Connected & Disconnected Apps with Azure Mobile Apps

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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>#XamarinDevDays</p> <p>Maurizio Moriconi@bugman79CTO MobilesoftConnected &amp; Disconnected Apps with Azure Mobile Apps</p> <p>We Apps!</p> <p>224Mdownloads a day</p> <p>5hours on phone a day</p> <p>90%time onapps</p> <p>The average app user has 36 apps installed on his or her phone.</p> <p>Only 1/4 are used daily:</p> <p>1/4 of apps are never used!</p> <p>Slow or laggy experienceCrashesNot intuitive &amp; bad user experienceFeatures not as advertisedData not available when you need it</p> <p>Bad App Experiences</p> <p>Always connected?</p> <p>http://opensignal.com/coverage-maps</p> <p>http://opensignal.com/coverage-maps</p> <p>What about a backend?</p> <p>On average, 5462% of costs are associated with infrastructureHosting solutionsSystem AdministratorDB AdministratorBackupScalingContinuous Deployment</p> <p>Reducing Mobile App Development Costs</p> <p>Platform As A Service (PAAS)</p> <p>Plenty of Options</p> <p>Amazon Web ServicesAzure Mobile AppsIBM MobileFirst Oracle Mobile CloudFirebaseCouchbaseRealm Parse</p> <p>FlexibleEasy Apis/TablesApp Service!C# SDKs available everywhere:C# iOS, Android, &amp; Windows with XamarinC# clients, written by C# developers (open source)C# backend with ASP.NETNode.js for backend!Continuous deployment / integration</p> <p>Why Azure?</p> <p>Extremely powerfulYou can do almost anything your backend would ever need to do with Azure. Data storage, authentication/authorization, push notifications, custom APIs, blob storage, etc.FlexibleNeed something lightweight? Azure is there.Need something robust and powerful? Azure is there.C# clientsIm a frontend developer, I care a lot about how easy this makes MY job (selfish)Many C# clients are written by Java developers, etc.Easy to use C# clientAbstracts away much of pain of using a RESTful APIC# FeaturesAsync / Await / TPLUses C# idiomsProperties, Fluent APISeems obvious, but not always true (first class citizen)</p> <p>15</p> <p> Shared C# codebase 100% native API access High performance iOS C# UI Windows C# UIAndroid C# UIShared C# Mobile</p> <p> C# Server</p> <p> Linux/MonoCoreCLR</p> <p>AzureShared C# Client/ServerXamarin Apps + Backend Services</p> <p>With Xamarin it just isnt your front end in C# it is your full backend server as well. With Azure or even on Linux running Mono or the CoreCLR your app is fully C# end to end!Build 2015 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.11/17/16 9:40 AM16</p> <p>Azure Mobile Apps</p> <p>Windows</p> <p>AndroidChromeiOS OSX</p> <p>Kindle</p> <p> Shared C# codebase 100% native API access High performance iOS C# UI Windows C# UIAndroid C# UIShared C# Mobile</p> <p> C# Server</p> <p> Linux/MonoCoreCLR</p> <p>AzureShared C# Client/ServerMobile + Server</p> <p>With Xamarin it just isnt your front end in C# it is your full backend server as well. With Azure or even on Linux running Mono or the CoreCLR your app is fully C# end to end!Build 2015 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.11/17/16 9:40 AM18</p> <p>New template on Visual Studio for Mac</p> <p>Node.jsEasy authorization (CRUD based on REST actions)Online Editor! Integrated on Client SDKs</p> <p>Easy APIs</p> <p>What if a GetAll should only return favorites for that user.20</p> <p>Great for simple data storageVisual Editor to create tables or create tables based on the apps model!!CRUDSupport Authorization/AuthenticationTrigger events on CRUD (ex. Send a push when an item is added to a table)</p> <p>Easy Tables</p> <p>What if a GetAll should only return favorites for that user.21</p> <p>Allow end-users to create and modify data even when there is no network accessSync works across multiple devicesSQLite DatabaseClient SDK available for Xamarin, alternatively use REST APIBackend written in Node.jsOffline Sync</p> <p>What if a GetAll should only return favorites for that user.22</p> <p>Rolling your own account infrastructure is difficult and time-consumingSecure your app with prebuilt authentication providersFacebookTwitterGoogleMicrosoftAzure ADAnything OAuth 2Authentication</p> <p>What if a GetAll should only return favorites for that user.23</p> <p>Easy-to-use, multiplatform scaled push infrastructure that allows you to send push notifications almost anywhere.</p> <p>Push Notifications</p> <p>SO Hard!Azure makes it easyHuge value in having this integrated with data... you can just say fire a push IF24</p> <p>Sync files to Azure Storage, just like you did for structured data.File Sync</p> <p>25</p> <p>Lets add a backend</p> <p>Connected Services on Visual Studio for Mac</p> <p>Create app from Azure Portal!!!</p> <p>28</p> <p>Lunch!</p> <p>MaurizioMoriconiCTO Mobilesoftmaurizio.moriconi@mobilesoft.it@bugman79</p> <p> 2014 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.11/17/1629</p>