Azure App Service Companion for iOS

This has absolutely nothing to do with SQL Server, it actually has nothing to do with data but I felt like blogging about it.

I saw an announcement recently and I was intrigued by it. All my excitement was over Azure App Service Companion support for iOS where you can have the ability to manage your Azure apps via your phone (its basic monitoring but having this can be pretty handy).

Stepping back a bit, App service is a PaaS offering from Microsoft giving you the ability to create web/mobile apps. More details found here – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/app-service-value-prop-what-is/

I created a demo website (underlying resources created in the US), the classic coffee shop from Microsoft and I wanted to see how this links to App Service Companion on my shiny new iPhone.

At a high level you have the ability to monitor your app and view custom built alerts based on status of your app – Let’s look at my setup.

Get to the app store and download it – App Service Companion will be installed as shown below.

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Click it and enter your Azure details

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It will now load your subscription details

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It will / should pick up your web apps – the funny looking string of numbers is my website.

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Below shows general information about your web app – nothing ground breaking here.

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The next couple of screen shots show Requests by the minute and Average response times for my web app.

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Navigation through the app is very smooth, it’s well developed and I think it will be a handy tool for monitoring on the go for your Azure apps. It is nice to see quality applications built by Microsoft for iOS. Imagine this capability for your Azure SQL database, I know I would use it.

3 thoughts on “Azure App Service Companion for iOS

  1. Pingback: Azure App Service Companion for iOS - SQL Server Blog - SQL Server - Toad World

  2. Glad you liked our app! yes SQL would make a great addition, we are focusing on getting all the App service resources in with troubleshooting and support as our main focus. Well made blog post ! 🙂 Kudos !

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