Create Cross Platform Mobile App with Just 6 Steps

Mobile App Development has been a trend for past few years. From Windows, iOS to Android, developers have to learn a platform specified programming language in order to start their App development. That’s why, in recent years, cross-platform application development, such as Xamarin, React Native, AngularJS Ionic & etc are very much welcomed by developers where a SINGLE LANGUAGE rules them all! It is not just about one language, it is about saving your learning time!

Today, we are going to learn one of them, Xamarin using C# & .NET!

Why Xamarin?

  • Performance Close to Native
  • Native User Experiences
  • Full Hardware Support
  • Open Source Technology with Strong Corporate Support
  • Most importantly, all Platforms with C#!!!!

Pre-requisite

In order to start the development, we need Visual Studio 2017 for Windows installed with Xamarin Cross-Platform components & all necessary platform-specified SDK, such as Android SDK/ Windows SDK. If you don’t have it yet, download Community Version for FREE today!

 

Let’s start to “Create Cross-Platform Mobile App with just 6 Steps!”

  1. After you have installed Visual Studio 2017 (VS2017) with Cross-Platform development, launch it.
  2. We will create a Cross-Platform mobile app for Android, iOS & Windows UWP app. Let’s Select File -> New -> Project….
  3. Select Cross-Platform -> Cross Platform App (Xamarin) -> Enter your App Name and then Hit OK.
  4. To make the following steps simple, we shall select Blank App with Xamarin.Forms & PCL now. You may also choose Master Detail Template to jump start your app development. Then click OK.
  5. While creating the platform-specified projects, VS2017 will ask you for a Minimum Target Version & select your target.
  6. Now, your app is ready to be compiled, connect your device & start deploying on to your PC, Android & iOS. And, DONE, we have the app running on our devices.

 

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  1. October 30, 2017

    […] For this tutorial, we will learn how to create Xamarin Cross Platform app with .NET Standard. If you are looking to create app with PCL, you may click here to learn how to create one in just 6 steps! […]

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