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How to Setup Windows Azure for iOS in under 5 Minutes

Below is a super quick-start guide to getting up and running on Windows Azure for iOS.

Azure is a powerful backend that can be used for powerful multi-platform mobile, web, and desktop applications. Today we’ll focus on iOS development with the below tutorial illustrating how easy it is to get a demo app up and running.

  1. Go to the Windows Azure website and setup a trial account. It’s free for 90-days as long as you don’t go over the usage limits.
  2. Once your account is created, head to the Azure Management portal and create a Mobile Service.
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  3. Once the new service is running (takes a couple minutes), click into it and create a new iOS app (or connect to an existing app).
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  4. Create the data table and download the starter project.
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  5. Run the starter project in the simulator and it’s ready to go!
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  6. Simply type in a task and press “+” to add it to the list. Pro tip: to delete a task, swipe from either left-to-right or right-to-left.
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  7. Add a todo item, then loop back to the Azure portal and see your entry:
    1. Click Mobile Services
    2. Click on the database you’ve started
    3. Click on ‘Data’ to see the data you’ve entered
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    4. Click on the table and you can see your entry.
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    5. Bonus – Go back to the Dashboard to see usage stats.
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That’s how easy is to get a simple POC up and running on Azure. Stay tuned to this blog as we’ll dive deeper into Azure and how it can be used to setup Push Notification, Authentication, and more!

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