Windows Azure Mobile Services now with HTML Client Support

March 25, 2013

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In case you missed, last week the Windows Azure Mobile Services shipped support for HTML clients. Here’s a recap.

The HTML client provides a JavaScript library that developers can use when building both Websites and PhoneGap/Apache Cordova apps.  The new HTML client combined with Cross-origin Resource Sharing (CORS) support helps developers leverage the great Mobile Services functionality available to native application developers today including:

  • Turn-key structured storage for your HTML5/JS applications
  • Authentication using common popular social identity providers such as Microsoft Account, Facebook, Twitter and Google
  • Scheduled scripts for performing periodic tasks in the background
  • Server script for push Notifications to native Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS and Android apps
  • Partner services from the Windows Azure Store including SendGrid for email, Twillio for text/SMS and pusher for push to browser based clients         

Besides enable this great features, the team has created HTML client tutorials for the following scenarios on the Mobile Services developer center:

Getting started Get started with Mobile Services
Data Get started with data
Validate and modify data using server scripts
Add paging to your queries
Authentication/User Management Get started with authentication
Use scripts to authorize users
Services Send email from Mobile Services with SendGrid
Schedule backend jobs in Mobile Services
Tools Automate mobile services with command line tools

 

Why don’t you take it for a spin. Visit WindowsAzure.com and build your first HTML app using Mobile Services using the HTML Quick Start project in the Windows Azure portal.