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Xamarin Studio for Android Programming: A C# Cookbook by Mathieu Nayrolles

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Preface

Xamarin is the leading company in cross-platform application development. This company was created by the same people who brought us Mono, MonoTouch, and Mono for Android, which were the very first cross-platform implementations of the Microsoft CLI (Common Language Structure) and CLS (Common Language Specification). Having a cross-platform CLI and CLS, which is often called .NET, allows us to develop a shared code base in C# to create a Windows Mobile, iOS, and Android application. As of last year, Xamarin has over half a million developers around the world. This success of Xamarin can be explained in many ways. First, they don't have much serious competition in the cross-platform mobile app development, they have a consequent developer ...

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