Azure notification hub can be used to send push notification to your client app. It supports sending push notification to application build with Xamarin (but not only restricted to it). I create a notification hub in Azure using FREE TIER for a work related project, with intention to be used by team to work and test push notification in their application development. Development environment setup gave assumption that the usage will be quite less so free tier will suffice the need here. When you install the application (the one which has integrated Azure Notification Hub) on first run application will register the device with the Azure notification hub service (based on permission available) and that will count against "Active Device" in your hub server statistics. Last night, team member complained that he is now getting: 'The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.'.', Exception=System.Net. » Read more

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Most of you already know about it and rest are still confused and don't know what the hell is happening. This may help for the one who are still digesting the big changes and not sure what is going on! Story started long back (more than an year ago) and now have finally (I think) reached a much mature stage (comparatively). Big Name Change Starting with ASP.NET vNext (or vNext in general) with "K" set of tools. Then they renamed it to be called as ASP.NET 5 and finally settled with .NET Core 1.0 / ASP.NET Core 1.0. Scott wrote about it few months back and I recommend to take a read (really a short one - "Naming is hard."). Parallel Universe The .NET and Webstack continues the journey forward now in parallel. First: This one is "Windows Only" stack » Read more

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To start using Couchbase solution as data store for your mobile application you need to setup up couple of things. This stack is named Couchbase Mobile and consist of three components: Couchbase Lite (Embedded NoSQL database) Couchbase Sync Gateway (Server component to synchronize data between the device and server) Couchbase Server (NoSQL database server) Download the above components from here. Going forward we are going to setup the two server components from the above list on Ubuntu machine (Ubuntu 14.04 at the time of writing). For the sake of writing, I have used droplet from Digital Ocean. But it is not restricted to any hosting provider. You can spin up a Ubuntu machine on Amazon Web Service, Microsoft Azure or any other hosting provider of your choice. AWS also provides a ready made package for the same in AWS marketplace you can use. Once you have a Ubuntu machine » Read more

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Quick note: Below case only affects developers using VS2015 (only) and AzureSDK for .NET - v2.8.2 seems to fix the problem. Link: Azure SDK for .NET v2.8.2 Many of you are using Azure Mobile Service as your service back-end for the mobile device applications. It has been there for a while now and it is pretty awesome. Azure and Microsoft recently shifting towards the concepts of App Mobile Service resource to do the Mobile Service stuffs with the same pattern that applies to ASP.NET MVC and WebAPI. Flash back For everyone who has a hosted Azure Mobile Service in their Azure Account should be seeing this new option called "Migrate to App Service" when that resource is selected in Classic Azure Portal: This is an in-place upgrade to the App Service provided by Azure team. When you click on that option you see » Read more

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