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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)


Xamarin.Forms Projects is a hands-on book in which you get to create seven applications from the ground up. You will gain the fundamental skills you need in order to set up your environment, and we will explain what Xamarin is before we transition into Xamarin.Forms to really take advantage of truly native cross-platform code.

After reading this book, you will have a real-life understanding of what it takes to create an app that you can build on and that stands the test of time.

We will cover, among other things, animations, augmented reality, consuming REST interfaces, real-time chat using SignalR, and location tracking using a device's GPS. There is also room for machine learning and the must-have to-do list.

Happy coding!