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Mobile Apps & Sites with ASP.NET

ASP.NET can power native mobile apps with a Web API back end, as well as mobile web sites using responsive design frameworks like Twitter Bootstrap. If you are buiding a native mobile app, it's easy to create a JSON-based Web API to handle data access, authentication, and push notifications for your app. If you are building a responsive mobile site, you can use any CSS framework or open grid system you prefer, or select a powerful mobile system like jQuery Mobile or Sencha and great mobile applications with PhoneGap.

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Develop Mobile Apps

Calling Web API from a Windows Phone 8 Application

This end-to-end tutorial shows how to create an ASP.NET Web API application that provides data to a Windows Phone 8 application.

Get Started with Azure Mobile Services

Get started using Azure Mobile Services with ASP.NET Web API. This tutorial shows how to create a Mobile Services app from the Azure Management Portal.

Authentication in Azure Mobile Services

This tutorial shows how to authenticate users in Azure Mobile Services from your app.

Using Push Notifications in Azure Mobile Services

Use Azure Mobile Services to send push notifications to a mobile device.

Develop Mobile Sites

Deploy an Mobile-Friendly ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Application on Windows Azure Web Sites

This tutorial will teach you the basics of how to deploy an MVC 5 application to a Windows Azure web site and create mobile-friendly views using responsive Bootstrap design.

Add mobile pages to your ASP.NET Web Forms / MVC application

This How To describes various ways to serve pages optimized for mobile devices from your ASP.NET Web Forms / MVC application, and suggests architectural and design issues to consider when targeting a broad range of devices.

Detect the latest mobile devices using 51degrees.mobi Foundation

51degrees.mobi Foundation is a third-party open source project that enhances ASP.NET's Request.Browser API so you can easily detect recently-released mobile devices including Windows Phone 7, Android, and Apple iPad.

Simulate popular mobile devices for testing

Links to device emulators and simulators that you can use to test your mobile web applications

Mobile Web Sites with ASP.NET MVC and the Mobile Browser Definition File

In this talk presented at the Microsoft MIX conference, Scott Hanselman discusses how you can create mobile device friendly websites using ASP.NET MVC.

Develop iPhone applications with ASP.NET

ComponentOne Studio for iPhone is a suite of ASP.NET controls that mimic the look and feel of the iPhone and iPod touch user interfaces when rendered in Mobile Safari.