Developing New Experiences, Full Day Hands-On Labs

VSS01 Hands-On Lab: Xamarin - Beyond the Basics


9:00am - 6:00pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Roy Cornelissen

Lead Consultant


Marcel de Vries



So you think you know how to build mobile apps with Xamarin? Sure, we believe you can build a basic mobile app that works. But how do you create an app that sticks? How do you delight your users with a fast, responsive, and intuitive app? In this full-day hands-on workshop, Roy and Marcel will guide you through several advanced scenarios. You will start with a basic app which has all the common flaws we see today in many mobile apps, and you will learn how to improve the app in such a way that your user will be ecstatic.

Advanced Xamarin Forms - Forms Shell, Visual (theming), performance, and more
Resilient connected & disconnected clients - Local database, background sync, graceful error handling
Integrating with OS services - Calling, Text/SMS, Calendar, Contacts
Notifications - Remote notifications, local notifications, interactive notifications
Monitoring your success - Adding telemetry & logging, error tracking, analytics
Tapping into native experiences - 3D Touch, content indexing & device search, app links, extensions
Alternative input - Speech recognition, image recognition, adding a splash of AI

You will learn:

  • How to add richer features to your app and increase user happiness
  • How to make your app faster and more robust
  • How to better leverage Xamarin.Forms