Download this exclusive chapter from Xamarin.Forms Projects, by Daniel Hindrikes and Johan Karlsson, and learn how to build a chat app with real-time communication. To do this, you need a backend. Create a backend that can scale up to handle a large number of users but also scale down when the number of users is reduced. To build that backend, use a serverless architecture based on services in Microsoft Azure.
The following topics will be covered in this chapter:
Creating a SignalR service in Microsoft Azure
Using Azure functions as an API
Scheduling jobs with Azure functions
Using blob storage to store photos
Using Azure Cognitive Services to scan photos for adult content
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