Learning Xamarin: Building an App

I’ve set out on an adventure; not only to learn Xamarin inside out, Tight ropebut to build an app, in public.  I don’t know if I’ll finish it, I don’t know if it will work, and I don’t know just how much risk I’m taking blogging as I go, but life is risk.

The concept for the app came from my older daughter, Robin, who has recently accompanied us to buy both a new refrigerator and a new dishwasher (oh, the joys of home ownership). 

Each time we went to Sears, and attempted to figure out what features were important to us, how important each feature was relative to the others, and how each potential choice stacked up with regard to those features. Then we’d run around trying to remember which item had the features we wanted most (think of price as a feature). 
Robin’s idea was to create an app that lets you put in arbitrary criteria for any item you want to buy, weight the various criteria, and evaluate contending models based on those criteria.

My idea was to build this app incrementally, and worry about the aesthetics of the layout last, when I could go to our crack designer, Matt and plead for help.   Continued here.

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About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is an independent consultant and programmer with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP and Telerik MVP.
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