Hybrid Apps in Xamarin??

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.

Hybrid Xamarin??

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.”


About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is a Senior Consultant with Wintellect, with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning 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 and a Microsoft MVP.
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