Azure Mobile Services: Pre-Release .NET Client Libraries with WP7.5 and PCL Support

If you’ve been along to one of my talks on Azure Mobile Services you’d have noticed that I’d been fairly careful in talking about Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 support in terms of the .NET class libraries for development on the client side which make working with a Mobile Service easier than having to construct HTTP requests manually in code.

That’s because there wasn’t support for Windows Phone other than the new version 8.

That’s starting to change – the post over here points to new support for Windows Phone 7.5 and also portable class libraries which is great (hopefully!) in helping folks who want to build one abstraction over their service and then use it from different calling environments.

As an aside, it’s worth pointing out that iOS and Android class libraries are already available and that JavaScript libraries are also there for working from a Windows 8 application that’s written in JS.