Code your first Xamarin.Android app: create a project, define the UI, and implement behavior.
Reduce the amount of code you must write by sharing your business logic across platforms.
Implement multi-page Xamarin.Android apps using Activities and stack navigation.
Use Android ListView to display a data collection in your UI.
Use RecyclerView to display a data collection and CardView to host the visualization of each element.
Users expect to access their information any time from any location using any device. This leads most app developers to store data in the cloud and retrieve it as needed from client devices. REST-based web services are the dominant strategy for this type of device-to-server communication. In this course, you will see how to consume REST-based web services with HttpClient using both the managed networking stack and the platform-specific handlers that boost performance. You will also learn some common strategies for dealing with the unique challenges that mobile devices face when communicating over the network.
Many apps need to store data locally on the device so it is available even when network access is unreliable. User preferences, data files, and relational data can all fall into this category. This course starts with a survey of the local-storage options available to you in your Xamarin applications. It then concentrates on storing relational data using a SQLite database. By the end of the course, you will have seen how to identify the proper location for your database file and how to insert, update, retrieve, and delete data efficiently using asynchronous I/O calls.
Create a menu using Toolbar and set it as your Activity’s App Bar.
Implement the tab, gestural, and drawer UI navigation patterns.
Perform long-running operations using Android services.
Configure your app to use Google Maps and display a map in your UI.
Track the device’s location and find points-of-interest nearby.
Learn common architectural principals and styles to properly structure your mobile app.