Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Xamarin + Azure: Part 4 - Intelligent Apps

Scope

The article shown below follows my presentation and demo at Xamarin Dev Days in Mauritius. The article demonstrates how to get started with Azure mobile apps and the benefits of the powers of Cloud in terms of scalability, Offline Sync, and Data Analytics.
This is the fourth part of the series, where we’ll use intelligent features of the app, using Microsoft Cognitive Services.


Introduction

The objective of this article is to build on the sample app discussed in part 3 and use Microsoft Cognitive Services to calculate the sentiment score of the feedback to determine whether it is positive or a negative feedback.

Microsoft Cognitive Services lets you build apps with powerful algorithms, using just a few lines of code. They work across the devices and platforms such as iOS, Android and Windows, keep improving, and are easy to set up.

To reach this goal, the Text Analytics API of Microsoft Cognitive Services shall be used.


Text Analytics API

Text Analytics API is a suite of text analytics Services built with Azure Machine Learning. It currently offers APIs for sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction, and topic detection for English text, as well as language detection for 120 languages.



Sunday, 18 December 2016

TechNet Guru Awards November 2016!

The TechNet Guru Awards celebrate the technical articles on TechNet, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU!
Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention from all corners of TechNet.

This month, my article about Xamarin + Azure won the bronze award.