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Setting up a Backend for a Chat App Using Azure Services

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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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