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Xamarin is software that enables you to develop an application once and distribute it on multiple platforms with minimal or no alteration to the codebase. This course introduces you to Xamarin and you'll learn how to set up a development environment, as well as what's needed to develop apps for different platforms. We'll also run through how to create a basic app and deploy it to Android and iOS.
- Learn how Xamarin's architecture tackles sharing a codebase in a cross-platform scenario
- Understand how to set up a Xamarin development environment on Mac and Windows machines
- Learn how to build and debug simple Android and iOS applications
This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to use Xamarin to develop mobile applications for Android and iOS.
There are no prerequisites for this course but any familiarity with programming concepts like design patterns would be helpful.
Hi and welcome to this Introduction to Mobile Development with Xamarin course. I assume you're here because you want to develop mobile applications for Android and iOS. Xamarin is software that enables you to develop an application once and distribute it on multiple platforms with minimal or no alteration to the codebase.
As Xamarin is based around the .Net framework, the IDE development environment is Visual Studio. This can be Visual Studio on Windows or Visual Studio running on macOS. In either case, Mobile apps are programmed primarily in C#. As an introductory course, there are no prerequisites. Any code will be trivial, so you won't need to know the C# language, although familiarity with programming concepts like design patterns will be helpful. However, in subsequent courses, experience with C# will be necessary.
In this course, we'll start with a brief overview of Xamarin. Then we'll set up our development environment, seeing what's needed to develop apps for different platforms. Finally, we'll create a basic app and deploy it to Android and iOS.
My name is Hallam Webber, and I'll be your instructor for this course. We welcome all comments and feedback, so please feel free to reach out and get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback, positive or negative.
Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard.