360iDev

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at 360iDev in Denver, CO.  This was the first time I’ve been to an event in downtown Denver and really the first time I’ve spent more than a few hours in Denver at all.  The conference was really great and being in the city was a fantastic experience.  The only thing that wasn’t great were typical conference issues of projectors with too low of a resolution and bad wifi.  Thankfully I think I got past these two issues enough to deliver my two presentations.  You can read about those presentations and grab the slides for them below:

 

Building Connected iOS Apps with Mobile Services

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This session covered how you can build iOS applications using Azure Mobile Services.  Mobile Services provides a convenient way to store data, authenticate users, provide push notifications, backend logic, processed jobs and much more. 

Pushing to All the iPhones with Azure

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This session went through how developers can use Azure Notification Hubs to handling push notifications with iOS apps.  Notification Hubs provides a ton of push related functionality including broadcasts, targeted pushes, as well as easy cross-platform pushes in a super scalable way.


I hope to return and spend more time in Denver in the future.  Whenever I do, I’ll be sure to make a return trip to The Squeaky Bean (and you should go there too)!


Chris Risner