Are iOS Apps with Azure Mobile Services (Preview/Free services) available for use in PRODUCTION Apps? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    We are developing a mirror of our site's functions in Azure Mobile Services.  The progress so far has shown several areas where Azure Mobile Services can be used with our iOS app we are planning to release soon. 

    We are at a decision point and need to know if we do include some of the Preview Services (Azure Mobile Services SDK) code in our app, will the App be rejected by Apple?

    Have Apps using the Azure Mobile Services SDK and Preview functions been approved by Apple yet?

    I would like to know the duration of the preview - when will Azure Mobile Services be released as a 'regular' service.

    Maybe most of all - where can I get more information on the clarification on the dates and of what the risks of developing on the preview features are. 





    Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:13 AM

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  • Absolutely, we have many apps in production today that use our SDK available in the iOS app store.

    Obviously, we can't openly share the names of all these customers but there's one that I can - and that's my app - doto ( This is in prod, with hundreds of users and uses the Windows Azure Mobile Services SDK extensively.


    PS - I even shared my Core Data sync implementation that doto uses:

    PPS - Let us know when you ship your app - be sure to mail us at - we love to know about apps built on our platform!

    PPPS - there's a web version of doto that uses the same backend available at

    Thursday, June 13, 2013 3:42 AM
  • My app was just rejected because the apple review team could not login to my app.  My login process makes a query against Azure to verify the password, but they said my wait cursor just spun forever.  Therefore, they said it was a bug and rejected it.  I asked them how long they waited and they said over 5 minutes.  In all of my testing, either it just worked or it would timeout.  I can't understand how their attempt did not timeout or just work.  Is there anything I need to do in my usage of Azure before I build a release version of my app?


    Monday, June 23, 2014 8:25 PM