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Mastering Cross-Platform Development with Xamarin

By : Can Bilgin, Miljenko Cvjetko, Paulo Ortins, Robert Hellestrae, Craig Dunn
Book Image

Mastering Cross-Platform Development with Xamarin

By: Can Bilgin, Miljenko Cvjetko, Paulo Ortins, Robert Hellestrae, Craig Dunn

Overview of this book

The main goal of this book is to equip you with the required know-how to successfully analyze, develop, and manage Xamarin cross-platform projects using the most efficient, robust, and scalable implementation patterns. This book starts with general topics such as memory management, asynchronous programming, local storage, and networking, and later moves onto platform-specific features. During this transition, you will learn about key tools to leverage the patterns described, as well as advanced implementation strategies and features. The book also presents User Interface design and implementation concepts on Android and iOS platforms from a Xamarin and cross-platform perspective, with the goal to create a consistent but native UI experience. Finally, we show you the toolset for application lifecycle management to help you prepare the development pipeline to manage and see cross-platform projects through to public or private release.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Mastering Cross-Platform Development with Xamarin
About the Authors
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Live telemetry

Live telemetry is the term used to define the analytical information collected from applications being used by their target audience or beta testers. These analytic values are invaluable for feature rich mobile applications to identify how the customers are actually engaging with these applications on different hardware configurations, since Xamarin applications may be targeting devices running iOS, Android, or Windows Phone with various hardware configurations and peripherals.

With telemetry, development teams can gather information about user input patterns in different scenarios, application utilization flows, and platform impediments/strengths. While statistical information such as this is essential for UX design, values such as crash/exception details, network connectivity, memory consumption, and other diagnostic data on real-world usage scenarios can be useful as health indicators for the application.

There are numerous telemetry providers and frameworks for Xamarin target...