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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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 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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Epic Saga: Uploading Images from PhoneGap/Cordova to Azure Storage using Mobile Services

– or – If You Want to Create a Cordova App and All You Have is a Windows Phone Device…Good Luck I set out on a simple journey…only a three-hour tour (a three-hour tour). My plan was to create a PhoneGap/Cordova version of the popular tutorial Upload images to Azure Storage by using Azure Mobile…

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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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Send push notifications to authenticated PhoneGap users

Let me start out by letting folks know that feedback from my blog post Push Notifications to PhoneGap Apps using Notification Hubs Integration was so positive that the Mobile Services team has added push support to the official HTML/JavaScript client. This means that you can now register for push notifications using the Push object on…

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Cool New Mobile Services Content for PhoneGap and .NET Backend

I wanted to do a quick post to highlight some cool new Azure Mobile Services and Azure Notification Hubs samples and content that we recently published… PhoneGap Push Notification Sample I recently published an updated version of my TodoListNotifications sample for PhoneGap on GitHub. This new version registers with Notification Hubs for push notifications by…

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