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Android and iOS Mobile Device Development with Azure Mobile Services using HTML5 and JavaScript

, 10 May 2013
Tutorial showing how to build an iOS or Android app using Azure Mobile Services with HTML5 and JavaScript in Visual Studio.
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        <title>Todo list: bjrtodolist</title>
        <link rel='stylesheet' href='style/styles.css' />
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        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" />
        <div id='wrapper'>
                    <h2>Windows Azure</h2>
                    <h1>Mobile Services</h1>

                    <form id='add-item'>
                        <button type='submit'>Add</button>
                        <div><input type='text' id='new-item-text' placeholder='Enter new task' /></div>

                <ul id='todo-items'></ul>
                <p id='summary'>Loading...</p>

                <a href=''>
                    Learn more about Windows Azure Mobile Services

        <script src='scripts/jquery-1.9.1.min.js'></script>
        <script src='scripts/MobileServices.Web-1.0.0.min.js'></script>
        <script src='scripts/app.js'></script>

<!--<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Page Title</title>
    <script src="scripts/jquery-1.6.4.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="scripts/" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="scripts/cordova.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <link rel="Stylesheet" href="style/" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" />
        <div data-role="page" id="page1">
            <div data-theme="e" data-role="header">
            <div data-role="content">
                        This is your Nomad project...
                <ul data-role="listview" data-divider-theme="e" data-inset="true">
                    <li data-role="list-divider" role="heading">
                        Getting Started
                    <li data-theme="c">
                        <a href="" target="_newtab">
                            Read the guide
                    <li data-theme="c">
                        <a href="" target="_newtab">
                            Report a problem
                    <li data-theme="c">
                        Hit the build button and try it on a device!

                <hr />

                <ul data-role="listview" data-divider-theme="e">
                    <li data-role="list-divider" role="heading">
                        Device Information
                        <h3>Compass heading: <span id="heading">n/a</span></h3>
                        <p>Uses compass.watchHeading</p>
                        <h3>Connection type: <span id="connection">n/a</span></h3>
                        <p>Uses connection.type</p>
                    <li data-theme="c">
                        <h3>Contacts: <span id="contacts">n/a</span></h3>
                        <p>Uses navigator.contacts.find</p>
                    <li data-theme="c">
                        <h3>Device properties:</h3>
                        <p>Uses device.*</p>
                        <div id="deviceprops" style="font-size: 11px;">n/a</div>
                    <li data-theme="c">
                        <h3>Geolocation: <span id="geolocation">n/a</span></h3>
                        <p>Uses navigator.geolocation.watchPosition</p>
                    <li data-theme="c">
                        <img alt="" src="images/choosephoto.png" id="picture" /><button data-role="button" data-inline="true" onclick="showPictures();">
                            Choose a picture
                        <p><span id="geolocationerror"></span></p>
            <div data-theme="a" data-role="footer">

            <script type="text/javascript">
                function showPictures() {
           (imageURI) {
                        $('img#picture').attr('src', imageURI);
                    }, function (error) {
                        $('img#picture').replaceWith('<p>' + error + '</p>');
                    }, { sourceType:, destinationType: });

                $(function () {
                    var compassWatchID, geoWatchID;

                    document.addEventListener("deviceready", function () {
                        // Compass
                        compassWatchID = navigator.compass.watchHeading(function (heading) {
                            $('span#heading').html(heading.magneticHeading.toFixed(2) + '&#176;');
                        }, function (error) {
                        }, { frequency: 3000 });

                        // Connection
                        var networkState =,
                            states = {};

                        states[Connection.UNKNOWN] = 'Unknown';
                        states[Connection.ETHERNET] = 'Ethernet';
                        states[Connection.WIFI] = 'WiFi';
                        states[Connection.CELL_2G] = 'Cell 2G';
                        states[Connection.CELL_3G] = 'Cell 3G';
                        states[Connection.CELL_4G] = 'Cell 4G';
                        states[Connection.NONE] = 'No network';


                        // Contacts
                        navigator.contacts.find(['id'], function (contacts) {
                            $('span#contacts').text(contacts.length + ' found');
                        }, function (error) {
                        }, { multiple: true });

                        // Device properties
                            '<strong>Name:</strong> ' + + '<br/>' +
                            '<strong>Cordova version:</strong> ' + device.cordova + '<br/>' +
                            '<strong>Platform:</strong> ' + device.platform + '<br/>' +
                            '<strong>UUID:</strong> ' + device.uuid + '<br/>' +
                            '<strong>Version:</strong> ' + device.version + '<br/>'

                        // Geolocation
                        geoWatchID = navigator.geolocation.watchPosition(function (position) {
                            $('span#geolocation').text(position.coords.latitude.toFixed(2) + 'N, ' + position.coords.longitude.toFixed(2) + 'E');
                        }, function (error) {
                            $('span#geolocationerror').text(error.code + ': ' + error.message);
                        }, { frequency: 3000 });
                } ());

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