Introduction to Mobile Development with Xamarin

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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 lesson 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to use Xamarin to develop mobile applications for Android and iOS.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this lesson but any familiarity with programming concepts like design patterns would be helpful.

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