Learn various strategies for cross-platform development using Xamarin with Packt’s new book and eBook

March 2014 | Web Development

Packt is proud to announce the release of its latest publication, Xamarin Cross-platform Application Development by Jonathan Peppers. This thorough yet easy-to-read guide will show readers how to write native iOS and Android applications with Xamarin quickly and efficiently. The book is 262 pages long and is priced at $44.99, while the eBook is available for $22.94.

About the author:
Jonathan Peppers is a Xamarin MVP and the lead developer of the popular cross-platform game Draw a Stickman: EPIC. Jon works for Hitcents, a software development company based in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He has been working with the C# programming language for over 7 years. He has also been working with technologies such as WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET WebForms, and ASP.NET MVC. In recent years, Hitcents has been heavily investing in mobile development with Xamarin, and has developed nearly 40 mobile applications across multiple platforms.

Xamarin is a California-based software company created in May 2011. The company was created by the engineers who created Mono, MonoTouch, and Mono for Android, which are cross-platform implementations of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) and Common Language Specifications (often called Microsoft .NET).

Xamarin Cross-platform Application Development is a step-by-step guide to building professional applications for iOS and Android. The book starts off with iOS and Android application fundamentals, then moves on to sharing code, and eventually digs deeper into native functionality. The book thoroughly explains native iOS and Android APIs, unit testing, building a real web service with Windows Azure, push notifications, interacting with the camera and GPS, and leveraging Java and Objective-C libraries.

The following are the chapters covered in the book:
Chapter 1: Xamarin Setup
Chapter 2: Hello Platforms!
Chapter 3: Code Sharing Between iOS and Android
Chapter 4: XamChat – a Cross-platform App
Chapter 5: XamChat for iOS
Chapter 6: XamChat for Android
Chapter 7: Deploying and Testing on Devices
Chapter 8: Web Services with Push Notifications
Chapter 9: Third-party Libraries
Chapter 10: Contacts, Camera, and Location
Chapter 11: App Store Submission

Developers who are interested in mobile application development will find this book to be a great tool for cross-platform development. For more information, please visit the book's web page at http://www.packtpub.com/xamarin-cross-platform-application-development/book


Xamarin Cross-platform Application Development
Write native iOS and Android applications with Xamarin

For more information, please visit: www.packtpub.com/xamarin-cross-platform-application-development/book

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