Android Mobile App Development with Xamarin using C# Training Course

Develop native Android mobile apps using C# with Xamarin.

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About Xamarin Android Training

Find out more information about our Xamarin Android mobile app development training course offering.

What is the course about

This course will teach you how to develop native Android mobile apps using Xamarin with C# programming. Xamarin.Android allows you to create native Android applications using the same UI controls that would be used in Java, except with the flexibility and elegance of a C#, the power of the .NET Base Class Library (BCL), and two first-class IDEs - Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio. Xamarin Android apps compile to native code, and they are indistinguishable to mobile apps developed with Java. This course is for experienced .NET developers who would like to use their exisiting skills to develop native mobile apps. for Android Xamarin enables you to share and reuse your existing .NET codebase.+


This course is offered as a stand alone course or as part of the Cross Platform Mobile App Development for Android and iOS using Xamarin with C# programming. The individual course is 5 days and the cross platform course is 10 days. The cross platform course also covers iOS development.

Programming Experience

Strong programming experience in .NET is a requirement in order to succeed in this course. A minimum of 2 years working experience is recommended or a strong background in computer science.

Technical Skill

You will need to be proficient in working with Visual Studio. A Windows or a Mac environment is used. The primary development environment is Windows or Mac. We recommend a Mac if you will also want to develop iOS applications.

Private Training

The course is primarily offered privately to a group, team or company. The training will be run on your premises or you can come to us. We have offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town and can also conduct the training in Durban at Regus Business Centre. We can train anywhere in South Africa and the rest of the African continent if we are coming to you. Private training is R9 500 per delegate if training is conducted on your premises and we require a minimum of 4 delegates to schedule the course. The same training is R12 599 when coming to us and a minimum of 4 delegates is required to schedule the course. There is no fixed date to run the course, we find dates would suit your team.

Public Training

We also conduct the training publicly. This is suitable for individuals or delegates that cannot book the private training. The class will be comprised of delegates and individuals from different companies.The training content and duration is the same and training will run at our premises in Johannesburg or Cape Town, South Africa. The course price is R12 599 per delegate. A minimum of 4 delegates is required to run the course. A preliminary date is scheduled and will be confirmed once we have 4 delegates to run the course.

Course Schedule

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Activities and Intents

Activities are the fundamental architectural element of Android applications. A common way to describe an Android app is "a collection of collaborating Activities". This course shows you how to implement that collaboration. You will see how to start your own Activities and how to start standard Android Activities such as the camera or the web browser. You will learn how to pass arguments to an Activity when you start it and how to retrieve results when it finishes. By the end of the course, you will be able to code all the common patterns needed to make Activities work together.

List Views are one of the most common UI paradigms found in Android, they allow you to display a scrolling list of selectable items. This class will teach you how to populate and use theListView control including population, customization, selection, and more.

This course shows how to use the Android RecylerView and CardViewcontrols to display collections of data. After the course, you will be able to add one of these controls to your app and code the adapter, view holder, and item-layout files needed to show your data correctly.

Navigation Patterns

Android supports a variety of different navigation styles your apps can utilize based on the information and relationships you want to display. This class will cover the most common navigation patterns used in Android, including Stack, Drawer, and Tab-based navigation., Along the way, we'll examine some related topics including Fragments, and using the ActionBar.

This class discusses the Android Activitylife-cycle and how to run code independent from it using Android services. We will look at how to start and stop services and how to create hybrid services that are used within our application to keep part of the application alive when the Activity is terminated.

Publishing an Android App

This video covers the specifics of publishing an Android application to both the Google Play store and the Amazon store.

Maps in the palm of our hands have changed the way that we interact with the world. It's hard to imagine navigating without our smartphone these days. in this course we'll examine how to embed and use the Google Maps API in our Android applications, reposition the map, add map markers, and more.

Location Services

Knowing the user's location can help your application to provide more contextually-aware information of the interesting things around the device. This class will explore the location APIs available in Android and show you how to use them to add "location-awareness" into your apps.

Capacitive Multitouch interfaces on smartphones have become a staple. But using them effectively can be a challenge. This class examines how touch works in Android and covers View based touch events, built-in gestures, and creating custom gestures that will enhance the UX of your apps.

Gestures in Android

Building on the AND240 - Touch course, this class dives into how to manage more complex touch gestures in your Android applications. It covers the use and design of built-in and custom gestures, both continuous and discrete in Android. You will create a multi-gesture application which includes a custom built rotation gesture as well as get hands-on experience designing discrete gestures using the Gestures Builder application, which is available on all Android devices.

It's common to want to integrate in a third-party component into your Android applications. Sometimes there is a .NET component you can use, but sometimes it's an existing Java component. In these cases you will need a Binding Library to be able to integrate with the Java code. This class will cover the core topics for building a Java Binding library for both .JAR and .AAR files and discuss the primary scenarios available

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Choose your training options. Attend a public or private training.

Public Training
  • Training at our center
  • Small class size
  • 5 days instructor led
  • Access to Slack channel
  • Access to materials website
  • 6 months after training support
  • Teamviewer, email and telephone support
  • Personalized feedback
  • Light lunches
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Private Training - Onsite
  • Training on your site
  • Choose as many delegates as you want
  • 5 days instructor led
  • Access to Slack channel
  • Access to materials website
  • 6 months after training support
  • Teamviewer, email and telephone support
  • Personalized feedback
  • Customized course content
  • You provide the lunches
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Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Public Training
What is public training

With public training you attend the course with other delegates from other companies at our premises. If you would like private training we can arrange that the training be done at your premises, however, we require a minimum of 4 delegates for a private course.

What is private training

The training runs at your premises or you can come to us. We require a minimum of 4 delegates for a private training.

Refund Policy

Should you not be happy with the training, this should be raised within the first hour of training. We will try to resolve the issue and if we can't we refund 100% your money.

Cancelling Training

You can not cancel the course once you have booked. Please make sure that you have resolved your dates before making a booking. It takes a long time to organise the training, so we will not be able to refund once you book, however we can try to re-schedule the course at a later date for you.

Course Pricing
How much does the course cost?

The course price depends on whether the course will be on your site(private training) or at our offices(public). For a private course we require a minimum of 4 delegates in order to schedule the course.

How long does it take to complete the course

Most of our coruses are offered over 5 days full time, except for the Xamarin Cross Platform Mobile App Development course which is offered over 2 weeks. No part-time courses are offered at the moment.


We don't provide accomodation but we can help you find accomodation close to the center. We can also help you with arranging transport to pick you up from the airport.

Our preferred accomodation provider is AirBnb. We recommmend if its your first time, only book from a Super Host on AirBnB.

Certificate of Completetion

Our mobile app development courses are hands on, for you to receive a certificate of completion, you will need to demonstrate that you have master the concepts during the course by developing a production mobile application and deploying it to the Google Play or Apple store. No certificates of completion will be awarded without proof that you have developed and deployed your app to the relevant store.