Building Cross-Platform Native Mobile Apps in C# using Xamarin 2.0

In this talk, Talbott Crowell will demonstrate how to build apps for Windows Phone, Android Phone, and iPhone using C# and sharing code across platforms.  Xamarin 2.0 Business includes tools for integration with Microsoft Visual Studio, so developers can use the powerful capabilities Microsoft has built in their flagship Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

This talk will include demos, real code, and examples of using the MVVM (Model View ViewModel) design pattern to achieve code reuse, but still allow developers to harness the native richness of each mobile platform.

Talbott Crowell is Chief Software Architect at Third Millennium, Inc (ThirdM.com) and a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional).  You can follow @Talbott on Twitter (http://twitter.com/talbott) which has a link to his Wordpress blog for more information on speaking events and sample code.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was really good, in terms of aquainting us with Xamerin, Mono, etc. and what they can do. It certainly helps, and my takeaway is that this stuff is at least part of an alt dev path. Unfortunately, the dev chain is still fairly proprietary, and I still wonder if its better to just bite the bullet and learn ObjC, if you really want native apps.

    June 24, 2013

  • Talbott C.

    Here is my bit.ly bundle for helpful links on topics that I will cover in tonight's talk: http://bitly.com/bundles/talbott/1

    June 19, 2013

  • RT C.

    Life gets in the way once again - until next time!

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to Mass Connect

    June 19, 2013

  • Chris F.

    I'd like to hear details about making bindings. Being an iOS developer, I am used to having a ton of open source libraries at my disposal and easily integrated with cocoapods. While the Component Store enables easy configuration, it does not have "a ton" of open source libraries. So, from what I can tell, developers need to be able to develop bindings and need to be able to integrate without the magic of the Component Store. Related to this is the question of solving the same problem on multiple platforms with platform contrained libraries. For example, Core-Plot is iOS only, so, what do I do in my cross-platform app for Android and Windows Phone?

    Thank you, and I look forward to the talk!

    May 22, 2013

    • Talbott C.

      Thanks for your feedback Chris. I will add a slide to cover bindings at a high level and provide links for further research and follow up, but since that topic is more on the advanced side, it will be difficult to go into to much detail in the 1 hour talk. Xamarin has a few excellent tutorials on this topic that can get you started.

      June 17, 2013

  • Talbott C.

    Please let me know if you have any questions in advance of the talk or areas you are interested in hearing more about.

    May 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      At least that's been my experience working with Adobe AIR - another cross-platform technology.

      May 22, 2013

    • Talbott C.

      Thanks for your feedback Douglas. I'll try to cover some of the limitations as well, but it will mostly be a case study on how to build the native apps.

      June 17, 2013

  • RT C.

    Really hoping to make this one. Today A2B is in the final stage of launching an iPhone App and re-launching the same App for Android, both which are built with Xamarin, based on a common core plus two platform-specific projects.

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know this will be another excellent event which I will blog about

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How can I help? Jon

    May 18, 2013

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