This free mobile apps ebook is step-by-step tutorial on how to build Mobile Applications using Xamarin.Forms for iOS, Android, and Windows; and it’s published by Microsoft Press, as part of its Social Responsibilities to the development of mobile apps for FREE.
It means mobile apps developers who are well conversant with Xamarin.forms would find this ebook very useful; even for those who are planning to embrace new challenge in application development using Xamarin.forms would also find this free ebook useful.
This free ebook published by Microsoft press on how to develop mobile apps using Xamarin.Forms for iOS, Android, Windows is 2016 edition, and is purposely written and developed for programmers and mobile apps developers who want an updated version.
File Size: 56.05MB
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Number of pages: 1187
Publication date: April 2016
Edition: Third Edition
The free-ebook titled: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms for iOS, Android, Windows is put together by authorities in the programming world.
It contains everything you need to know in order to develop mobile apps that would be compatible with iOS, Android, Windows.
Here are some of the important topics you’ll find in this ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms for iOS, Android, Windows
- Cross-platform mobile development
- Creating an iOS app
- Creating an android app
- Creating a Windows app
- Device-independent bitmaps for iOS
- Device-independent bitmaps for android
- Device-independent bitmaps for windows runtime platforms
- Absolute layout in code
- Code and XAML
Who Should Read How to CreateMobile Apps using Xamarin.Forms For iOS, Android, Windows
This book is for C# programmers who want to write applications using a single code base that targets the three most popular mobile platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows, encompassing the Universal Windows Platform and Windows Phone.
Xamarin.Forms also has applicability for those programmers who eventually want to use C# and the Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android libraries to target the native application programming interfaces (APIs) of these platforms.
Xamarin.Forms can be a big help in getting programmers started with these platforms or in constructing a prototype or proof-of-concept application.
This book assumes that you know C# and are familiar with the use of the .NET Framework. How-ever, when I discuss some C# and .NET features that might be somewhat exotic or unfamiliar to recent C# programmers, I adopt a somewhat slower pace.
This book assumes that you’ll be using Xamarin.Forms to write applications that simultaneously target all the supported mobile platforms—iOS, Android, the Universal Windows Platform, and perhaps Windows Phone 8.1 as well.
However, it’s possible that some readers will be targeting only one or two platforms in their Xamarin.Forms solutions. The platforms you target govern your hardware and soft-ware requirements. For targeting iOS devices, you’ll need a Mac installed with Apple Xcode and the Xamarin Platform, which includes Xamarin Studio. For targeting any of the Windows platforms, you’ll need Visual Studio 2015 on a PC, and you’ll need to have installed the Xamarin Platform.
However, you can also use Visual Studio on the PC to target iOS devices through a Wi-Fi-accessible Mac installed with Xcode and the Xamarin Platform. You can target Android devices from Visual Studio on the PC or from Xamarin Studio on the Mac.
Most of the screenshots in this book show an iPhone, an Android phone, and a Windows 10 Mobile device in that order. The three devices shown in these screenshots reflect my setup and hardware:
The iPhone 6 simulator on the MacBook Pro running iOS 8.2
An LG Nexus 5 running Android 6.0.1
A Nokia Lumia 925 running Windows 10 Mobile
Additional screenshots use an iPad Air 2 simulator, a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 in tablet mode, a Windows 10 Mobile phone running a program targeting Windows Phone 8.1, and the Windows 10 desktop running a program targeting Windows 8.1.
So, if you want to create mobile apps using Xamarin.Forms for iOS, Android, Windows, this ebook is for you. Click on the “Download Link” for a Free Copy