Mobile applications have quickly become vital tools for businesses and can play a pivotal role in their success. Consumer-facing apps can bolster audience engagement and the customer experience, while internal apps can significantly improve productivity and operations. While there is no secret formula for building a successful app, nearly every developer will agree that choosing the appropriate development environment is a pivotal first step in the process. For many companies, Xamarin has become an attractive option. Because Xamarin uses a C# shared codebase, teams can use Xamarin to build cross-platform mobile apps with native performance, all while using the skills and expertise they’ve already developed.
This whitepaper will help you kick-start your Xamarin app development process by walking you through your initial steps. After reading this starting guide, you should have a better understanding of the essential tooling for Xamarin development and a clear path for building an elegant user interface for your cross-platform apps.