Session: Phone Apps Unlimited

Thursday, 17:00 - 17:50
Track: .NET

Writing apps for mobile devices can be reminiscent of coding 20 years ago; there are limited resources and often limited APIs. But unlike 20 years ago, we have access to unlimited resources through the internet. In this .NET-based talk, I’ll look at how to bridge that gap between phones or tablets and the Azure cloud, to store data, run “background” processes, and do things not permitted by phone APIs or the dreaded Terms & Conditions.


The talk will cover WP7, iOS and Android, using C#, Silverlight and the Mono tool-set. Some familiarity with mobile development would be an advantage.


Distributing code between mobile devices and web servers.Effective communication between phone and cloud.Sharing code across different mobile platforms.

Mark Rendle

Mark’s career in software design and development spans three decades and more programming languages than he cares to remember. He is currently employed as Principal Architect at Dot Net Solutions, creating software with ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Silverlight and Windows Azure. He is a Windows Azure MVP. In his spare time, he enjoys learning new programming languages and paradigms (2011 is the year of CoffeeScript and F#), and works on the Simple.Data project, and Pocket C# for Windows Phone 7.

Mark Rendle