Thursday 28th May, 2015
6:00pm to 6:50pm
Android is a popular development target for modern apps, providing usability on phones and tablets. The native developer tools from Google require Java and Eclipse or Android Studio to build Android apps.
Many developers are looking for an alternative approach that lets them share a lot of code across mobile platforms, but without sacrificing the user experience, performance or capabilities of their apps. Xamarin is a powerful toolset that allows developers to write native Android (and iOS) apps using C#, thanks to the Mono framework – an Open Source project that brings the C# language and .NET to other platforms.
This session explores how you can build cross-platform applications for iOS, Android, and Windows using C#, where we’ll focus more in depth on the Android experience. You’ll learn how to get started with Xamarin, which tools and emulators you can use, how Xamarin integrates with the Android SDK, and finally how to structure your projects for maximum code reuse when targeting multiple platforms. We’ll even look at how you can share UI code with Xamarin.Forms.
Native mobile development doesn’t have to be so hard. Whether you’re an Android developer curious about other platform, or a .NET developer curious about Android, this session is perfect for you.
Canadian Geek in NJ. Microsoft Technical Evangelist, NY Metro. X-plat Mobile Developer. Ex-WPDEV MVP. GIS Pro. Game Dev. Speaker. Author. Blogger. Father. Gamer
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