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"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.""The program is stable and we've had no technical issues so far.""The product is scalable.""Overall, all of the features are very good.""Azure data factory is a good tool.""It's a platform as a service, so we don't have to manage the infrastructure to hold the websites.""Debugging using Application Insights is a valuable feature."

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"The cross platform ability is a great asset.""It usually saves time for application development. We write once and the code works everywhere.""On the market, compared to everyone else, they're the top solution. They're the best solution out there that I could see."

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"Sometimes we face problems, but those are technical problems in Microsoft, bugs or something doesn't work as expected, but that's normal.""I would like to see faster adoption and templates that we can use.""The solution is quite expensive. If you need more features, you need to pay for them.""I am new to the intervention and I find it difficult to find my way around the user interface. I have my own learning tool. However, it could be simpler for new users.""Lacking somewhat in template data flows.""The solution needs better integration capabilities on the network side.""Initially, there were some rare instances when the server went down because it was deployed on Linux."

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"We need to think about partnering with IBM because there is a need for a big data partner; someone who has machine learning and can help us connect the app to big data.""They need to take a step towards independence from the UI platform. It takes a lot of time to adapt the native controls.""The problem that I faced was that the communication, the roles, and the responsibilities, weren't defined between Microsoft and Xamarin."

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"Azure doesn't cost as much as other services.""Less than USD $100 per month.""We have no complaints about the pricing."

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"Xamarin is free, or comes with Visual Studio. Therefore, it is very profitable."

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Top Answer: Overall, all of the features are very good.
Top Answer: It's too early to really say what features are lacking at this point. I am new to the intervention and I find it difficult to find my way around the user interface. I have my own learning tool… more »
Top Answer: The primary use case has been pretty vague so far. Right now, my scope is on DevOps. I'm looking at it from the point of view of having a DevOps platform. We already have a team foundation server and… more »
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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
Real Madrid, Absolut, AccuWeather, Heineken, NBC News, ParamountCinemark, MixRadio, Sqor Sports, Storyo, JetBlue, The World Bank, Cr_dito Agrcola, Applied Research Associates
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company8%
Construction Company6%
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Small Business38%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure App Service vs. Xamarin Platform and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Microsoft Azure App Service is ranked 3rd in Mobile Development Platforms with 7 reviews while Xamarin Platform is ranked 6th in Mobile Development Platforms with 3 reviews. Microsoft Azure App Service is rated 8.4, while Xamarin Platform is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure App Service writes "It saves us time and money and installation is really easy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Xamarin Platform writes "Provides the right tools and libraries needed for building apps". Microsoft Azure App Service is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Adobe ColdFusion, Pega BPM and Appian, whereas Xamarin Platform is most compared with Appium, OutSystems, Ionic, Temenos Quantum and IBM MobileFirst. See our Microsoft Azure App Service vs. Xamarin Platform report.

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