What is the Xamarin Alliance?
Xamarin Alliance is a campaign that encourages developers to build their first Connected Mobile Application leveraging Xamarin and Microsoft Azure through a set of challenges.
Does the Xamarin Alliance have anything to do with the Xamarin Partner program?
No, the Xamarin Alliance is a campaign to encourage development of Connected mobile applications, whereas the Xamarin Partner program is a listing of certified Xamarin consulting partners.
If you are looking for a Xamarin Partner to accelerate your mobile app development and deliver higher quality mobile solutions, or if you are looking to become a Xamarin Partner you will find all necessary information here.
What are the Xamarin Alliance challenges?
There are five Xamarin Alliance challenges. Each challenge will address a specific scenario in creating a Connected Mobile Application. For example:
- Setting up Xamarin within your IDE
- Creating an application
- Connecting the application to Azure services
Who can take part in the Xamarin Alliance challenges?
Xamarin Alliance is open to both Student and Professional developers that would like to learn about using Xamarin and Azure Mobile Apps.
What are the requirements to take part in the Xamarin Alliance challenges?
The requirements to take part are:
- An understanding of programming in C#
- Visual Studio 2015 or 2017 RC installed or Visual Studio for Mac installed
- Xamarin for Visual Studio
Do I have to use the template provided or can I build my own application?
Within the Xamarin Alliance challenges you can either leverage a pre-made template application or build your own application.
Why should I take part?
Xamarin allows you to build apps that are cross-platform and leverage native user interfaces, APIs and performance, across Android, iOS and Windows. Utilizing the power of Xamarin together with Azure adds extra power to your application enabling you to implement things like user authentication and push notifications.
What do I get for completing all the Xamarin Alliance challenges?
Every developer that completes all challenges and submits their finished application for review will receive a Diploma, recognising their level of understanding of building connected mobile applications with Xamarin and Azure.
Are there additional resources or places I can find out more information?
These additional resources, videos and trainings will provide you with more information: