Xamarin is the choice for cross-platform development, not only in with mobile phone devices but also for wearables such as smart watches and also MAC OSX desktop applications. Leveraging the use of the C# language structure, developers are able to take their existing skillset and apply it directly to Xamarin.
As Xamarin converts the C# code so that it runs natively on the device, the performance from the application and responsiveness of the UI benefit.
Looking to the future, Xamarin has created a solution whereby any device that is created by a manufacturer can be written for without a reliance or dependency on web based technologies.
In the short term, the new Apple TV and the many IoT devices that are currently in development. Developing in Xamarin is the closest thing to maximum code reuse right after C++.
In this short course, running 2 nights a week for 4 weeks, you will learn to code using Xamarin and the cross mobile Xamarin Forms UI framework. You will be building a Flight Tracker application that communicates with an API to display the location of a particular flight on a map.
Fast tracking the correct way to structure MVVM and bind this to the UI elements, you’ll gain real-world knowledge that can be applied now.
This course is designed to compliment the Xamarin University On-Line course that is available but provides an interactive class-room setting with like minded classmates.
You will also be able to tap into the collective knowledge and opinions of your peers as well as the course instructor.
Developers interested in learning Xamarin - If you answer yes to any of the following questions then the Xamarin Introduction short course is for you:
You want to build applications with Xamarin but don’t want to do it alone?
Are you working for a large company that is exploring Xamarin and needs to make an informed decision?
Clinton Rocksmith is immensely passionate about Xamarin, MVVM and sharing his knowledge about the technology. He has worked for startups and established businesses, bringing his experience to improve mobile development.
He also runs the Melbourne Xamarin Meetup Group which meets every month at the Collective Campus and just very recently, he has co-founded Titanium Tech Pty Ltd to provide cross-mobile and app services for businesses that do not have the capacity to develop their own applications in-house.
When he is away from his computer, he can be found brewing beer, cycling long distances and enjoying time with his children.