Microsoft has released a new toolkit to help developers write applications for ’s mobile platform that also play nice with cloud Windows, also known as Windows Azure. The Windows maker says the toolkit is available for its own Windows Phone platform as well, adding that a version for Android is due next month. The iOS tookit facilitates the creation of both and apps developed using Objective-C and XCode. Why bother? Microsoft explains they want to “make it easier to target Windows Azure by offering native libraries for non-Microsoft platforms”.
Using the toolkits, developers can use the cloud to accelerate the creation of applications on the major mobile platforms.
The iOS toolkit includes:
● A compiled Objective-C library for working with services running in Windows Azure (e.g. push notification, authN/authZ, and storage)
● Full source code for the objective-C library (along with Xcode project file)
● Sample iOS application that demonstrates how to use Windows Azure Storage with full source code
Recently, Microsoft also announced a new Bing Maps SDK for iOS devices.
You can download the toolkit below.