CBNUG September Meeting - Cross Platform App Development with Xamarin!

Written by Craig Bossie on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Event Details

Getting Started with Xamarin Forms using C# for cross platform development

Use Visual Studio and C# to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone using the same User Interface code with Xamarin Forms. You just might say… “Pinch me, I must be dreaming of Nirvana!”  It’s true, come to this session and learn how to get started with Xamarin Forms! We will build an app from scratch showing off all of the controls, pages and layouts as well as some setup information.

Demo’s will focus using Visual Studio, as well as C#. Also covered will be conditional compilation and the Device.OnPatform method. And we well as a look at Xamarin XAML and all of the controls.  After seeing this session, you will know how to write Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps at the same time.

About Russ Fustino

Russ Fustino is a Xamarin Developer Evangelist and CEO of Fustino Brothers, Inc (FBI), an app building company. FBI Tull apps are endorsed by Jethro Tull. Russ is a highly experienced software developer evangelist, Windows 8 and Phone 8 app developer having published many apps. He has a passion for software development and tools through conveying technology via live seminars, webcasts, blogs, photos and internet video productions. Russ was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Client Development and 2013 INETA Lifetime Achievement Award winner for helping educate, entertain and enlighten over 1 million programmers. Russ heads up an INETA Tampa Windows Phone user group . Check out Russ’s new blog at and follow @FustinoBrothers and @RussFustino

Additional Information:

- Although the event is free, you need to have a ticket to attend the event. This ensures that we have a large enough space and enough food.

- Parking is free in the parking garage behind the library.

- Pizza and sodas generously provided by Pro Search.

- Space generously provided by the USM Computer Science Department

- Casco Bay .NET Users Group meetings are non-solicitation events. Sponsors are given a few minutes to speak about their company and services at the beginning of each event. Attendees are asked to refrain from soliciting business.