Create a backend for your mobile or client app in minutes
With Windows Azure Mobile Services, you can streamline common development tasks like structuring storage, integrating push notifications and configuring user authentication. Mobile Services fully supports Windows Store, Windows Phone 8, iOS, and Android development and are free for your first ten apps.
Use Mobile Services to:
Easily save data in the cloud
Mobile Services is the straightforward way to store structured data in the cloud. SQL database is ideal for adding a leaderboard to a game, maintaining a friend list, etc. Either connect to an existing database or create a new one.
Include custom business logic with server-side scripting
Simple server-side scripting allows you to augment your data operations with custom logic like sending push notifications, SMS, and email. You can also set your scripts to run on a fixed schedule, which allows you to periodically purge old or duplicate data from tables, process and resize user submitted images, as well as query aggregate data from an external web service.
Add users to your app
Mobile Services eliminates the need to write, configure, and test custom authentication and user management solutions. It’s simple to incorporate user auth through Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, or Google account. When you stop worrying about infrastructure, you can start focusing on the core experience.
Quickly integrate push notifications
With server-side scripting and integrated push support, Mobile Services provide you with an easy way to send push notifications to your app without writing, testing or managing backend infrastructure code.
To try this feature in preview, you will need a Windows Azure account. To begin your sign up, click here.