Runar Ovesen Hjerpbakk

Programmer. Software Architect. Technical Manager.

Cross-platform mobile development using C# and Xamarin Forms

One of my favorite professional activities is educating students on technical topics they’ve not yet encountered at the university.

Yesterday I gave a talk on cross-platform mobile development using C# and Xamarin for a group of students from NORD University in Bodø, Norway. The goal of the talk was to show how easy it is to create a cross-platform app using modern tools and give them a baseline from which they can create their own app.

Mock-up of the example app

If you wondered if designers are a useful addition to a development team, the above picture should be your answer. It’s not pretty, but it’s educational.

I prepared a small slide deck and the code lives on GitHub. The Readme is detailed and summarises the various learning goals along the way. Happy coding!