Did you know that you can build your next mobile app on Windows Azure? Better yet, the process of building mobile apps is now easier than ever with the Windows Azure Toolkits for Devices. With support for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, these toolkits let you easily build apps that use Windows Azure cloud services.
For additional inspiration, be sure to check out these case studies to learn how others are using Windows Azure for their mobile solutions.
T-Mobile Speeds Time-to-Market for Innovative Social Networking Solution
T-Mobile USA, a leading provider of wireless services, wanted to create new mobile software to simplify communications for families. The company needed to implement the application and its server infrastructure while facing a tight deadline. T-Mobile decided to build the solution with Visual Studio 2010 Professional and base it on Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure. By taking advantage of an integrated development environment and cloud services, the company completed the project in just six weeks. Using a cloud platform instead of maintaining physical servers has also simplified management. As a result, developers have more time available to focus on enhancing the application. Read the case study.
Telefónica Drives Opportunities for Developers with Cloud and Mobile Services
Telefónica, a leading telecommunications service provider, wanted to give its customers access to innovative applications and services, and provide new business models to help developers gain revenue from their ideas. The company launched a developer platform called Blue Via through which developers can now add telecommunications functions to their applications, combined with risk-free revenue share opportunities. Telefónica forged a partnership with Microsoft to attract a community with millions of developers. Together, the companies created BlueVia SDK for .NET, a set of technologies that accelerate the use of BlueVia by developers using the Microsoft platform. With BlueVia SDK for .NET, developers can easily host cloud applications on Windows Azure. Read the case study.
Symon Computing Uses Cloud Computing to Expand Product Line with Help from Experts
Symon Communications, a company that develops digital signage solutions for Fortune 1000 markets, wanted to restructure its innovative mobile application for greater scalability and flexibility. Symon Communications learned more about Windows Azure and transferred its mobile application to the cloud in a test environment and was pleased with what it saw so Symon continued its development on Windows Azure and, as of June 2010, is fine-tuning its mobile application and conducting final testing. Read the case study.