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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:40 PM

I used to love coding years ago for the old html and just started getting back into it. I am looking to learn mobile app develop, and was curious if anyone had any place to start? How can I learn a multiplatform? Any direction would be greatly appreciated!
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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:01 PM

Xamarin. www.Xamarin.com
It allows you take your current knowledge of C#/XAML/MVVM and Visual Studio and use it to create cross platform apps with a shared code base in C#.

If you only knew HTML - that's not coding however.

Do you have experience making actual applications for Windows desktop, such as making apps in WPF?
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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:34 PM

Xamarin is an awesome platform. Another option, based on front end Javascript faremworks, is Ionic.
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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:47 PM

would mastering c# be the best? is the free version of xamarin good for practice, ect?
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Posted 27 January 2017 - 03:31 AM

Xamarin is included with all versions of Visual Studio, including the free Community Edition.
If you want to use Xamarin, you'll need to learn C# and XAML.
I think its worth it. One language. One IDE. One code base. Deployment on anything from a modern Windows computer, to an Android tablet, to an iPhone or even Apple watch.
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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:30 AM

awesome thank you for this great advice and direction im excited to start. I will check amazon for some books, ect.
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Re: New to Mobile Development

Posted 27 January 2017 - 02:44 PM

View Postmmaynard31, on 27 January 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

I will check amazon for some books, ect.


This wont' teach you C# from scratch - but it is the de facto text on Xamarin. ANd its free.
https://developer.xa...-xamarin-forms/
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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:08 PM

Thank you!
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Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:28 AM

Can the knowleadge of Xamarin be of help if once you decide to try developing a native app?
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Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:31 PM

View PostPlecepeave, on 07 April 2017 - 04:28 AM, said:

Can the knowleadge of Xamarin be of help if once you decide to try developing a native app?

Absolutely.
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