Speaking on Xamarin at .Net South West

I was invited to talk at the .Net South West group recently as they were looking for some entry level material on Xamarin. I didn’t want to repeat the usual ‘What is Xamarin?’, ‘How does it compare with alternatives?’ or the standard getting-started material that is already out there. So I put together a new talk for the session – 7 Key Decisions For Any New Xamarin Project.


Now that Xamarin is more accessible than ever, many developers will have the opportunity to apply their existing .NET, C# or F# skills to building cross-platform mobile apps.

While there is no shortage of information out there to help you get started, making the most of the right tools and established best practices can really kickstart your development efforts. On any new project you’ll face key questions such as: Xamarin.Forms or Native UI? What architecture and/or frameworks are appropriate? How should I persist the state of my applications? What is the best tooling to test, build and deploy my apps?

I’ll walkthrough the early stages of a new Xamarin project, explaining the options and tackling these key decisions to show how you can quickly deliver professional apps across multiple platforms.


It was a fun evening and I was really impressed by the group. They were friendly, enthusiastic and asked a load of great questions.

I’m writing up the content for a blog post, so stay tuned for the details!


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