Chapter 6. Platform Extras

This chapter concentrates on platform-specific APIs and features. It explains some of the peripherals that can be employed in Xamarin applications. We will also discuss native libraries and how to include them in cross platform Xamarin applications. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Content sharing
  • Peripherals
  • Location data
  • Native libraries

Content sharing

Each Xamarin target platform implements a certain strategy to share formatted content between the applications. Sharing implementations increases the visibility of your applications by allowing users to open files from your application in any other app. In addition, these types of implementations provide added value to the quality of your cross platform projects from ...

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