When creating a Azure Mobile Service, a Notification Hub is automatically created as well enabling large scale push notifications to devices across any mobile platform (Android, iOS, Windows Store apps, and Windows Phone).
For a background on Notification Hubs, see this overview as well as these tutorials and guides, and Scott Guthrie’s blogBroadcast push notifications to millions of mobile devices using Windows Azure Notification Hubs.
Let’s look at how devices register for notification and how to send notifications to registered devices using the .NET backend.
Notification Hub Creation
When creating an Azure Mobile Service, a Service Bus Notification Hub is automatically provisioned for that service. A Notification Hub is specified by two parameters: a Service Bus Connection string and the name of the Notification Hub which both are derived from the service name. You can inspect the state of the Notification Hub in the Azure Portal by looking under the Service Bus tab, for example, for the Mobile Service henrikntest11, it looks like this:
To read more about this, click here: