Over 50 hands-on recipes to help you get grips with Xamarin Studio and C# programming to develop market-ready Android applications
About This Book
Create Android applications with C# and Xamarin
Reuse your Android application to develop iOS and Windows Phone applications
Leverage the easy-to-succeed recipes to exploit the latest Android releases and develop new applications
Who This Book Is For
If you have already developed an Android applications with Java and you now intend to use C# and Xamarin Studio's capabilities, or if you have never taken the dive into mobiles, then this book is for you. It would be helpful to have some C# experience so you follow the recipes in this book, though knowledge of Android is not required.
What You Will Learn
Build a GUI for your Android applications
Explore Android activities and understand configuration changes
Manage multiscreens, icons, and multimedia in your applications
Start and bind Android services and create notifications
Create beautiful applications using the camera and animations
Effectively couple your phone's hardware with applications
Integrate advertisements and select the right advertisement providers for your applications
Multiplatform applications have taken the development world by storm. This has revolutionized the selection of the right tools for the efficient development and deployment of applications. Xamarin studio is emerging as the preferred choice among .NET/C# developers. It enables them to design cross-platform applications using their favorite language and IDE. Xamarin studio is supported by the Mac OS and Windows platforms, and you can develop your own applications for iOS, Windows, or Android with its help.
This book takes you through all the stages of application development, right from getting started with Xamarin and developing a GUI to putting up your application on the store. The recipes will help you in acquiring sufficient knowledge to go about creating applications.
Starting with introducing Xamarin studio, its underlying technologies, and the Android ecosystem, the book goes on to cover the graphical aspects of creating Android applications. Moving on, you will learn more about data management with Android services. This is followed by techniques on how to interact with the Android OS and the phone's hardware, before finally concluding with mobile advertisements and Google Play. By the end of this book, you will have discovered all the specialties related to developing Android application with Xamarin Studio.
Style and approach
This book is organized around hands-on and practical recipes that focus on the development of Android applications using C# and Xamarin. Each recipe is easy to follow to help you progress efficiently through the book.