September 11, 2013
Technologies change, and the right technology to use varies based on the business problem to be solved. That being said, I have greatly enjoyed working with the Xamarin framework and toolset when writing cross-platform native apps for the enterprise (http://www.xamarin.com). The tremendous code sharing that is possible when projects are structured properly (we successfully achieved 80-90% code reuse across iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile 6.5), direct access to native APIs, access to .NET framework classes and C# language features (e.g. async/await), and ability to use community-built native libraries written in Objective-C or Java from C# code are all extremely compelling advantages. I am a strong advocate for their tools and am friends with a good number on the team that develops it.
My main goal is to get to know others who are excited enough about mobile to take time outside of their normal responsibilities to learn, share, and network on the topic of mobile. I was fairly active in similar groups back in Boston and am looking forward to cultivating more lasting relationships with other exceptional individuals in the Milwaukee area.
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I am passionate about mobile. I have been working in the mobile space since 2008, and I particularly enjoy building solutions for the enterprise. I recently moved to the area from Boston and am excited to get to know others with similar drives.