Mobile apps

Building engaging iOS, Android and Windows apps

Build engaging mobile apps fast

With the Mobile Apps feature of Azure App Service, it’s easy to rapidly build engaging cross-platform and native apps for iOS, Android, Windows or Mac; store app data in the cloud or on-premises; authenticate users; send push notifications; or add your custom back-end logic in C# or Node.js.

Add corporate sign-on in seconds

Easily authenticate your users with Active Directory; securely connect to on-premises resources such as SAP, Oracle, SQL Server and SharePoint; and leverage cross-platform frameworks such as Xamarin and PhoneGap to build enterprise-grade apps for your employees.

Use offline data sync to build responsive apps

Create robust apps that remain useful even when there are network issues, so that users can create and modify data even when they’re offline. Improve app responsiveness by caching server data locally on the device. With Mobile Apps, you can easily provide a native sync experience across your iOS, Android and Windows apps.

Connect your apps to on-premises data

Azure lets you build mobile apps that can consume data from your own data centre. With Hybrid Connections and VPN, it’s easy to access your data securely from your on-premises data centres from anywhere in the world.

Broadcast personalised push notifications to millions in minutes

Notification Hubs is a massively scalable mobile-push notification engine capable of sending millions of push notifications to iOS, Android, Windows or Nokia X devices within seconds. You can easily hook Notification Hubs into any existing app back-end, whether that back-end is hosted on-premises or in Azure.

Auto-scale to fit your business

Easily configure built-in auto-scaling for both Mobile Apps and Notification Hubs to match your app needs. Spin up/down resources based on actual usage and pay only for what you need. With access to the global network of Microsoft-managed data centres, you can reach users anywhere in the world.

Customers running Mobile Apps on Azure today

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