Over a million developers have joined DZone.

Windows Azure Mobile Services Releases HTML5 Client

· Cloud Zone

Download this eBook outlining the critical components of success for SaaS companies - and the new rules you need to play by.  Brought to you in partnership with NuoDB.

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/#.

Learn how moving from a traditional, on-premises delivery model to a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy is a high-stakes, bet-the-company game for independent software vendors. Brought to you in partnership with NuoDB.


Published at DZone with permission of Brian Prince, DZone MVB. See the original article here.

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

The best of DZone straight to your inbox.

Please provide a valid email address.

Thanks for subscribing!

Awesome! Check your inbox to verify your email so you can start receiving the latest in tech news and resources.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}