Quick guide: Build a mobile app on Azure

All the major clouds offer mobile back ends as a service, but InfoWorld judged Azure's to be the best. Here's how to create a mobile app on Azure Mobile Services fast

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Building mobile apps needn’t be hard, but it often is. You spend time rolling your own cloud services, integrating with various push services, building databases, even setting up single-sign on -- that is, installing the plumbing when you could be writing code instead.

To avoid doing it yourself, you now have the option of using MBaaS (mobile back end as a service). InfoWorld recently compared MBaaS offerings from Amazon, Google and Microsoft -- and rounded up several independent MBaaS providers last year -- all of which are designed to make it easier to build mobile applications.

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