//
you're reading...
Uncategorized

The Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS finally arrive – big news for mobile connected apps!

What a day! Microsoft is taking iOS seriuosly, dead serious. Providing a complete toolkit for iOS with prepackaged code for both iOS and Azure, they are going to make our day a lot easier. We've been into iOS-Azure work for 15 month, and it hasn't been easy.

So what does Microsoft provide? I will let Wade Wenger explain.

This first release of the Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS provides an easy and convenient way of accessing Windows Azure storage from iOS-based applications.  As with the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 we will continue to bring additional capabilities to the toolkit, such as push notifications, Access Control Service, and more.

iOSImage1.png (200×375)
You can get the toolkit—and all the source code—on github:

The toolkit works in two ways: the toolkit can be used to access Windows Azure storage directly, or alternatively, can go through a proxy service. The proxy service code is the same code as used in the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 and negates the need for the developer to store the Azure storage credentials locally on the device.

The release of the Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS is a significant milestone, and reinforces my opinion that Windows Azure is a great place to run services for mobile applications.

Advertisements

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

@mortjac

%d bloggers like this: