Developing New Experiences

TH10 Essential Tools for Xamarin Developers!


11:00am - 12:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Sam Basu

Developer Advocate


Cross-platform mobile development has been democratized for .NET developers – thanks to Xamarin & Microsoft. However, professional Xamarin development isn't a piece of cake. Sure, tooling has come a long way, but successful mobile apps need a lot more.

The whole Xamarin technology stack needs deep understanding. Do you know what platforms you can target & how to maximize code reuse? Let's do a run-down of the essential tools, frameworks and utilities that should be in every Xamarin developer's arsenal. The ubiquitous IDEs, necessary plugins, cloud backends, deployment tools, testing solutions, network utilities, DevOps workflows and polished UI – all ready for your app development pleasure. How about adding some cloud-powered AI or Alexa voice assistance or Conversational chatbots to your app? What can you do to delight your users, maintain developer sanity and deliver high quality apps? Let's stop reinventing the wheel and ship apps faster – the right tools help!

You will learn:

  • Xamarin ecosystem & tools
  • Explore cloud backends & services
  • See demos of Chatbots & AI usage within Xamarin apps