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Typewriters on Tablets using Xamarin with Jon Peppers

Episode #1081 Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Jonathan Pepper is back with another great Xamarin case study! Carl and Richard talk to Jon about the Hanx Writer, an iPad application made with the help of Tom Hanks to recreated the mechanical typewriter experience on a tablet. Remember skeuomorphism? Here is an awesome manifestation! Jon talks about the process of creating the effects of three different mechanical type writers in an iPad application, including the keyboard, sounds of keystrikes, even the fonts! But most amazingly, the app is built using Xamarin, and not just for the cross-platform capabilities, since the app is only out for iPad at the moment. Jon just loves C#!


Jonathan Peppers

Jon Peppers is a Xamarin MVP and author of the book, Xamarin Cross-platform Development. He is the lead developer on popular apps such as NBA Life, Hanx Writer and Draw a Stickman. He works at Hitcents on both line of business applications and games using Xamarin.


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