Building Cross-Platform Native Apps with MVVMCross and Xamarin
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For a while it seemed that HTML5 and Hybrid apps were the only way to build cross-platform mobile apps. But, sometimes you need a native app. While web-based apps are one way to do cross-platform, these architectures often eschew the benefits of native apps such as performance, offline capabilities, and device hardware access.
We'll show you how to build a cross-platform native app that shares just about all your code (except for the UI) across iOS, Android, and Windows Phone using C#, Xamarin, and the open source MVVMCross library - all in a single Visual Studio solution.
John Sprunger is an Architect leading the Mobility practice at West Monroe Partners. John has over ten years of experience in custom application development, performance optimization, and systems integration, and has worked in a number of industries including energy and utilities, healthcare, insurance, and private equity. John has published several apps for Windows Phone including SightReader and Imgur Uploader.
Andy Attebery is a Senior Consultant at West Monroe Partners and has over six years of experience developing web services, dynamic web applications and mobile apps on a variety of platforms.
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