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Custom connectors, taking Azure Logic and API apps for a spin - Part 2

A few weeks ago I wrote about Azure Logic apps, a sort of "BizTalk light in the cloud" promising easy integration using a visual drag and drop "connectors"-based approach. You can take a look at the first part here.

So what happens now?

We left Logic Apps after having successfully used standard connectors to create a logic app that would do the following.

  1. Run every minute
  2. Search for the latest tweets containing a given string (the URL of this blog)
  3. Send the first result as a text message

This was achieved using the "Recurrence", "Twitter" and "Twilio" connectors respectively. The problem with the logic app was that it runs every minute, and always send a text message, even though

Yet more apps, taking Azure Logic and API apps for a spin - Part 1

It has been a couple of months since Microsoft announced the Logic and API apps as part of the Azure App Service suite. I've been wanting to take the new offerings for a spin to get an idea of whether this is something I can see myself using.

What are these apps?

Logic Apps allow you to create integration workflows by joining together a kind of API apps called "connectors". It provides a visual way of constructing integrations where one connector exposes some capability that after being triggered will be piped into other connectors. By chaining these triggers and connectors you can create potentially powerful integrations between applications.

If you want a bit more background before we continue I suggest