This Toolkit is now deprecated and is now

superseded by Windows Azure Mobile Services

The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone provided developers with the first iteration of support for building backend services for Windows Phone apps using Windows Azure.  The main areas of feedback we received from mobile developers was that they wanted a turn-key set of services for common functionality such as notifications, auth, and data.   Windows Azure Mobile Services directly reflects this feedback by enabling developers to simply provision, configure, and consume scalable backend services. The downloads for this toolkit will be removed on the week of Feb 1st 2013 and all future improvements will be channeled into Windows Azure Mobile Services rather than this toolkit. 

To get started with Mobile Services, sign up for a Windows Azure account and receive 10 free Mobile Services.

WAT Windows Phone

 The Tweet Your Blobs  sample uses bitly API to shorten picture URLs before tweeting them. In order to use bitly API you need to obtain a bitly Username and API Key.


Obtaining a bitly Username and API Key

  1. Navigate to
  2. In case you already have a bitly account, click Sign In. Otherwise, click Sing Up and complete the process.
  3. Copy the bitly Username and bitly API Key values and use it during the TweetYourBlobs setup process.

Last edited Jan 21, 2013 at 9:26 PM by nharris, version 8


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