Contents tagged with Azure Mobile Services

  • Azure API Management and Azure Mobile Services

     

    Azure Mobile Services simplifies the creation of scalable REST APIs. Now, with the release of Azure API Management, you can complement your API with state of the art API management capabilities.

    In this blog post I am going to show you how you can use Azure API Management to manage your Azure Mobile Services API.

     

    But wait… What is API management anyway?

     

    Let’s assume you have a unique dataset that you want to expose for development consumption via a REST …

  • Azure Mobile Services as a API Cache, avoiding rate limits – Part 2

     

    In a previous post I discussed the details of using Azure Mobile Services as a caching tier for your API calls.

    As a quick overview, previously I showed you how you can use Azure Mobile Services a caching middle tier between your mobile application and a third party API provider. You could use this approach to reduce the number of calls that you make to your third party API and therefore avoid  API rate limit/ API throttling scenarios. Also, I walked through all the …

  • How to Implement full text search in your mobile application using Azure Mobile Services

    Search is one of those features that users expect and could be challenging to implement for mobile applications. In this blog post I will show how you can implement full text search capabilities for your mobile application using Azure Mobile Services with a .NET backend. The approach is quite simple and leverages some of the cool features of Azure Mobile Services such as custom APIs and the ability to schedule jobs. I will be using Lucene.Net, which is a stable port of the popular Java based …

  • Azure Mobile Services as an API Cache, avoiding API Rate Limits

     

    Let’s say you are using a third party REST API that allows you to cache its data in your mobile application, and everything is working great. But all of a sudden, you come across an unexpected challenge: the API calls have started to fail and your users are getting ugly errors. After doing your due diligence you pin point that this happens after your application exceeds a threshold on the number of API calls it makes. If this is the case you are likely to be the experiencing API …