We come across interesting resources all of the time that can help with the successful development of web and mobile applications – and we love to share. This list will be updated periodically as come across new resources. If you have anything to add, let us know!
- Xamarin GitHub – lots of amazing things here including iOS, Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.Forms.
- Xamarin Open Source – get more details on what is open source from Xamarin now that Xamarin has joined Microsoft
- Xamarin Evolve 2016 – all sessions are available online, if you want to learn this is a great place to do it
- Creating Mobile Apps With Xamarin Forms – This is the book I gave away as a prize at Xamarin Evolve 2016, but for those of you who didn’t attend, you can get the entire PDF for free!
- Requirements for getting started with Xamarin – these are the full requirements to get started.
- Xamarin University – there is a free self guided course available. Definitely worthwhile if you want to learn all about Xamarin iOS & Android & Forms. (P.S. If you complete this contact us – we are hiring!)
- Xamarin Cross Platform Guides & Tutorials
- iOS Guides and Tutorials
- Android Guides and Tutorials
- DotNet Foundation – a lot of things you can find here on projects that the foundation is working on. Xamarin products are now part of the .NET Foundation and pretty sure all licenses are MIT Licenses. Personally I’ve looked at Roslyn, Xamarin, ASP.NET in my spare time, more for curiosity than for customer projects.
- Visual Studio Dev Essentials – Join this if you want to get some more free training from Pluralsight and some Windows Azure credits for a year.
- Microsoft Virtual Academy – and even some more free training including Xamarin getting started
- Visual Studio Community Edition – Xamarin is included in the Community Edition download.
- Cross Platform Development with Xamarin & Visual Studio – This is an MVA I did with Microsoft in 2014. It’s old now, but you may find some useful nuggets of information. It goes through Oakville Heritage Properties Open Data set. Be warned, it’s long (and I’m not used to talking to a camera…)
- Windows Phone Developer Site
- Windows Developer Site
- Windows Azure Mobile Services
- Cross Platform Development with .NET Framework
- Channel 9 – Lots of technical videos from the product group
Mobile Web App Development Resources
Resources to Polish your Apps
Cross Platform Resources
- RedBit’s Github Account – You will find some samples here that usually relate to articles we have written
- Invoking Methods From Xamarin Test Cloud UITests – a how-to
- Cross Platform Animations using Xamarin Forms – a how-to
- G-Zip Compression Using Xamarin Forms – a how-to
- Exiting an iOS App with Xamarin – a how-to
- Oakville Heritage Properties – Xamarin Forms app that leverages Oakville open data sets. It goes through opening and reading a file provided with data points. NOTE: it’s using an old version of Xamarin.Forms, I have not had time to upgrade it, but if you do, please feel free to make a pull request.