Microsoft today announced the availability of Windows Azure toolkit for Android devices. The toolkit includes native libraries (for storage and authentication), a sample application, and unit tests. Along with the Android release, Microsoft has also updated Windows Azure toolkit for Windows Phones. v1.3 has following new features,
- Support for SQL Azure as a membership provider.
- Support for SQL Azure as a data source through using OData.
- Updates for the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 1.4 and the Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 RC.
- Upgraded the web application ASP.NET MVC 3.
- Shipped the full source code to BabelCam, which is now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Windows Azure toolkit allows developers to create apps that takes advantage of Cloud power using Windows Azure. We have seen many apps using the same, for example the American airlines app uses Windows Azure services, Trackmyshot health app which is also going to get released in iOS and Android platforms uses Windows Azure to power its users. Hope we see more powerful apps from the future.
More details on it at Windows Phone teamâ€™s blog.