Microsoft acquires Xamarin, plus Node.js backend GA, Cordova client beta, file upload, and more Mobile Apps goodness…

Lots of great stuff has been happening with Azure Mobile Apps and around Microsoft in the past month or so, particularly around new content and samples. Note that Mobile Apps samples are now beginning to show-up in the Azure Samples gallery. Remember to keep an eye on both the Azure blog and App Service updates…….

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Updates to My Cordova Push Sample and new Cordova Push Plugin

UPDATE (11/3/2015): The updates to my Cordova push notification sample has been merged into the source fork of the Mobile Services samples GitHub repo. As folks may remember, I published a Cordova push notifications sample for Azure to support my MSDN Magazine article: Microsoft Azure – Push Notifications to Cordova Apps with Microsoft Azure. It…

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Making Sense of Cordova Push Notification Options and APIs

Update: (2/6/2016) Updated Mobile Apps support now that a Cordova client is available. Updated: (10/27/15) Corrected my assessment of the new push plugin. You can read more about this plugin in my post Updates to My Cordova Push Sample and new Cordova Push Plugin. Updated: (10/20/15) Added more information on sending push notifications from various backends….

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Azure Mobile Services Quickstart for Visual Studio Cordova

Since nearly the GA of the service, Mobile Services has had support for a PhoneGap quickstart app project in the Azure Management portal: Just click the magic Download button to get your customized PhoneGap project. Now, while PhoneGap and Cordova are pretty much interchangeable, you can’t really (at this point) open a Cordova project directly…

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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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