Workshop : Building your Apps for Cross Platform Success (Part 1)

Join us for an in-depth look at building Windows 8 apps using C#, MvvmCross and Xamarin.Mobile providing an easier path to port your apps From Windows 8 to iOS and Android! Learn to how to give your app deep integration with platform features but still maintain portability.

MvvmCross will help you reuse much of your UI code, implementing only the bare minimum in platform specific code. Follow that up with Xamarin.Mobile to access commonly used device features like Location and Contacts in a platform agnostic way. At the end of this session , you’ll be well on your way to building once and supporting all Tablets, Laptops, Desktops & even the Surface and ARM devices.

What is a Windows Application Developer Workshop?

Windows Application Developer Workshops provide an opportunity for developers to learn about Windows 8 and Windows Phone application development in an environment combining lecture and hands-on. Organized and run by Microsoft Technical Evangelists and area community experts, it's a great way to get started and keep up the momentum toward getting applications into the Windows Store.

Visiting 1 Cambridge Center

When you arrive at 1 Cambridge Center, enter through the main glass entrance and proceed to the reception desk on the 2nd floor. Mention the workshop, and you'll be directed from there.

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  • Curt

    very informative.

    February 22, 2013

  • Michael C.

    This session will be a lot more efficient if you come with a working Windows 8 installation and Visual Studio 2012 For Windows 8. You can find all you need here : http://dev.windows.com­

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm working with QtWebKit. I'm interested in other cross platform approaches.

    February 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm glad there will be more with JavaScript/HTML5. My interest is a stand-alone app. with an embedded web browser to run the JavaScript and HTML. I've done it with Qt using QtWebKit. Being able to do it on Windows from desktop to phone is attractive. I'm the C++, or C# guy. Others do the JS.

      February 21, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Windows 8 doesn't need a host for the HTML5/JS, it's a First-Class citizen in the WinRT Framework.

      February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking for a cross-platform approach build on JavaScript and HTML5. MvvmCross and Xamarin don't look like a good fit.
    Any suggestions for the JavaScript/HTML5 approach especially about making C# or C++ routines available to the JavaScript?

    February 21, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Keep checking back here, there will be additional sessions that focus more on HTML5/JS.

      February 21, 2013

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