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Tutorial: Get started with Mobile Services

Learn how to add a cloud-based backend service to an app in minutes using Azure Mobile Services.

How to: Use the Xamarin Component client for Mobile Services

Learn how to perform common scenarios using the Xamarin Component client, including querying for data, inserting, updating, and deleting data, authenticating users, handling errors, and uploading data to blob storage.

How to: Use Mobile Services server scripts

Azure Mobile Services enables you to define custom business logic that is run on the server. This logic is provided as a JavaScript function that is either registered to an insert, read, update, or delete operation on a given table or is assigned to a scheduled job.


Tutorial: Get started with data

Learn how you can use Mobile Services to store and retrieve data from an app.

Tutorial: Validate and modify data using server scripts

You can use server scripts to validate and modify data when you are inserting and updating it. This tutorial shows you how to define and register server scripts with mobile services and how to modify your app to take advantage of the new behaviors you define through the scripts.

Tutorial: Add paging to your queries

This tutorial shows how you can use paging to manage the amount of data that Mobile Services returns to your app.

Tutorial: Get started with offline data

Azure Mobile Services offline features allow you to interact with a local database when you are in an offline scenario with your Mobile Service. This tutorial shows how to configure a mobile service to add data in a disconnected offline scenario and then sync those items to the online database.

Tutorial: Scale mobile services backed by Azure SQL Database

Scaling the SQL database backing your service requires some proactive planning and monitoring as the service receives more load. This document will walk you through a set of best practices to ensure continued great performance of your SQL-backed mobile services.


Tutorial: Get started with authentication

Learn how to authenticate users in your app through a variety of identity providers, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft, and then leverage profile data to add features like greeting users by name.

Tutorial: Use scripts to authorize users

You can use scripts to authorize particular activities for authenticated users. This tutorial demonstrates how to create and register a script that filters data query results based on a userID, to ensure that users only access data that matches their userID values.


Tutorial: Get started with push

Push notifications let you deliver information to your app's users through tile, badge, and toast notifications. This topic shows you how to use Mobile Services to send push notifications to a Xamarin iOS app. In this tutorial you add push notifications using the Apple Push Notification service (APNS).

Tutorial: Get started with Notification Hubs

You can use Notification Hubs to efficiently route push notification messages to millions of users simultaneously. This article shows the basics of using Notification Hubs with Mobile Services.


Tutorial: Schedule backend jobs in Mobile Services

Learn how to use the Mobile Services job scheduler functionality to define server script code that is executed on a schedule that you define.

Tutorial: Use New Relic to monitor Mobile Services

Learn how to use the New Relic add-on to provide enhanced monitoring of your mobile service.

Tutorial: Use Twilio for voice and SMS capabilities for Mobile Services

Your Mobile Services app can use Twilio to incorporate phone call and Short Message Service (SMS) functionality. This tutorial shows how to create custom API scripts that use the Twilio API to make phone calls and send SMS messages.

Tutorial: Send email from Mobile Services with SendGrid

Learn how to add email functionality to your Mobile Service using the SendGrid email service. This topic demonstrates how to add server side scripts to send email using SendGrid.

Tutorial: Recover in the event of a disaster

Learn how to use features built-in Azure to ensure business continuity in the event of availability problems.


Tutorial: Automate Mobile Services with command-line tools

This topic shows how to use use the Azure command-line tools to automate the creation and management of Azure Mobile Services. It describes how to install the tools and how to perform common tasks including creating a new mobile service, creating a table, registering a script on a table operation, deleting a table, and deleting an existing mobile service.

Reference: Commands to manage Mobile Services

Find Mobile Service commands to enable backend capabilities for your apps.

Tutorial: Store server scripts in source control

This topic shows you how to set up source control in Mobile Services to store server scripts in a Git repository.