Mobile Client

W02 Customizing your UI for Mobile Devices: Techniques to Create a Great User Experience


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Intermediate

Laurent Bugnion

Senior Global Azure Advocate


In today's world, we develop our applications for a number of devices, screen sizes, form factors, and capabilities. While much of the underlying code can be shared across the platforms using frameworks like Xamarin or the Universal Windows Platform, we need to spend time on the user interface to customize and adapt it to the screen it will run on. This is a manual process which requires some experience with the visual designers, as well as techniques like design-time data, the responsive design patterns ("the 6 Rs"), and some tips to bend the visual designers to your advantage. Laurent Bugnion has 20 years of experience trying to make designers happy with HTML, VB6, Java, WinForms, XAML, Android, iOS and more. Together, we will see demos with Blend and XAML, Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS, and Xamarin.Forms. You will leave the session with a lot of tricks up your sleeve to create a better user experience that delights your users.

You will learn:

  • Design patterns that will allow your application to shine on all platforms and form factors
  • How to make the best of the visual designers by learning techniques that will make your workflow much more effective
  • How to use old and new tools to create pixel perfect applications