Share your location as a text message using Azure Functions and Twilio

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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 an Azure Function with an HTTP trigger and run it locally
  • Call an Azure Function from a mobile app, passing data as JSON
  • Bind an Azure Function to Twilio to send an SMS message
  • Publish an Azure Function to Azure


We're sorry. The lab environment you'll need to complete the exercises in this module is not available right now. You can still work through the module on your own or try again later.