Azure and Xamarin Forms

Cross Platform Mobile Development

Authors: Fustino, Russell

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  • Build apps in C# using Xamarin and deploy to iOS, Android and Windows StoresDemonstration through examples of phone vs tablet, portrait vs landscape and ListView vs grid layout 
  • Learning tips for developers for designing apps
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Discover how to create cross platform apps for Android, iOS and UWP using Azure services and C# with Xamarin Forms. This book illustrates how to utilize Azure cloud storage for serving up Azure SQL DB data through Azure App Services.

The book starts by setting up Xamarin and introducing Xamarin Forms and then covers the Azure Portal from a developer’s perspective and goes on to demonstrate how to build an Azure Service using Quickstart. You'll also see how to add Azure support to Xamarin Forms application. You'll review in detail how to build a Xamarin Form with Azure Client and modify an existing app to become a Xamarin Forms Client for Azure with offline synchronization.

You then move on to third-party controls that speed up development. By the end of the book, you will be able to use Azure and Xamarin together and master how to use Azure Mobile Quickstarts, Azure SQL plumbing, database synchronization and Xamarin Forms.

What You'll Learn

  • Create a Xamarin Forms App and understand the Structure of a Xamarin Forms App. 
  • Navigate pages and use platform specific coding. 
  • Use images, ListView and the Azure Mobile App Quickstart to build a Service and  Xamarin Forms app
  • Modify an existing app to use Azure Client Libraries, understand offline storage with SQLite and incorporate offline synchronization

Who This Book Is For 

Software developers new to Xamarin and/or Azure and for the developers who are familiar with both the technologies to use in mobile apps.

About the authors

Russ is CEO of Fustino Brothers, Inc, makers of the Endorsed Jethro Tull App, and a Microsoft MVP in Windows Development. In addition to being a former developer evangelist for Microsoft, he has also been one for Russ’ ToolShed, Xamarin, Raygun & ComponentOne. Russ is a former Azure Senior Cloud Solutions Architect for Opsgility. He is highly experienced in developing cross platform apps using Xamarin and C# for UWP, Android and iOS. Russ is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer software developer. He has a passion for conveying relevant, current, and future software development technologies and tools through live seminars, teaching, and internet video productions. Russ heads up a user group in the Tampa Florida area: Mobile Application Dev Tampa (www.MADTampa.com). Russ is also the local PC Handyman for his community, fixing virus problems and providing tune-ups for his neighborhood and helping folks that have been scammed on their PC. Please like https://www.facebook.com/PCHandymanRussFustino/   as well as  https://www.facebook.com/Fustinobrothers/.  On Twitter follow @FustinoBrothers and @RussFustino to keep tabs on him. Russ has enlightened, entertained and educated over 1 million developers in his career and is a recipient of the INETA Lifetime Achievement award.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Installing Visual Studio 2017

    Fustino, Russell

    Pages 1-5

  • Introduction to Xamarin Forms

    Fustino, Russell

    Pages 7-88

  • Introduction to Azure: A Developer’s Perspective

    Fustino, Russell

    Pages 89-154

  • Building an Azure Service Using Quickstart

    Fustino, Russell

    Pages 155-204

  • Building a Xamarin Forms Azure Client

    Fustino, Russell

    Pages 205-249

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3561-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $37.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3560-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Azure and Xamarin Forms
Book Subtitle
Cross Platform Mobile Development
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Russell Fustino
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3561-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3561-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3560-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 260
Number of Illustrations
219 b/w illustrations
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