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&Mobility: Mobile Developers Meetup (Solving the Cross-Platform Problem)

Want to know more about the intersection of mobile development and pizza? Join us to discuss "Solving the Cross-Platform Problem."

This Episode:

• Watch developers build apps head-to-head using Xamarin and

• Learn about how Intuit solved the cross-platform problem when building SnapTax.

Mobile development is a complex, constantly evolving industry with many recurring debates and questions:

• Native vs Hybrid

• How to use Advanced Technology (AR, Bluetooth, etc) 

• Cross-platform strategies / technologies

• Offline / Service Integration strategies

• How to build engaging user experience 

 &Mobility is a forum for Edmonton's community of mobile devs to learn about how to successfully deliver across platforms. Topics will range from Augmented Reality to Usability.

How does it work?

Act 1: Topic Introduction

A discussion of tools, opportunity, technologies related to the theme.

Act 2: Live Head-to-Head Coding

We will have at least two presenters comparing and contrasting the development paradigms on different platforms. 

Act 3: Case Study 

The presenter will discuss what was involved in delivering a real world solution. They will discuss the challenges, how they solved problems, and the lessons learned.

Who should come?

Developers who are interested or currently working on mobile applications. The focus is skill development, knowledge sharing and networking. The content will be technical: presenters will showcase the development process on iOS, Android, and Hybrid platforms.

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PS: We're always looking for topic ideas and presenters!

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  • Tom O.

    Alan: (1) Xamarin allows you to create wrappers (called bindings) that will allow you consume native Objective-C or Java code. You can find documentation about that on

    (2) Can't speak about how Intuit does things, but right now your best bet for code sharing with Xamarin is via Portable Class Libraries (PCLs). The new Shared Projects that Microsoft just announced will be another viable alternative.

    May 19, 2014

    • Alan L.

      Are there any performance issues with using bindings versus finding a direct C# way to solve something?

      May 20, 2014

    • Tom O.

      Pretty broad question, as performance issues is a vague term. However, generally speaking no.

      May 22, 2014

  • Alan L.

    Enjoyed all the presentations although unfortunately they needed to be rushed. Couple questions for the presenters:

    (1) how do you map native API to Xamarin API? For example, you see a native code example and want to achieve the same result in C# with Xamarin APIs

    (2) how is code reuse prescribed/enforced/encouraged at Intuit? Thanks.

    May 17, 2014

  • Bob B.

    well "work" might be a strong word... :)

    May 15, 2014

  • Tom O.

    Wish I could go, seeing as I how work at Xamarin . :)

    April 27, 2014

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