile app developers, on any platform.

    Their services include:

    1. Easy server side data storage with service side logic/code
    2. Easy schedule script execution on server side
    3. Integration into cross platform Notification Services
    4. Cross vendor authentication (Facebook, Microsoft Account, Google, Twitter)
    5. Partner services from the Windows Azure Store including SendGrid for email, Twillio for text/SMS and pusher for push to browser based clients)


    As always, the service continues to provide any Azure subscriber (subscribe for free here: http://aka.ms/AzureForFree) up to 10 free mobile services.

    Recently the team has been quick to ship the iOS and Android SDKs giving developers native APIs on their platforms to use these cloud services. The team has also just shipped an HTML5/JS SDK for those that are building apps with HTML5. Very exciting. As with the other SDKs, this new one is also open sourced, and we are always open to feedback on the SDK and how it works for you.

    The SDK has shipped with support for Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) support to enable your Mobile Service to accept cross-domain Ajax requests. You can now configure a whitelist of allowed domains for your Mobile Service using the Windows Azure management portal.

    You can check out the getting started tutorial at the devcenter: https://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/mobile/#.


    Brian H. Prince is the Chief Technical Cloud Evangelist for Microsoft, based in the US. He gets super excited whenever he talks about technology, especially cloud computing, patterns, and practices. His job is to help customers strategically leverage technology, and help them bring their architecture to a super level. In a past life Brian was a part of super startups, super marketing firms, and super consulting firms. Much of his super architecture background includes building super scalable applications, application integration, and award winning web applications. All of them were super. Further, he is a co-founder of the non-profit organization CodeMash (www.codemash.org). He speaks at various international technology conferences. He only wishes his job didn’t require him to say ‘super’ so much. Brian is the co-author of “Azure in Action”, published by Manning Press. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Physics from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He is also a zealous gamer. For example, he is a huge fan of Fallout 3, Portal, and pretty much every other game he plays.