Consuming Microsoft Cognitive Services with Swift 4

This post is a direct result of a conversation with a colleague in a taxi in Madrid. We were driving to Santiago Bernabéu (the Real Madrid Stadium) to demonstrate to business leaders the power of artificial intelligence. The conversation was around the ease of use of Cognitive Services for what we call “native native” developers. We…

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App Services Custom Domain, SSL & DNS

We’ve all seen tutorials which demonstrate how to deploy a simple todo list backend to Azure but how many have you read that go onto secure it? In this post, I’m going to cover how I’m securing the Bait News v2 backend infrastructure as well as covering how to configure custom domains. Why bother? Apple…

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Creating a simple Azure backend POC for your mobile app

Most mobile apps require some form of infrastructure to function correctly. In the case of something like Instagram, they’ll likely have some blob storage for storing images and then a SQL database for storing user information like comments and likes. They’ll have a REST API which the mobile app uses to interact with these services…

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Creating a 5 star search experience

Search is a feature that can make or break your mobile app, but it can be incredibly difficult to get right. In this blog post, I’m going to share how I’m solving search with Beer Drinkin. There are many options for us developers looking to implement search solutions into our projects. Some of us may…

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Facebook Authentication with Azure

Important Note Microsoft have recently released Azure App Services which aims to replace Mobile Services. I will be writing an updated guide shortly.   Azure Mobile Services (AMS) is a great platform for .NET developers to build complex apps that require a backend in almost no time and at very competitive prices. I’ve been using it…

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