About Mobile Apps in Azure App Service
Azure Mobile App Services is a fully managed Paas ( Platform as a Service ) and through this is app administrators, developers and staff who’s in charge of the azure environment can manage their infrastructure over the mobile phone easily without any problems.
Azure Mobile Service let’s you manage resources from anywhere.
It is great to see have access to check status of any resource or critical errors which cause of system down anytime from any place we go. Azure Mobile App allows us not to sit behid the computer or laptop anytime we want to check anything, it is now possible to check our Azure environment from any iOS or Android devices.
Getting notified about issues and fixing them quickly also is a great feature which makes our life easy when running on Azure environment, diagnosting is one of the main things which administrators need to do on their infrastructure and through this application it is also possible.
Mobile App Features:
Authentication and authorization: Support for identity providers, including Azure Active Directory for enterprise authentication, plus social providers such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft accounts. Mobile Apps offers an OAuth 2.0 service for each provider. You can also integrate the SDK for the identity provider for provider-specific functionality.
Discover more about the authentication features.
Data access: Mobile Apps provides a mobile-friendly OData v3 data source that’s linked to Azure SQL Database or an on-premises SQL server. Because this service can be based on Entity Framework, you can easily integrate with other NoSQL and SQL data providers, including Azure Table storage, MongoDB, Azure Cosmos DB, and SaaS API providers such as Office 365 and Salesforce.com.
Offline sync: The client SDKs make it easy to build robust and responsive mobile applications that operate with an offline dataset. You can sync this dataset automatically with the back-end data, including conflict-resolution support.
Discover more about the data features.
Push notifications: The client SDKs integrate seamlessly with the registration capabilities of Azure Notification Hubs, so you can send push notifications to millions of users simultaneously.
Discover more about the push notification features.
Client SDKs: There is a complete set of client SDKs that cover native development (iOS, Android, and Windows), cross-platform development (Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.Forms), and hybrid application development (Apache Cordova). Each client SDK is available with an MIT license and is open-source.
Another App Service features are also:
Autoscaling – Scaling Enironments – Continuous deployment – Virtual networking – Isolated and dedicated environments
It is also possible to run Commands over Azure Shell or CLI while you’re your mobile device.
Conclusion, this app is really a great service for managing Azure Services and environment while we’re away from our DC or even our laptop, pc and it gives us more resiliency to manage our environment.
Thank you for reading.
Some parts updated from Microsoft Docs.