There is tremendous market opportunity in building mobile applications, targeting numerous mobile platforms can be complex, costly and frustrating for enterprise. These new Windows Azure Toolkits make it easier, and less expensive, for developers to extend their applications across major computing platforms. Now “Microsoft Releases the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android“.
SoftElegance is fully agree with the idea: “Using the toolkits, developers can use the cloud to accelerate the creation of applications on the major mobile platforms. Companies are taking advantage to create a unified approach to cloud-to-mobile user experience.”
The best “get started” guide is posted by Wade Wegner on his blogpost “Windows Azure Toolkits for Devices – Now With Android!“. Cloud computing provides a significant opportunity for mobile device developers, as it gives you the ability to write applications that target the same services and capabilities regardless of the device platform, he said.
American Airlines are using the Windows Azure Toolkits for Devices to push real-time flight status, gate change and baggage claim information from American’s reservation system directly to a Windows Phone Live Tiles via Windows Azure’s notifications system. Using the toolkits, American Airlines travelers who download the Windows Phone application have instant access to their most current travel information on the top-level user interface of their phone, eliminating the need for text message, email or phone-call updates.
Download the free toolkits to get started: