Workshop: Mobile Apps of Tomorrow

Date: 06 Oct 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
Event name: VS Live Chicago
Duration: 480 minutes


This hands-on workshop will take you from 0 to a fully working, cloud connected, AI powered mobile app. We'll help you get setup with Visual Studio and the Xamarin tooling on either Windows or Mac, and connect your iPhone or your Android device ready to run an app. Once you are set-up, we'll cover some basics of Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms, then it's heads down setting up cloud services for storage, processing and authentication, and writing a cross-platform client app - using one code base for a fully-native app that runs on both iOS and Android. We’ll also give you small lectures on relevant topics such as Serverless Functions applications for processing, Cognitive Services for Image recognition, Cosmos DB for storage. The app we build will combine accessing device hardware using Xamarin plugins, online AI services for face and emotion detection, and other services like authentication and blob storage, all built using a serverless architecture. By the end of the workshop, you will have a production ready, AI and cloud powered mobile app.

Sample code (GitHub):


You can browse, fork, download the sample source code on GitHub.