Azure/Cloud Computing

TH12 Cloud Backends for Your Mobile Apps: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Parse


11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Level: Intermediate

Sasha Goldshtein


SELA Group

Mobile app developers don't -- and shouldn't! -- care about servers and clouds, push notification services and databases. Windows Azure Mobile Services (WAMS) and Parse are two cloud-based offerings that provide a complete backend for mobile apps, enabling you to focus on the mobile app infrastructure and code and forget about the server management intricacies. In this talk we'll build a backend for a Windows 8 app, a Windows Phone 8 app, and an Android app using WAMS and Parse, featuring push notifications, database and triggers, user management and more.

You will learn:

  • Integrating push notifications on several mobile platforms
  • Creating a cloud-based storage backend for your app's data
  • Managing users and logins automatically with WAMS and Parse