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Host REST API

Hello guys!
I got a question. I have created my first Xamarin App. On this App I want to display data, I wasn´t sure how to do, so a colleague recommended me to write a REST API. This API is ready now and also connected to my MySQL database, but another problem came up. I don´t know how to connect this API to my App now. I know it is possible with Azure, but as it is just a test project I don´t really want to pay for the hosting. Maybe you can tell me a possible way to do it for free. I´m open for all suggestion, if there is a better way than the one with the REST API please tell me.

If you know good hosting possibilities I would be very thankful for your help!

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  • AndyFlisherAndyFlisher GBBeta, University ✭✭✭✭

    Depends on the data format the Rest API outputs data in, but let's assume JSON for now, in which case a combination of RestSharp and Newtonsoft Json Nugets shold do the job, lot's of examples as to how to pull down and deserialise the data

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