One Lang to Rule them All: Building Native iOS, Android & WinPhone Apps in C#

One Lang to Rule them All: Building Native iOS, Android & Windows Phone Apps in C# with Xamarin  -  An introduction to developing mobile apps in C#/.Net using Xamarin. - Mike Stonis, EightBot

Xamarin is a mono framework for iOS and Android that includes C# wrappers for native API bindings. This allows developers to develop native iOS and Android apps in C# using the mono (.Net) framework. Xamarin currently supports all features of .Net 4.5.1, and all API's in iOS7.1 and Android API level 19.

Xamarin come with its own IDE, Xamarin Studio, which supports cross platform development and common code for Android and IOS apps from a single code base. It also features a plugin for Visual Studio, which allows Visual Studio to be used as the IDE. This supports cross platform development for Android, iOS and Windows Phone, and provides full support for PCL and Shared Libraries.


Food and beverages will be provided.


Planned agenda:

18.00  Networking

18.30  Introduction to the new group and announcements

18.40  Presentation - Mike Stonis, EightBot

20.00  Networking

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  • David A.

    In the meetup I mentioned the incentives that Xamarin provides to MSDN subscribers and a question was raised on if the conditions had changed recently.

    Unfortunately, it does appear that Xamarin a reigned in the benefits they are now providing.

    First, they no longer provide free access to Xamarin University, but do provide free access to dedicated training material.

    Secondly, and more importantly to start ups, they have now excluded BizSpark and DreamSpark MSDN subscriptions from the incentives. So if you are a member of these schemes you no longer get the discounted Business license or access to the training material.

    Personally, I think this is a huge mistake by Xamarin, but its their company and their business plan.

    That said, if you are a BizSpark or DreamSpark member, you can always try lobbying the Microsoft liaison to get you a free license!!

    June 5

  • Erik H.

    argh!!! I'm sad i missed the event. Was it recorded? is the pres available? Would anyone be able to steer a noob to some resources on Xamarin? Thanks in advance

    June 2, 2014

    • David A.

      Go to xamarin.com for resources. They have a lot of documentation, videos, discussions, examples etc available; and of course Google will always dig up information too.
      Go to xamarin.com for resources. They have alot of documentation, discussions, examples etc available. and of course Google will always dig up information too.

      1 · June 3, 2014

    • Erik H.

      David, YOU ROCK!! thanks!

      June 4

  • David A.

    Thank you everyone for making this a great inaugural meetup. We had over 40 attendees!!
    In particular, thanks to Mike Stonis for a great presentation and John Sprunger for being an excellent host.
    See you all at next months meetup!

    1 · May 30, 2014

    • Igor P.

      Really enjoyed the presentation. Would love to see more visual studio content in the forthcoming sessions. Thank you!

      June 1, 2014

  • Carles V.

    Very interesting presentation and great speaker

    May 29, 2014

  • Kan K.

    David, I'll see you on 29th. It was nice meeting today.

    May 8, 2014

  • Bernard H.

    david, i will see you there buddy

    May 7, 2014

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