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« on: August 01, 2021, 11:07:16 PM »
Anyone play with Xamarin? looking into developing apps for iphone/android.
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Re: Xamarin
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2021, 01:05:15 AM »
If it's half as much fun as WPF (mostly magic strings) you may be better off writing it as a web app.

or if you want more bugs: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/the-new-net-multi-platform-app-ui-maui/

If you have plenty of experience in WPF then I'd have a crack at it.

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Re: Xamarin
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2021, 01:17:43 AM »
Have had a tinker in the past, it's like ASP.net in that you are 'all in' with C# and the tooling to get things done. On the surface this seems like a good idea but these days the web/mobile scene is more separated, that is, you have client side and server side, most shops go with a SPA (single page app) type setup with a REST api, similar for mobile.
Basically, if you're a .Net shop then it's all good as long as everyone is up to date on the frameworks and technologies they bind with (in other words it's very 'enterprise-y'). If you want to keep things lean then there's things like Tabris for mobile (javascript) and take a pick of your server side with php/node etc. Any popular web hosting service has php/MySQL as standard (and cheap), hosting .Net/SqlServer can get expensive unless you host it yourself and look after everything that goes with along with it.

What's your target area for the app's? :)
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Re: Xamarin
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2021, 08:03:37 AM »
OMG WPF is just the worst, maybe I should learn swift or something lol.
Really, Id like to use C++ cause I suck less at it.  Just looking to get my feet wet. 
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Re: Xamarin
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2021, 09:02:39 AM »
Maybe: I liked QT when I used it and it has all the mobile stuff.
[ https://doc.qt.io/qt-6/mobiledevelopment.html ]
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