Getting Started with Xamarin.Essentials in Xamarin.Forms

by David Broadfoot

Want to learn how you can use native iOS and Android features using C# from a single cross platform app? In this practical course, you'll learn how to do so by building a Xamarin.Forms application with Xamarin.Essentials.

What you'll learn

At the core of mobile app development is a thorough knowledge of native functionality offered on each platform. In this course, Getting Started with Xamarin.Essentials in Xamarin.Forms, you will gain an understanding of how to leverage these unique operating system and platform services through one common C# API. First, you will learn how to use device services such as geolocation, geocoding and text-to-speech. Next, you will explore device sensors such as the accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass. Finally, you will discover how to integrate with other apps including maps, phone and email. In total, you'll learn 33 native feature that Xamarin.Essentials unlocks on Android, iOS, and UWP devices. When you are finished with this course, you will be able to apply the different components of Xamarin.Essentials to bring native features into your own Xamarin.Forms project

About the author

David has been developing software professionally since 2007. Ever since then he's continued working with the latest Microsoft technologies and explored many others. These days you can find him working on full stack distributed applications using a mix of NServiceBus, .NET Core, Xamarin, WPF and AWS. He currently works for Smokeball, an innovative legal tech company, as a development manager in Sydney, Australia.

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