Using Azure Mobile Services from Windows Phone 7 apps
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: http://www.johanlaanstra.nl/?p=217. 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.