Building a Real-Time Photo Gallery with Xamarin, SignalR, Azure, and WebAPI

Lately I’ve been throwing around the idea of writing an app for my wedding, and started thinking of what I’d want to put in it. One feature that I thought could be fun would be to let guests upload photos directly from the app and display them both to other guests and on our site in real time. In this post I’ll go over how I was able to quickly put together a simple prototype for how this could work using SignalR, Azure Storage, and WebAPI.


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Using SignalR in MonoTouch and Mono for Android Apps

If you haven’t checked out SignalR yet, what are you waiting for? SignalR is a .NET library that makes it really easy to build realtime applications. The server can be hosted inside a web application, or even in a simple…