Introduction to Xamarin
Coming September 2017…Watch trailer
About this Course
An introduction to developing mobile apps using the Xamarin platform. You'll learn what the Xamarin platform is and how it works. You'll setup a development environment that will allow you to build Android and iOS apps. You'll also learn techniques to share code across mobile platforms. Complete this course and you'll have a functioning app on Android and iOS using the Xamarin platform.
What you'll learn
- Setting up the Xamarin development environment
- Xamarin for iPhone
- Xamarin for Android
Getting Started in Xamarin
We'll start by going through the features of the Xamarin platform and how they help us to build an app for multiple platforms. Then we'll set up your Xamarin development environment, which is a little more challenging than most platforms because it supports multiple operating systems.
Cross-platform Development with Xamarin
Now that we have our development environment setup, let's create our project using Visual Studio. Then we'll customize the Android and iOS apps provided by the project template. Our Pizza Calculator app will solve a simple problem that we all can relate too: “How many pizzas should I order?”
Sharing Code Across Xamarin Projects
We've used Xamarin to build apps for the Android and iOS platforms, but we haven't shared any code yet across our target platforms. Let's see how we can leverage a shared library in order to eliminate code duplication while still supporting platform specific features. Then we'll wrap up with some debugging tips and tricks and discuss next steps.
Heath Hodgert has been happily floating through a software development career acquiring useful skills and sharing them with new developers. Being able to teach to a wider audience is very rewarding and hopefully the students get what they need.