Mobile Development Using Xamarin
Mobile development in C# is unlike anything most of us have done with the language before. We are using it to develop apps for non-Windows platforms, namely Android and iOS. This is both an opportunity and a challenge. The opportunity is to expose ourselves to the rich breadth of technology that comprises the new business application ecosystem made up of phones and tablets of different platforms and sizes. The challenge is that so much about these devices and platforms is new to many of us, and there is much to learn. Of course, we can build Windows Phone and tablet apps in C# also. The essence of cross-platform development is building apps that will work on more than one mobile operating system: for example, on Android and iOS; or on iOS and Windows Phone; or on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Using the cross-platform techniques covered in this book, you will be equipped to develop for all the major mobile platforms!