Building Cross-Platform Mobile Applications with C# and XamarinNew
Today’s world of smartphones has narrowed into two primary camps—Android and IOS—and to be competitive, you must develop for both. If you don’t want to hire two completely different development teams, use Xamarin. It enables .NET development teams to leverage their current platform and abilities to build truly cross-platform apps with a single code base. Mike Benkovich explores how you can start using Xamarin to build code for Android and iOS devices using C# and a common framework. Mike presents an overview of Xamarin and how it is used for cross-platform development. See how to setup and configure a development workstation to use Xamarin, and delve into Hello, World! and Xamarin Forms. Learn how to automate the testing process to add value to the solution and deliver releases with Team Services Build and Release features as well as HockeyApp. Takeaway lessons learned using Xamarin on real applications and best practices for building applications using Xamarin.
Laptop Required: Participants must bring either a Windows Laptop with Visual Studio installed or a Mac with Xamarin Studio installed. You should have a basic understanding of and some experience coding with C# and .NET development—and a willingness to learn.