Developing New Experiences

W15 State of Mobile Development


2:30pm - 3:45pm

Level: Intermediate

Sam Basu

Developer Advocate


It's 2019 & developers have a lot of choice in how to build mobile apps. However, mobile strategy needs to be driven by type of app, platform reach and developer expertise. Is the Cordova hybrid route still an option? What are key factors that demand native mobile apps for iOS/Android/UWP? Developers also want to leverage preferred technology stacks - .NET or JavaScript. Is Xamarin the solve-it-all for .NET mobile development? How do NativeScript & React Native fare for JS Native apps? How does WebAssembly play in the mobile space? What about Flutter or Uno?

The goal is to make truly cross-platform mobile apps - from single code base with easy code sharing. With matured tooling in each stack, the technology choice should not matter as much. Let's recap options, glimpse into the future and equip ourselves to build amazing mobile apps.

You will learn:

  • Explore various options when building for Mobile
  • See tooling and maturity of each tech stack
  • See demos of latest features across various stacks