Xamarin Mobile Application Development: Cross-Platform C# and Xamarin.Forms Fundamentals

Xamarin Mobile Application Development
  • Title: Xamarin Mobile Application Development
  • Author(s) Dan Hermes
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1484202155
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1484202159

Book Description

Xamarin Mobile Application Development is a hands-on Xamarin.Forms primer and a cross-platform reference for building native Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps using C# and .NET. This book explains how to use Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.iOS to build business apps for your customers and consumer apps for the Google Play and iTunes App Store.

Learn how to leverage Xamarin.Forms for cross-platform development using the most common UI page, layout, view, control, and design patterns. Combine these with platform-specific UIs to create an engaging and highly interactive mobile user experience.

Use Xamarin.Forms for data to model your UI and view model for Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) implementation. Use this book to answer the important question: Is Xamarin.Forms right for my project?

Platform-specific UI is an important concept in cross-platform development and Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS are the foundation of the Xamarin Platform. Xamarin Mobile Application Development will cover how to build an Android app using Xamarin.Android and how to build an iOS app using Xamarin.iOS while sharing a core code library.

SQLite is the database of choice for many Xamarin developers. This book will explain local data access technologies using SQLite.NET and ADO.NET. Build a Mobile Data Access Layer (DAL) using SQLite and evaluate your options for web services and enterprise cloud data solutions.

This book will explain how to organize your Xamarin code into a professional-grade application architecture. Solution-building techniques from starter to enterprise to help you separate your functional layers, manage your platform-specific code and share your cross-platform classes for code reuse, testability, and maintainability Explore.

Also included are 200+ C# code examples with 250+ screenshots on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, and C# and XAML versions downloadable from Apress.com.

This comprehensive recipe and reference book addresses one of the most pressing and troubling problems in the software industry today: How do we effectively design and develop cross-platform mobile applications?

About the Authors

Dan Hermes is a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft Regional Director (RD), software consultant, IBM Champion, and founder of Lexicon Systems, an award-winning Xamarin, and .NET consulting firm. Mr. Hermes helps developers build great mobile apps and helps businesses develop a winning mobile strategy. His firm’s recent Xamarin projects include a cross-platform app for Thermo Fisher Scientific, which won a W3, a Dewey Award, and was a finalist for a Xammy Award. Mr. Hermes’ clients include dozens of software-building firms such as Fidelity Investments, EDS, and Computerworld Magazine. He speaks at conferences and teaches software development at colleges, developer user groups, and corporate training centers. A contemporary Renaissance figure, Mr. Hermes is also active in the arts. He is a recognized musician, his classical crossover music broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR). He is also an active artist, exhibiting his work internationally, and is the founding director of Art Technology New England (ATNE).

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