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Xamarin.Forms Projects - Second Edition

By : Daniel Hindrikes, Johan Karlsson
Book Image

Xamarin.Forms Projects - Second Edition

By: Daniel Hindrikes, Johan Karlsson

Overview of this book

Xamarin.Forms is a lightweight cross-platform development toolkit for building apps with a rich user interface. Improved and updated to cover the latest features of Xamarin.Forms, this second edition covers CollectionView and Shell, along with interesting concepts such as augmented reality (AR) and machine learning. Starting with an introduction to Xamarin and how it works, this book shares tips for choosing the type of development environment you should strive for when planning cross-platform mobile apps. You’ll build your first Xamarin.Forms app and learn how to use Shell to implement the app architecture. The book gradually increases the level of complexity of the projects, guiding you through creating apps ranging from a location tracker and weather map to an AR game and face recognition. As you advance, the book will take you through modern mobile development frameworks such as SQLite, .NET Core Mono, ARKit, and ARCore. You’ll be able to customize your apps for both Android and iOS platforms to achieve native-like performance and speed. The book is filled with engaging examples, so you can grasp essential concepts by writing code instead of reading through endless theory. By the end of this book, you’ll be ready to develop your own native apps with Xamarin.Forms and its associated technologies, such as .NET Core, Visual Studio 2019, and C#.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Understanding the different Azure serverless services

Before we start to build a backend with a serverless architecture, we need to define what serverless actually means. In a serverless architecture, of course, the code will run on a server, but we don't need to worry about that; the only thing we need to focus on is building our software. We let someone else handle everything to do with servers. We don't need to think about how much memory or CPU (Central Processing Unit) the server needs, or even how many servers we need. When we use services in Azure, Microsoft takes care of this for us.

Azure SignalR Service

Azure SignalR Service is a service in Microsoft Azure for real-time communication between a server and clients. The service will push content to the clients without them having to poll the server to get content updates. SignalR can be used for multiple types of applications, including mobile applications, web applications, and desktop applications.

SignalR will use...