“Mobile is changing behavior, cloud is changing expectations.”
- Erik Polzin, Director of Partner Sales, Xamarin
Mobile is transforming how we live and work. It represents what is probably the single largest technology innovation of all time. The cloud is essential for great mobile experiences by helping mobile applications deliver innovation, performance, and scale. According to the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey from PwC, eighty-one percent of CEOs view mobile as more strategically important to their organization than any other digital tool (PwC, 2015).
If you are a partner with C# and .NET skills who wants to capture the opportunity in mobile so you can better serve your customers, Xamarin and Microsoft Azure can help you do that. Here are my recommendations to help you get started with Xamarin and Microsoft Azure:
1. Overview of Xamarin Mobile DevOps and Microsoft Azure
In the November ISV and Application Builder Community call, Erik Polzin shared the latest statistics about the mobile market, and talked about the unique approach Xamarin has. Xamarin utilizes a shared C# code base to allow for fully native API access. Through Xamarin Platform, anything that can be done in Objective C, Swift, or Java can done in C# and Visual Studio. To close the call, Ryan Lowdermilk talked about mobile challenges and how partners are using Xamarin as the solution.
2. Write code in Xamarin
During the December ISV and Application Builder Community call, Ryan Lowdermilk wrote code "live." Watch the call on demand to see how he rapidly builds a weather app using Xamarin.
3. Learn about the technical components of Xamarin
Jonathan Gardner, the Technical Solutions Professional who leads the Application Development Partner Community, shared an overview of Xamarin tools and resources in the December community call and introductory blog post.
ISV and App Builder Community
If you are a partner using Xamarin and Microsoft Azure to build your mobile application, I want to hear from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and connect with me on Twitter (@whatsup_sharon), LinkedIn, and Yammer.