Mobile Application Tutorial #001: Initial Installation

In this initial video, we will be reviewing the process of downloading and installing Microsoft Visual Studio and the Xamarin platform. Microsoft only recently acquired Xamarin and open-sourced it, which is a huge deal. Before Xamarin, programs you wrote in Visual Studio could only be run on Windows Phone. With Xamarin, the programs you write in Visual Studio can be run on Apple and Android phones, tablets, etc. This means that if you write your programs well, your programs can be run almost anywhere in their native state. This means its fast, quick, and looks/behaves as it should.