Pixate or how to style native iOS and Android apps using css.
License made portable and free: Portable.Licensing. Run on a large set of platforms:
- .NET >= 4.0.3,
- Silverlight >= 4,
- Windows Phone >= 7.5,
- Windows Store Apps,
- XBox 360.
Refit: Type-safe REST client for:
- Desktop .NET 4.5
- Windows Phone 8
- Silverlight 5
and also packaged as PCL (obviously :)). This library use Castle.DynamicProxy to generate proxy implementation from attributed interface and is Task/IObservable aware from the start.
Even if it’s an elegant way of avoid a lot of plumbing code, it’s double-edged. We must be sure to have all the possibilities included and some are always missing:
- Multipart requests
- Form posts
Next platform wil be Xamarin.iOS and Windows Store (WinRT).
ModernHttpClient or how to customize HttpClient in an efficient way to support best Android and iOS solutions.
ReactiveUI brings MVVM to a new level with a simple binding model combining RX to Xaml. Property changes, commands, .Net eventsend of asynchronious actions becomes observable and can be combined together.
And version 5.0 is provided as Portable Class Library for:
- .NET 4.0/4.5 (WPF)
- Windows Phone 8
- Windows Store Apps (WinRT)
Great. Perhaps the next thing to try in a real project.
At last a really case introduction to help every developers (iOS, Android, web but also Windows Phone and WPF/silverlight) to start on Windows Store apps: Resources for other platform developers Windows Store apps Windows.
The principles are detailed, but also a starting point from what you already know:
- a “getting started”,
- how to create your first App,
- correspondence between main API and classes,
- correspondence between main UI controls,
- correspondence between classical tasks, ie how to use:
- Touch events,
- app settings,
- application lifecycle,
- Web Services,
- data Acces,
- graphics, animation and OpenGL ES,
- using cloud storage,
- and more.
For each type of widget, the equivalent in iOS 6/& & Android world: PortKit: UX Metaphor Equivalents for iOS & Android.
A very interesting way to link a website to corresponding store application (Windows 8 implementation modeled on iOS6 new feature):
But a standardized way is always better for customer’s recognition and confidence.
A really good news:Mono 3.0 is out – Miguel de Icaza. Mono is now on a par with .Net 4.5 (including async, TPL dataflow and WinRT).
This version is supposed to be integrated soon in Mono Touch and Mono Droid. An evolution of this API is also supposed to take into account async.
Very interresting: The Future Of Mobile [DECK] – Business Insider.