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Mobile Development with Azure Mobile Services using HTML5 & JavaScript
by The Nomad Team,
In this tutorial, published on Code Project, we demonstrate how you can build a cross-platform mobile app with Azure Mobile Services using HTML5 and JavaScript. The tutorial uses the sample code below and adapts the sample todo app that’s part of the Get started with Mobile Services tutorial.

Download the AMS HTML5/JavaScript Sample

You’ll notice that there are already tutorials for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 but the problem with these, excluding WP8, is that you need to use an environment other than Visual Studio. This might be OK if you’re already familiar with Java, Objective C, Eclipse, and XCode, but is obviously less than ideal if you’re not.

Never fear though: if your background is almost any flavour of .NET web development there’s a much easier solution: just use HTML5 and JavaScript, which you probably already know, to develop your app, and integrate with AMS from there.
Read the full article on Code Project…

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Nomad for Visual Studio appearing on both Channel9 and The Tablet Show

I’m very excited to announce that Nomad will be appearing on both Channel9 and The Tablet Show in episodes being recorded at the end of this month. These are both great shows and we’d like to thank our friends at Microsoft and .NET Rocks for inviting us on – we’re really looking forward to doing them!

Stay tuned for further updates nearer the time!