It’s true: you can build native apps for iOS,, and with and the .NET Framework—with help from MonoTouch and Mono for Android. This hands-on guide shows you how to reuse one codebase across all three platforms by combining the business logic layer of your app with separate, fully native UIs. It’s an ideal marriage of platform-specific development and the “write once, run everywhere” philosophy.
By building a series of simple applications, you’ll experience the advantages of using .NET in mobile development and learn how to write complete apps that access the unique features of today’s three most important mobile platforms.
Learn the building blocks for building applications on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone
Discover how the Mono tools interact with iOS and Android
Use several techniques and patterns for maximizing non-UI code reuse
Determine how much functionality can go into the shared business logic layer
Connect to external resources with .NET’s rich networking stack
Read and write data using each platform’s filesystem and local database
Create apps to explore the platforms’ location and mapping capabilities
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Surveying the Landscape
Chapter 2. Hello, Platforms!
Chapter 3. Code Sharing Techniques
Chapter 4. Accessing the Network
Chapter 5. Storing Data
Chapter 6. Location, Location, Location
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: O’Reilly Media (May 2012)