Compare IBM MobileFirst vs. Microsoft Azure App Service

IBM MobileFirst is ranked 8th in Mobile Development Platforms with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure App Service is ranked 10th in Mobile Development Platforms with 3 reviews. IBM MobileFirst is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Azure App Service is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM MobileFirst writes "Streamlines development of hybrid applications, and has ability to integrate device-native code". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure App Service writes "It saves us time and money and installation is really easy". IBM MobileFirst is most compared with Kony, Xamarin Platform and Ionic, whereas Microsoft Azure App Service is most compared with Oracle Application Express (APEX), Adobe ColdFusion and Appian. See our IBM MobileFirst vs. Microsoft Azure App Service report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM MobileFirst vs. Microsoft Azure App Service and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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Pros
With help of this product, we have been able to develop mobile applications without having complete knowledge of each mobile OS's native programming technology. App development, delivery, and code management have been very efficient using this product.I like Its capability for developing hybrid applications, with an ability to integrate device-native code as wellIBM MobileFirst has one of the most feature-rich admin panels.

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The product is scalable.The program is stable and we've had no technical issues so far.It's very easy to use. That's one of the advantages for the business, that you don't need to struggle to configure your website and your app service. Microsoft made sure to make it stable and very easy to configure.

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Cons
I would like to see improved support for native device functions.There are issues with push notifications, especially for Windows mobile apps. JSONStore also crashes abruptly at times.

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The solution is quite expensive. If you need more features, you need to pay for them.I would like to see faster adoption and templates that we can use.Sometimes we face problems, but those are technical problems in Microsoft, bugs or something doesn't work as expected, but that's normal.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Cost depends upon various factors. Size of the overall application and product usage matter a lot. For an enterprise-grade application, this certainly comes out as an economical solution. However, for small-scale applications, it can turn out to be on the higher side.

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Azure doesn't cost as much as other services.

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MobileFirst, WorklightAzure App Service
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Overview
IBM Worklight helps organizations extend their business to mobile devices.

Azure App Service Web Apps (or just Web Apps) is a service for hosting web applications, REST APIs, and mobile back ends. You can develop in your favorite language, be it .NET, .NET Core, Java, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, or Python. Applications run and scale with ease on Windows-based environments.

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Sample Customers
UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions, Gruppo Unipol, Raymond James Financial, Toshiba GCS, CST, ABK-Systeme GmbH, BNP ParibasReal Madrid, Absolut, AccuWeather, Heineken, NBC News, Paramount
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