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Mobile App and Mobile Services relation RRS feed

  • Question

  • From: Brian Stewart @sibtiger33 via Twitter

    "Is mobile apps just mobile services with a. Net backend? Will current mobile services tutorials which relate to. Not backend still be applicable to mobile apps?"

    Thanks,

    @AzureSupport

    Friday, October 9, 2015 5:08 PM

All replies

  • Mobile Apps provides many of the same functionalities as mobile services. It provides a .NET backend (so does Mobile Services) with authentication, push notifications and SQL data offline sync capabilities (just like Mobile Services). 

    However, Azure App Service Mobile Apps is also a service on top of web apps, so you get all the great functionality of Azure App Service Web Apps.  Some of the things I think are great about this (and are not available in Mobile Services):

    • Full source control integration with automated deployment via VSO, GitHub and others
    • Operational Insights and better monitoring via App Insights
    • Staging slots - allowing you to do staged roll outs
    • Running a web site to complement your mobile site
    • VPN support / Hybrid Connections
    • Back up for your backend

    In short, if you are looking to implement a mobile backend right now, you should be looking at Azure App Service Mobile Apps in the majority of cases.

    Friday, October 9, 2015 7:57 PM
    Moderator