Xamarin makes it fast, easy, and fun to build great mobile apps. Building a mobile app starts in the same place any other project does, with File -> New Project. With that in mind, we’re excited to share new cross-platform mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows 10 that will eventually become a part of the File -> New Project experience for Xamarin developers, but that you can use today to bootstrap your own cross-platform mobile app development.
Your feedback matters
We’re sharing these projects early so that we can incorporate your feedback into our upcoming templates. If you have ideas for how we can improve the apps, please let us know on the Xamarin Forums.
We’ll select one random Xamarin community member who leaves feedback to receive a free code for Continuous, a C# and F# IDE for the iPad.
Try Out Bootstrapped Apps Today
You can try out the apps in just two simple steps:
- Download the bootstrapped apps.
- Open one of the four bootstrapped apps in Visual Studio.
Connected Mobile Apps
Many mobile applications also require cloud backends. The bootstrapped apps launched today also include “connected” versions of the apps that include a preconfigured cloud data storage layer with Azure Mobile Apps, complete with online/offline synchronization and automatic conflict resolution, as well as built-in support for five identity providers: Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft accounts, and Azure Active Directory.
To try out the connected apps, you’ll need to have the Azure .NET SDK for Visual Studio installed. After that, you can configure cloud data storage and authentication and connect them to your app in just a few lines of code.
Don’t forget to leave your feedback on the Xamarin Forums fora chance to win a free copy of Continuous! We look forward to hearing your feedback.