Exposing MongoDB collections on the node.js backend

When we released the .NET backend, it came with native support for different kinds of storage layer: SQL (via Entity Framework), Azure Table Storage and MongoDB. The node.js backend has always supported SQL Azure, and I’ve seen a couple of posts explaining how to expose Azure Table Storage to mobile services clients. I already wrote…


Insert/Update data with 1:n relationship using .NET backend Azure Mobile Services

In the earlier post I have shown how you can read 1:n data from a mobile service. In this post I will show how to insert and update that data. Write operations need more control because you need to protect your back-end database. Following the concepts explained in the post: Mapping between Database Types and Client Types in…

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Push Notifications to PhoneGap Apps using Notification Hubs Integration

PhoneGap (a distribution of the Apache Cordova project) is a free and open source framework that makes it easier to create app for key mobile device platforms using standardized web APIs, HTML and JavaScript. The essence of PhoneGap is that you write your app once in HTML and JavaScript, then deploy this web-based code to…


Offline data sync in the Mobile Services iOS SDK

NOTE: this post is out of date. Please follow the tutorial Getting Started With Offline Data Sync.    We’ve just released a preview version of the Azure Mobile Services SDK for iOS with offline support. Like the offline support in the .NET SDK, we’re releasing a preview version of the offline so that we can…

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Fresh Updates to Azure Mobile Services .NET

Today we are rolling out a new set of updates to Azure Mobile Services .NET including: Better SQL Azure database initializers, Using local config settings, and Detecting when the service is unhealthy. Azure Mobile Services provide an easy way for building cloud connected mobile applications across any platform including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows Store,…