This week, I will mostly be looking at Xamarin 🙂
On a serious note, I have been asked at work to take a look at Xamarin and see if it’s something that can be used, and if so for what. The native iOS/Android developer in me instantly goes NOOO. However the excited child in me always says yes!
I think I assumed I knew what Xamarin did without actually knowing, and their hugely limited free version kept the hobbiest in me away. However, starting the free trail and looking in to things, shows that actually this is could be pretty cool! I am not ready to review it yet because I have not made my first app yet, but initial research of a few days is looking promising.
The main decision I need to make is to choose between Xamarin Native and Xamarin Forms. Xamarin forms does look very good (Universal app) however I don’t think their website info on it is up to date compared to what is actually possible. They basically say that anything marginally complex should be done in Native. However if you see some of the stuff people have done, its very impressive.
I hope to do a post by the end of the week on how I got on with making a simple app 🙂