PacktLib: Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Preparing the Windows Azure Mobile Services Portal

Choosing a subscription

Creating a Windows Azure account

Creating a mobile service

Summary

Start Developing with Windows Azure Mobile Services

Preparing our development environment

Creating apps from the portal

Connecting existing apps to Windows Azure Mobile Services

Summary

Securing Data and Protecting the User

Configuring permissions

Authentication in the app

REST API and the master key

Summary

Service Customization with Scripts

Understanding table scripts

API scripts

Script debugging and logs

Scheduling

Working locally with Git

Implementing NPM modules

Summary

Implementing Push Notifications

Understanding Push Notification Service flow

Setting up Windows Store apps

Setting up Windows Phone 8 apps

Service scripts

Summary

Scaling Up with the Notifications Hub

Configuring the Hub

Setting up Windows Store and Windows Phone 8 apps

Calling the hub from scripts

Backend services

Targeting audience using tags

Summary

Best Practices for Web-connected Apps

App certification requirements for the Windows Store

UX guidelines

Implementing a privacy policy

Checking the network connection

Managing notifications settings

Implementing settings pages

Summary

Index