Microsoft releases Windows Azure toolkit for Apple's iOS; Android version slated for June

Summary:On the heels of its release of a first version of Windows Azure toolkit for Windows Phone, Microsoft has created a comparable Azure toolkit for Apple's iOS -- and has another in the works for Android.

On the heels of its release of a first version of Windows Azure toolkit for Windows Phone, Microsoft has created a comparable Azure toolkit for Apple's iOS -- and has another in the works for Android.

Microsoft is making the toolkit and all of the source code for the iOS version available via the Github Web-hosting service. Here are the links:

https://github.com/microsoft-dpe/watoolkitios-lib

https://github.com/microsoft-dpe/watoolkitios-samples

https://github.com/microsoft-dpe/watoolkitios-doc

Microsoft also is working on an Android version of an Azure toolkit, and expects to deliver it a preview of it in June, 2011, according to a May 9 blog post on the Official Microsoft Blog.

The new iOS toolkit can be used for both iPhone and iPad applications developed using Objective-C and XCode.

This toolkit contains resources and services designed to make it easier for iOS developers to use Windows Azure. The goal: To "make it easier to target Windows Azure by offering native libraries for non-Microsoft platforms." Yes, believe it or not, that's straight from the Softies' mouths.

Topics: Mobile OS, Apple, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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