Native Client

T14 Customizing Your UI for Mobile Devices: Techniques to Create a Great User Experience


3:00pm - 4:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Laurent Bugnion

Senior Cloud Developer Advocate


In today's world, you develop 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, you need to spend time on the user interface to customize and adapt it to the screen on which it will run. This is a manual process that 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. Learn from Laurent Bugnion, who has 20 years of experience trying to make designers happy with HTML, VB6, Java, WinForms, XAML, Android, iOS and more. You'll see demos with Blend and XAML, Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Forms, and leave this session with a lot of tricks in your sleeve to create a better user experience that delights your users on every on every device.

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