Xamarin 3rd Birthday Meetup: Starting cross platform development with Xamarin 3

Xamarin 3rd Birthday Meetup: Starting cross platform development with Xamarin 3 - setting up a project, its architecture and a simple app.

An introduction to using Xamarin for a cross platform development. This presentation will demonstrate how to set up, structure and architect a Xamarin project for cross platform development, and demonstrate creating a simple cross platform app using features such as Portable Code Libraries (PCLs), Shared Libraries, and Xamarin Forms. Come and learn how to get a cross platform project started!

We want to cover a lot of really useful, real world, information for you, so will start promptly!

At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees should understand how to start their own cross platform development using Xamarin.

We are hoping to stream the presentation live via Google Hangouts On Air for those who can't attend in person and make the recording available after the event.


Food and beverages will be provided.

Planned agenda:

17.45  Networking

18.30  Presentation - Mike Stonis, EightBot

20.00  Networking

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LEGAL NOTICE: Chicago .Net Mobile Developers meetups, and joint meetups, may be videoed or recorded and made publicly available. By attending this meetup, attendees implicitly agree to be videoed and/or recorded, waive/assign any rights to that video, and to having that video/recording made public.

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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. iOS8 Beta APIs is suported for registered iOS developers.

Xamarin comes 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.

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  • David A.

    The video of this meetup is now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdMJQffQyas This was our first attempt at a Hangout On Air, so there were a couple of technical glitches, but all in all it worked pretty well.

    July 1, 2014

  • David A.

    Thanks Mike for another great presentation, and John for being a wonderful host, yet again.

    I will be posting the video of the event on here via a YouTube link over the weekend. The HOA worked fairly well, though we did have a couple of glitches which caused the video feed from one of the sources to be lost occasionally, but we think we've figured out why, so hopefully future ones will be smoother.

    We will be announcing the next three meetups soon - watch this space!!

    1 · June 27, 2014

  • David A.

    June 26, 2014

  • Matt K.

    Really wish I could attend. However, I have previous arrangements at the same time as the meetup. I'd appreciate it if someone can let me know if there are any resources from the presentation available to be viewed afterwards and where I'd be able to find them. Have fun and see you guys at the next one! :)

    June 25, 2014

    • David A.

      Matt, assuming no technical glitches, we are streaming the event live and recording it via Google Hangouts On Air. The link to the HOA will be placed on our Google+ community page (and on this page) about 20-30 mins before the presentation starts. The link to the recording will be posted on the two pages sometime tomorrow.

      June 26, 2014

    • Matt K.

      Nice! I thought it was just being streamed. I'll definitely checkout the recording. Thanks!

      June 26, 2014

  • David A.

    Reminder:
    The event will be streamed live via Google HOA. The url to the HOA will be posted to the Google+ Community page 20-30mins before the presentation:
    https://plus.google.com/communities/109663870335504429081
    I'll also post the link here

    June 26, 2014

  • Shaq M.

    +1 on the streaming option. We are considering switching to Xamarin and this would be extremely helpful but I'm in Rockford.

    June 21, 2014

    • David A.

      Shaq,

      June 25, 2014

    • David A.

      Shaq, we will be sreaming it live via Google Hangouts On Air. we will post the HOA url on our new Google+ community page 20-30 mins beforr the presentation starts. Go to: https://plus.google.co...­

      June 25, 2014

  • David A.

    For those of you that can't make it, this presentation will be streamed live via Google Hangouts On Air. Please go to the Google+ Community page for the Chicago .Net Mobile Developers Group:
    https://plus.google.com/communities/109663870335504429081
    where the link to the Hangout On Air will be posted about 30mins before the presentation starts.
    Note: By using this link, you will be able to Submit Questions to the Presenter.

    June 24, 2014

  • David A.

    Oh, and encourage your colleagues and friends who have an interest, to join the group. We want to make Chicago the largest .Net mobile and Xamarin group in the country and garner more attention from Xamarin and Microsoft!

    June 5, 2014

  • David A.

    Hope to see even more attendees this month. This moths meetup should be great for developers and those wishing to start development! Find out how to structure your project the correct way using the new features of Xamarin 3.

    June 5, 2014

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