Xamarin and Azure

Create amazing cloud-powered mobile apps faster

Every mobile app needs to be connected

Build beautiful, fully-native Android, iOS, and Windows apps, tapping into the backend building blocks that you need to scale and grow.

Watch how Xamarin and Azure help you build powerful mobile apps.

User authentication

User Authentication enables single sign-on for your mobile app, so users can effortlessly authenticate with any cloud and on-premises app.

App Service supports five identity providers out of the box, including: Azure Active Directory, Facebook, Google, Microsoft Account, and Twitter, as well as your own custom identity solution.

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Push notifications

Notification Hubs let your apps broadcast personalized push notifications to millions of users in minutes. Send breaking news, enterprise-wide announcements, and location-based coupons—no heavy-lifting required.

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Storage and data connections

Azure Storage is massively scalable, and accessible from anywhere and from any device. Whether it’s images, photos, documents, or customer records—in the cloud or on premises—Azure makes it simple to create or integrate the right kind of storage.

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Offline sync

Use offline data sync to make sure your users can view, create, and modify data, even when they experience connectivity issues or are offline.

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Cognitive services

Surprise and delight your users with intelligent, interactive apps. Access next-generation cloud services in Azure that can take your apps even further with features like facial recognition, intelligent bots, visual search, and other kinds of exciting advanced functionality.

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Mobile DevOps

Get apps into your users’ hands quickly with sophisticated mobile DevOps tools for Continuous Integration and delivery. The unified solution provided by Visual Studio, Azure, Xamarin Test Cloud, and HockeyApp speeds up application delivery and boosts the productivity and quality of any mobile project.

Shopping Demo App sample application

The Shopping Demo App is a consumer-facing sample app for Android, iOS, and UWP and includes a wide range of Azure services. Explore the code to see how you can: quickly add authentication, allow users to buy and sell items, send and receive push notifications for account updates, and tap into emotion recognition to rate the app with a smile.

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Customers are building amazing mobile apps with Xamarin and Azure

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

"We use Xamarin and Azure Mobile Services for data syncing and data handling. Our account reps stay out on the road most days, so we need mobile solutions that work fast and can work offline. Xamarin allows our team to create native apps using our C# skills, and Azure allows us to create connections back to the network."

Tarandeep Kaur, Sr. ISS Application Architect, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

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