April 1 · 6:30 PM
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If you need to build a multi-platform mobile application, the two obvious choices are to write it once in each of Objective-C, Java, and C#, or to use one of the many cross-platform frameworks that usually has a non-native look and feel everywhere. In this live programming demonstration, you'll learn how to build multi-platform mobile apps using C# and the .NET libraries that you already know. I'll show you how to get started with Xamarin's MonoTouch and Mono for Android toolchains, and will give you some tips and tricks for sharing as much code as possible among platforms while looking totally native on each of iOS, Android, and Windows 8.
Scott Blomquist is a Senior Software Developer at Microsoft subsidiary Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. He has given conference talks on subjects ranging from software development to computer security to the theory behind constructing and solving puzzles. He loves programming languages, data APIs, and making disparate technologies work together even when they don't want to. He blogs all too too rarely at http://scott.blomqui.st and is known as "sblom" almost everywhere on the internet.
6:30pm - Doors open
7:00pm - News and announcements
7:10pm - The Best of Three Worlds: Using Your .Net Skills to Build Multi-Platform Mobile Apps
8:30pm - Wrapped Up
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