Wrox Press Announces New Guide to Focus on Mono for Android

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Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C# guides developers through the white-hot field of Android application programming

Wrox Press, an imprint of Wiley, announces the latest book in the Wrox Professional format, Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C# (Wiley; 978-1-118-02643-4; April 2012). This new guide provides experienced .NET and C# developers with the knowledge needed to become successful Android application developers without having to learn another programming language.

Endorsed by Xamarin, the company composed of more than 20 members of the team that built Mono, Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C# dives into writing applications against Mono with C# and compiling executables that run on the Android family of devices.

“Mono for Android provides the power of Visual Studio and the .NET frameworks that developers are used to, along with complete access to all of the native APIs and UI toolkits unique to each mobile operating system, allowing them to create truly unique native experiences on each operating system,” said Nat Friedman, CEO of Xamarin. “Pro Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C# is packed with information that makes it fast, easy and fun to develop great high-performance enterprise or consumer mobile apps."

Coverage in Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C# includes:

  •     Mono for Android and MonoDevelop
  •     Screen controls, UI development
  •     Data controls, windows, and controllers
  •     Working with data, REST, SOAP, XML, and JSON
  •     Tables and layouts
  •     Maps, Geolocation, Geocoding, and MonoDroid
  •     Device feature support for networking, battery, accelerometer, orientation, and proximity
  •     Multimedia, pictures, video, and audio recording and playback
  •     Communicating with other applications
  •     Internationalization and Localization
  •     Deploying apps, and making money

Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C# is now available for purchase online and will be available at retailers nationwide April 3, 2012. The book includes an offer for 25% off of Mono for Android from Xamarin. For a full list of retailers, visit http://www.wiley.com/buy/9781118026434.

About Wrox™
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About Xamarin
Xamarin was founded in 2011 with the mission to make it fast, easy and fun to build great mobile apps. Xamarin’s products are used by individual developers and companies, including VMware, Target, Rdio, Medtronic and Unity Technologies, to simplify creation and operation of high-performance, cross-platform mobile consumer and corporate applications, targeting phones and tablets running iOS, Android and Windows. For more information, visit http://xamarin.com.

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To see example apps built with Xamarin technology, visit http://xamarin.com/apps/all


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