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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
About the Reviewers

Distribution options

Just like the beta builds, there are different distribution options for the release versions of Xamarin applications. Public app stores are the easiest and the most convenient way to distribute mobile applications, targeting the general public. On the other hand, private application distribution channels may be needed for enterprise application distribution scenarios.

App store(s)

For Xamarin.iOS and Windows Phone applications, the only official distribution stores are application stores maintained by Apple and Microsoft respectively. Each of these application stores has a well-defined submission flow involving both content validation (that is, whether the application meet the content guidelines) and technical validation (that is, does the application meets the quality criteria). It is highly advisable to read the appropriate application certification guidelines before submitting the release-ready package to either of these stores. In order to distribute applications using...