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Xamarin 4.x Cross-Platform Application Development - Third Edition by Jonathan Peppers

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Summary

In this chapter, we discovered the Xamarin.Mobile library and how it can accelerate common tasks in a cross-platform way. We retrieved contacts from the address book and set up GPS location updates over time. Lastly, we loaded photos from the camera and photo library.

After completing this chapter, you should have a complete grasp of the Xamarin.Mobile library and the common functionality it provides for cross-platform development. It gives clean, modern APIs that offer async/await functionality that can be accessed across iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Accessing contacts, GPS, and photos across platforms is very straightforward with Xamarin.Mobile.

In the next chapter, we'll create a real web service using Windows Azure to drive our XamSnap ...

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