Today I begin a new series of blog posts on creating Hybrid Applications in Xamarin.
This material will excerpted from the presentation I’ll be making at Evolve 2014, though I confess I’ll be holding back some cool stuff for the actual presentation.
A few questions come to mind:
- What, are you nuts?
- Why Hybrid?
- Why Hybrid With Xamarin?
These all revolve around the central point that the beauty of Xamarin is that you write native applications for iOS, Android and WindowsPhone in C#. The key phrase is native applications. Hybrid is not native.
But Hybrid has a number of advantages, not least of which is that it can be a tremendously helpful bridge from your current skills and interests to creating native applications down the road.
As Joseph Hill (co-founder of Xamarin) writes in one of his slides that I ripped off for the Evolve presentation, “It’s Not A Battle To The Death, It’s About Using the Right Tool For the Job.”