Free ebook Creating Mobile apps with Xamarin

Download the free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, by Charles Petzold. You can download PDF and Mobi formats at Microsoft Virtual Academy. Released Monday to help celebrate the Xamarin Evolve conference, this Preview Edition ebook is about writing applications for Xamarin.Forms, the new…

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Windows First: A New Strategy for Mobile Development and Beyond

Mobile app development has really exploded over the past few years. And with that, so have the number of options available to developers.  Developers are looking for ways to maximize code reuse while being able to deploy to multiple platforms. So Many Choices… At ObjectSharp’s At the Movies event in May, David Totzke and I…


The Thinking Around Cross-Platform Development and Xamarin

On the last episode of Breakpoint (check out yesterday’s post), Jonathan, Paul, and I looked at developing cross-platform applications using Xamarin and Visual Studio. With RedBit being a Xamarin Premier Partner and myself being a Windows Phone MVP, we have successfully built cross platform products for customers or put them on the right path to…


Building Cross-Platform Code in Visual Studio with Xamarin

As you already know, Visual Studio (especially Visual Studio 2013) provides amazing tools for you to build Windows Store apps, Windows Phone apps, desktop apps, Windows Azure services, and Web apps. What you may not know is that with Xamarin, you can build apps for other platforms like iOS and Android right in Visual Studio,…