Developing New Experiences, Hands-On Labs

HOL01 Full Day Hands-On Lab: Xamarin and Azure: Build the Mobile Apps of Tomorrow


8:00am - 5:00pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Laurent Bugnion

Senior Global Azure Advocate


Matthew Soucoup

Senior Cloud Developer Advocate


It's hard to be a .NET developer and not have heard of Xamarin. It's now part of Microsoft's ‘Any developer, any platform' strategy, and allows you to write C# and F# code that runs on iOS and Android. Combined with the power of the cloud, you can easily build the mobile apps of tomorrow that your users will love. In fact, we are so sure you are going to love Xamarin we're going to teach you how build an app to share photos of happy Xamarin developers.

This hands-on workshop will take you from 0 to a fully working, cloud connected, AI powered mobile app. We'll get you setup with Visual Studio and the Xamarin tooling on either Windows or Mac, and connect up to emulators, your iPhone or your Android device ready to run an app. Once you are set-up, we'll cover the basics of Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms, then it's heads down writing a cross-platform app - using one code base for a fully-native app that runs on both iOS and Android.

The app we build will combine accessing device hardware using Xamarin plugins, AI for face and emotion detection, and cloud services like authentication and blob storage, all built using a serverless architecture.

Finally, we'll go from code to production ready, using Visual Studio App Center to build your app, monitor for crashes, gather analytics, and prepare you app for distribution. We'll even look at wiring up push notifications so your app can be notified when someone else uploads a photo.

By the end of the day you will have a production ready, AI and cloud powered mobile app.

Attendance is limited.

Attendee Requirements:
You must provide your own laptop computer for this hands-on lab.