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Xamarin.Forms Projects

By : Johan Karlsson, Daniel Hindrikes
Book Image

Xamarin.Forms Projects

By: Johan Karlsson, Daniel Hindrikes

Overview of this book

Xamarin.Forms is a lightweight cross-platform development toolkit for building applications with a rich user interface. In this book you'll start by building projects that explain the Xamarin.Forms ecosystem to get up and running with building cross-platform applications. We'll increase in difficulty throughout the projects, making you learn the nitty-gritty of Xamarin.Forms offerings. You'll gain insights into the architecture, how to arrange your app's design, where to begin developing, what pitfalls exist, and how to avoid them. The book contains seven real-world projects, to get you hands-on with building rich UIs and providing a truly cross-platform experience. It will also guide you on how to set up a machine for Xamarin app development. You'll build a simple to-do application that gets you going, then dive deep into building advanced apps such as messaging platform, games, and machine learning, to build a UI for an augmented reality project. By the end of the book, you'll be confident in building cross-platforms and fitting Xamarin.Forms toolkits in your app development. You'll be able to take the practice you get from this book to build applications that comply with your requirements.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Hot Dog or Not Hot Dog Using Machine Learning

In this chapter, we will learn how to use machine learning to create a model that we can use for image classification. We will export the model as a TensorFlow model that we can use on Android devices and a CoreML model that we can use on iOS devices. In order to train and export models, we will use Azure Cognitive Services and the Custom Vision service.

Once we have exported the models, we will learn how to use them for Android and iOS apps.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Training a model with Azure Cognitive Service Custom Vision
  • How to use TensorFlow models for image classification on an Android device
  • How to use CoreML models for image classification on an iOS device