Share your location as a text message using Azure Functions and Twilio
Learn how to use location tracking on your phone mixed with Azure Functions and Twilio to share your location with your friends as a text message.
In this module, you will:
Create a cross-platform Xamarin.Forms app that uses Xamarin.Essentials
Create a cross-platform UI using XAML with application logic in a ViewModel, as well as bind properties in a ViewModel to the UI
Detect the user's location
Create the Azure Functions with an HTTP trigger and run it locally
Call the Azure Functions from a mobile app, passing data as JSON
Bind the Azure Functions to Twilio to send an SMS message
Publish an Azure Functions app to Azure
You need an Azure subscription to complete these exercises. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account and add a subscription before you begin. If you are a student, you can take advantage of the Azure for students offer.