Build a Hybrid Application with the Ionic Framework and Azure Mobile Services, Part 3: Wiring Up The Backend

In Part 2 of this series I discussed how to set up our mobile user interface with Ionic and we prepared our Angular controllers and views to accept data from our Azure Mobile Service backend. In this article, we are going to create our Azure Mobile Service, publish it to the cloud, and start sending and receiving real data from within our Ionic application. Without further ado, let’s get started!
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Build a Hybrid Application with the Ionic Framework and Azure Mobile Services, Part 2: Creating the User Interface

In part one of this series I discussed how to get up and running with an Ionic project. We configured our basic shell project, reconfigured our code to a more modern style, and prepared our user interface for a real implementation. In part two we will complete our user interface in preparation for wiring up our Azure Mobile Service backend in part three. Without further ado, let’s get started!
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Build a Hybrid Application with the Ionic Framework and Azure Mobile Services, Part 1: Configuring the Project

As HTML5 and mobile technology has matured the line between native and hybrid apps has become increasingly blurred. Excluding games, the performance hit which historically plagued hybrid applications is now miniscule. At this time, the deciding factor for whether to build a native or hybrid application has become the technology stack and skill set of you or your team. As a front-end web developer, the time has never been better to transition your skills into mobile application development!
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Getting To Know: HTML5 Local Storage

HTML5 local storage is an underutilized feature which allows developers to store data as key/value pairs within a user’s browser. While local storage may not be a replacement for cookies, it does offer 5MB to persist data beyond page refreshes and browser sessions. A working knowledge of HTML5 local storage is certainly worth adding to your tool belt.
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