Xamarin.Mobile : Cross platform component for Device APIs

Xamarin.Mobile is a component from Xamarin to write a commonly used code to consume the device API.  What I meant by the commonly used code is, the same code that will can access device specific APIs and behave accordingly depending upon the platform in which it is running.

More than a month back newest release of Xamarin.Mobile is still in its preview release mode.

As of now, it supports the following device APIs for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

  • Contacts
  • Geolocation
  • Media



Where to get

We can get the same form the Xamarin Component Store . Also this can be downloaded using nuget package manager in Visual Studio.

Point(s) I experienced

  • This cannot be added to the Portable project, since this is meant to consume the device API. So that has to be added to the device specific projects in the solution.


Hope this helps. Enjoy learning and coding 🙂

Categories: Android, Cross Platform Mobile App, iOS, Windows Phone, Xamarin

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