Azure App Services Mobile Apps and a new One Dev Minute Video for Azure Mobile Services

Things have been quiet recently on my blog, but things have been far from quiet in the world of Azure Mobile Services. First off, in the new Azure Portal, Mobile Services is looking a bit different… Introducing App Service Mobile Apps Microsoft recently unveiled a new group of Azure services, bundled collectively as Azure App…

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Use Azure to Send Push Notifications to Visual Studio Cordova Apps

Greetings to all…I hope that all of you had as successful an end to 2014 as I did. It’s now 2015, and I am excited to share with you the news that I have expanded my previous blog post Push Notifications to PhoneGap Apps using Notification Hubs Integration (on the old Azure Mobile Services team…

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Epic Saga Final Chapter: Success!! or How to Upload Images to Azure From a Cordova App

This post is the eights post in the series: Uploading Images from PhoneGap/Cordova to Azure Storage using Mobile Services As promised, I am finally able to share with you all, loyal readers, the glorious, successful conclusion to my epic saga, wherein I am actually able to upload images from my Cordova/PhoneGap app to the Azure…

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Using the PhoneGap Developer App with a Cordova for Visual Studio Project

I got an excellent question from a reader on my previous post (The Multi-Device Hybrid Apps extension for Visual Studio Kinda Rocks) about whether you can use the PhoneGap Developer App with an Apache Cordova for Visual Studio 2013 project. This was a particularly excellent question because I didn’t know the answer, which gave me…

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Epic Saga Chapter 7: Wherein I Break Down and Go Hunting for an Android Device that Runs KitKat

This post is the seventh post in the series: Uploading Images from PhoneGap/Cordova to Azure Storage using Mobile Services Sorry for this post being somewhat delayed…I took a brief detour to try a third-party emulator for Android, but I found that it had the same blocking issue as the Android emulator (which I detailed here)—although…

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Epic Saga Chapter 5: Wherein I learn to Hate the Android Emulator

This post is the fifth post in the series: Uploading Images from PhoneGap/Cordova to Azure Storage using Mobile Services In the previous chapter of my epic saga to create a Cordova app that uploads binary images files directly to Azure Blob storage, I installed the Multi-Device Hybrid Apps extension for Visual Studio and was excited…

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Epic Saga Chapter 3: Wherein I Try to Use Eclipse and the Android Emulator to Test My Cordova App

This (shorter-then-usual) post is the third post in the series: Uploading Images from PhoneGap/Cordova to Azure Storage using Mobile Services In the previous chapter of this saga I was sorely disappointed to discover that the FileReader method readAsArrayBuffer was not supported on Windows Phone, which effectively ended my quest to use my trusty Lumia 920…

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Epic Saga Chapter 2: Wherein I try to use an XMLHttpRequest in a Cordova app on my Windows Phone

This post is the second post in the series: Uploading Images from PhoneGap/Cordova to Azure Storage using Mobile Services The previous chapter of this saga ended just as I realized that the super-convenient-and-easy-to-use FileTransfer plugin would not enable me to upload raw binary data to my Azure Blob storage service—multipart/form-data only. With great sadness at…

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The Multi-Device Hybrid Apps extension for Visual Studio Kinda Rocks

NOTE: The CTP3 of this Visual Studio extension (now called Apache Cordova Tools for Visual Studio) was just released—I’m test driving it now so stay tuned! I have been messing around with creating Cordova (PhoneGap) apps, mostly ones that are derived from the Mobile Services quickstart project for PhoneGap. However, I have just been using…

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