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Xamarin Mobile Application Development for Android - Second Edition

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by Nilanchala Panigrahy
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Xamarin Mobile Application Development for Android - Second Edition by Nilanchala Panigrahy

About This Book

  • Build and test multi-view Android applications using Xamarin.


  • Work with device capabilities such as location sensors and the camera
  • A progressive, hands-on guide to develop stunning Android applications using Xamarin

Who This Book Is For

If you are a C# developer who wants to develop Android apps and enhance your existing skill set, then this book is ideal for you. A good working knowledge of C#, .NET, and object-oriented software development is assumed.

What You Will Learn

  • Build a multi-view, orientation-aware Android application using the LinearLayout, RelativeLayout, and TableLayout managers
  • Use a ListView and ListAdapter to build collection view from server data
  • Consume REST web services to perform the GET, UPDATE, and DELETE operations
  • Use Fragment, ListFragment, and DialogFragment to make the app compatible for Android tablets
  • Use Android SQLite for data persistence and caching
  • Use device camera to capture photo and upload to server using HTTP multipart uploading
  • Capture the current location of a device using GPS, determine the street address, and integrate with the map app
  • Test, debug, and deploy an Android app

In Detail

Technology trends come and go, but few have generated the excitement, momentum, or long-term impact that mobile computing has. Mobile computing impacts people's lives at work and at home on a daily basis. Many companies and individual developers are looking to become a part of the movement but are unsure how to best utilize their existing skills and assets. The Xamarin suite of products provides new opportunities to those who already have a significant investment in C# development skills and .NET code bases, and would like to enter into this new, exciting world.

This example-oriented guide provides a practical approach to quickly learn the fundamentals of Android app development using C# and Xamarin.

Android. It will lead you through building an Android app step-by-step with steadily increasing complexity before finally deploying it to the various Android app stores.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 296
Size: 4.8 MB
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781785280634 (DRM-EPUB)

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Nonfiction > Computers > Programming Languages > C#
Nonfiction > Computers > Internet > Application Development
Nonfiction > Computers > Programming > Mobile Devices

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