Building a Cross-Platform Mobile App Backend in the Cloud with Node.js

Track: R2D2
Skill Level: Intermediate
Room: Room A303
Time Slot: Thu 2/23, 5:30 PM
Tags: mobile , cloud
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Abstract

The Cloud is the perfect extension for mobile applications. Mobile apps don’t exist in a vacuum, you never know if you’ll have 10 or 10,000 users, and sooner or later you’ll need to save user data in the cloud, perform operations server-side for enhanced scalability, or monitor data feeds to push notifications to your mobile users. Microsoft Azure provides the best infrastructure for mobile developers across all platforms thanks to cross-platform storage, authentication and push notification services, all residing in the cloud. This session explores how you can build cloud-enabled cross-platform applications for iOS, Android and Windows 10 using native SDKs and Microsoft Azure Mobile App Services. You’ll learn how to quickly spin-up a Node.js backend in Azure App Services to authenticate users via Microsoft, Google, Facebook or Twitter credentials, store data remotely in NoSQL tables and blob storage, and even how to send push notifications to all vendor platforms, all through live cross-platform demos. Whether you’re a weekend warrior building consumer apps or a corporate mobile developer building apps for the enterprise, the cloud is the perfect companion for your mobile apps. Come learn how easy it is to harness its power.

Nick Landry

Nick Landry (@ActiveNick) is a mobility pioneer and former entrepreneur specializing in cross-platform mobile app development for Windows, iOS and Android devices. Nick works at Microsoft as a Senior Technical Evangelist in the New York Metro area. He spent most his career in IT consulting, software and services companies across various technical and business roles, designing, building, managing and selling innovative software products and solutions for the world’s top brands and Fortune 500 companies.
Known for his dynamic and engaging style, he is a frequent speaker at major software development conferences worldwide, was a 10-year Microsoft MVP awarded on Windows Phone Development, and a Nokia Developer Ambassador & Champion. With over 24 years of professional experience, Nick is a certified developer and software architect by trade and specializes in Cross-Platform Mobility, Computer Speech & Bots, IoT, Cloud, GIS, HoloLens and Mobile Game Development. He is an active blogger, occasional author, avid gamer, loving husband and proud father.
Blog: http://AgeofMobility.com – GitHub: http://github.com/activenick

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