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  • Familiarize yourself with the set of Mono-based commercial products offered by the Xamarin platform
  • Get to grips with the architecture behind Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android
  • Develop Xamarin apps using Xamarin Studio and/or Visual Studio
  • Create a user interface using Xamarin.iOS Designer
  • Build, run, and debug iOS and Android apps
  • Increase code reuse using frameworks such as MvvmCross and Xamarin.Forms
  • Prepare iOS and Android apps for distribution

Xamarin is a Mono-based suite of products that allows developers to create iOS and Android apps using C# and .NET.

This learning guide is your first port of call to quickly learn Xamarin. Starting with the foundations by understanding the architecture behind Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android, you will be guided through creating your first Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android applications. In addition, you will learn how to utilize frameworks such as MvvmCross and Xamarin.Forms to increase the amount of code reuse. To conclude your journey, you will be shown how to develop your own Xamarin apps for distribution.

Xamarin Essentials is the guide to use in order to quickly gain practical working knowledge of developing robust commercial mobile apps using C# and sharing large portions of your code base across iOS and Android apps.

  • Explore the Xamarin platform and understand the architecture behind Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android
  • Learn how to build and run iOS and Android apps using Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio
  • This is a practical tutorial with a clear and concise approach that teaches you how to create, share, and reuse code across your iOS and Android apps
Page Count 234
Course Length 7 hours 1 minutes
ISBN 9781783550838
Date Of Publication 29 Dec 2014


Mark Reynolds

Mark Reynolds is a software enthusiast who has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years. He began his career with Electronic Data Systems, building and supporting systems for the manufacturing sector. Over the years, Mark has worked with start-ups and Fortune 100 companies across a diverse set of industries. In 1993, he started a consulting practice that focused on delivering training and mentoring services in the areas of software architecture, design, and implementation. With the rise of mobile computing, he has focused his practice on designing, developing, and delivering mobile software solutions.

Mark recently published his first book, Xamarin Mobile Application Development for Android, Packt Publishing. His private consulting practice is based in Allen, TX, USA, where he resides with his wife and son.