Mastering Xamarin UI Development - Second Edition

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  • Build native and cross-platform apps for both iOS and Android using the Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms platform using C# 7.
  • Implement and customize different user-interface layouts and Animations within your application and use the PlatFormEffects API to change appearance of control elements.
  • Understand the MVVM architectural pattern and how to implement this with your apps.
  • Build a NavigationService class to enable. navigation between your ViewModels as well as Implementing Data-Binding to control elements within your XAML pages and ViewModels.
  • Work with the Razor Templating Engine to create Models and Razor Pages that communicate with an SQLite database.
  • Build a LocationService class to incorporate location-based features within your cross-platform apps to display the user’s current location by creating a custom cross-platform map control and handle location tracking updates.
  • Work with the Microsoft Azure App Services Platform and Implement Social networking features within your app using the Twitter API.
  • Unit Testing your Xamarin.Forms apps using the NUnit and UITest Frameworks

Build robust and a maintainable cross-platform mobile UI with Xamarin and C# 7This book will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills that are required to develop real-world Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms applications. You’ll learn how to create native Android app that will interact with the device camera and photo gallery, and then create a native iOS sliding tiles game. You will learn how to implement complex UI layouts and creating customizable control elements based on the platform, using XAML and C# 7 code to interact with control elements within your XAML ContentPages.

You’ll learn how to add location-based features by to your apps by creating a LocationService class and using the Xam.Plugin.Geolocator cross-platform library, that will be used to obtain the current device location. Next, you’ll learn how to work with and implement animations and visual effects within your UI using the PlatformEffects API, using C# code.

At the end of this book, you’ll learn how to integrate Microsoft Azure App Services and use the Twitter APIs within your app. You will work with the Razor Templating Engine to build a book library HTML5 solution that will use a library to store, update, retrieve, and delete information within a local SQLite database. Finally, you will learn how to write unit tests using the NUnit and UITest frameworks.

  • Build effective native and cross-platform user interfaces using the Xamarin frameworks for iOS and Android, as well as Xamarin.Forms.
  • Maximize the testability, flexibility, and overall quality of your Xamarin mobile apps.
  • Step-by-Steps guide that is packed with real-world scenarios and solutions, to build professional grade mobile apps and games for the iOS and Android platforms, using C# 7.
Page Count 584
Course Length 17 hours 31 minutes
ISBN 9781788995511
Date Of Publication 30 Aug 2018


Steven F. Daniel

Steven F. Daniel is the CEO and founder of GENIESOFT STUDIOS, a software development company based in Melbourne, Victoria, that focuses primarily on developing games and business applications for the iOS, Android, and Mac OS X platforms.

He is an experienced software engineer with more than 17 years' experience and is extremely passionate about making people employable by helping them use their existing skills in iOS, Android, and Xamarin to get the job done. He is a member of the SQL Server Special Interest Group (SQLSIG), CocoaHeads, and the Java Community. He was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at SoftMpire Pty Ltd., a company focused primarily on developing business applications for the iOS and Android platforms.