Cross-Platform Mobile Development

T01 An Overview of the Xamarin Programming Platforms


9:15am - 10:30am

Level: Introductory

Laurent Bugnion

Senior Global Azure Advocate


The majority of software code on Windows is developed in .NET and C#. The tools and languages provided by Microsoft are unmatched in terms of productivity to create applications, from rich desktop suites to small fluid mobile apps. You can reuse your skills, tools, language and even design on each platform. The big sensation these days is Xamarin. This lets you use .NET to create fully native apps on iOS and Android. In this session, Laurent Bugnion will show you how to get started with Xamarin and what you need to create apps on all these platforms.

You will learn:

  • How to get started with Xamarin application development
  • Everything you need to know about choosing the right emulators, configuring the environment, etc.
  • How Xamarin applications are architected and developed