Using Azure Mobile Services from Windows Phone 7 apps

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Azure Mobile Services is an pretty cool platform that I’ve only just started trying out. Microsoft provide quick jumpstart projects for Windows Store, Windows Phone 8 and iOS apps – but that’s it. If you’re like me and are stuck working on a “legacy” app such as the Windows Phone 7 game that I’ve been working on for a couple of weeks now, then you’re largely on your own.

If you’re in the same situation, I would recommend that you check out the azure-mobile-csharp-sdk project by Ken Egozi. It seems to do everything I need – at the moment just querying and inserting - right off the bat, and it looks like the Mono guys have even taken to using this code in the Mono framework, so that’s a good sign as well!

Great job, Ken!

UPDATE - 14 March 2013

As good as Ken’s library is, check this out: I’ve not used it yet myself, but if I was starting from scratch I probably would. I’d be interested to hear people’s experiences with it.