Building services for apps on a shoestring budget

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You want to build an app and need a backend but have a limited budget? This presentation is a look at two major solutions:
1 - Using Cloud services like Azure, AppHarbour & Amazon cheaply
2 - Using combination of other services to power your app

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Building services for apps on a shoestring budget

  1. 1. Building services for apps on a shoestring budget AppFactory Training ⛟ Robert MacLean 28 May 2014
  2. 2. Always check • http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/overview/ • http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/ • Azure is big and complex – but there are a couple of free services and some stuff is cheap
  3. 3. Web Sites • 10 sites • 1Gb storage • WebJobs • No domain • 5Gb transfer (need to be over 14Gb to hit $1 / month)
  4. 4. Mobile Services • 10 services/month • 20Mb database
  5. 5. Notification Hubs • 500 devices/per day (notifications) • 3333 pushes per day (6 pushes per device) • 500k API calls • SecureCom = Free SSL
  6. 6. Databases • Was Web & Business • Cheapest was 100Mb web @ $5 / m • Future (and now in preview) • Basic/Std/Premium • Cheapest is $2.50 / month (2GB!)
  7. 7. It’s not just Azure
  8. 8. Out of the box thinking https://github.com/mapkyca/ifttt-webhook
  9. 9. Out of the box thinking 20Gb per day
  10. 10. Out of the box thinking

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