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 has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was 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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