Tag Archives: Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials: Creating Business App Using Crosslight Project Wizard

In this new v2 release, the Crosslight Project Wizard now sports a powerful business app template that will greatly accelerate your mobile development experience. The business template leverages the Intersoft App Framework, comprehensive use of the RestClient with the repository pattern for streamlined data retrieval, navigation drawer, latest Entity Framework 6 and MVC 5 support, pull-to-refresh, incremental loading and much more.

Check out the video below to learn to see how to take advantage of the new business template in easy-to-understand fashion.

To learn more about Crosslight, visit our new Developer Center. Here you can find comprehensive details on how Crosslight works, complete with illustrated diagrams and design patterns to leverage Crosslight to its maximum potential. Grab a copy of Crosslight and try it today!

Cheers,
Nicholas Lie

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Video Tutorials: Understanding Screen Navigation in Crosslight – 1

To start off a wonderful new year in cross-platform mobile applications development using Crosslight, we have released another video tutorial to help you better understand how screen navigation in Crosslight works.  This is the first of two video parts that covers push navigation, modal navigation and list navigation in Crosslight.

As you may have aware, navigation is a very complex subject in mobile apps development – not to mention various kind of navigation across multiple platforms. The navigation in a single platform itself, for example Android, requires deep understanding on how Android works and its user experiences pattern. This could probably take weeks to months only to make “usable” simple navigation works – including passing data between different screens, capturing input, back mechanism, rotation handling, layout persistence, and more.

Thankfully, we’ve done all those heavy lifting works – so you don’t have to. The good news is we’ve managed to streamline various navigation scenarios across different platforms into a single, unified API – so you can build powerful navigable apps with a single set of codebase. With the screen navigation scenarios fully covered across iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8 – you should be able to focus on what is more important: business processes, user experience, and visual aspects of your app. With Crosslight, surely cross-platform mobile development had never been easier. Check out the new video tutorial below to learn how navigation works in Crosslight.

To learn more about Crosslight navigation, check out Designing Consistent Navigation Interface in our online documentation. Should you have any further questions, feel free to raise a thread in our forum. Stay tuned for more Crosslight video tutorials. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel as well!

Cheers,
Nicholas Lie

Video Tutorials: Understanding MVVM Pattern and Building Simple Tip Calculator App with Crosslight

We have released two new video tutorials on Crosslight to help you better understand how to develop better mobile applications using Crosslight.

Understanding MVVM Pattern in Crosslight

This video tutorial outlines in general how the MVVM pattern works in Crosslight apps development. You will learn how Crosslight leverages the MVVM concept in order to produce cross-platform projects with a single shared application layer. By the end of this video, you will be able to grasp the MVVM pattern in general as well as getting the right mindset when building apps using Crosslight.

Building Simple Tip Calculator using Crosslight

This video tutorial explains how you can build a simple tip calculator app using Crosslight  within minutes that target all four major platforms at once (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows 8). This video aims to highlight the data binding capabilities in Crosslight that leverages the MVVM pattern found in .NET applications to mobile apps development. You can find the source code for this video in our GitHub link: https://github.com/IntersoftSolutions/CrosslightSimpleTipCalculator

Should you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at technical@intersoftpt.com or raise a thread in our forums. Hopefully this video will give you a clearer concept how Crosslight works and how you can slash development time in more than half and increase your productivity. Stay tuned for more Crosslight video tutorials. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel as well!

Cheers,
Nicholas Lie

Video Tutorials: Getting Started with Crosslight

After you have successfully installed Mobile Studio by following the previous blog post, it’s highly recommended that you understand how Crosslight works as a framework, and how it can add significant values to your current application lifecycle management. The blog post will cover highlighted features of Crosslight in a high-level overview that reflects Crosslight values to the mobile world, especially when you’re coming from .NET. The video highlights the following:

  • Cross Platform Mobile Development Challenges
  • Crosslight Overview
  • Crosslight Architecture Overview
  • Crosslight Technology Overview
  • Hello World in Crosslight
  • MVVM Pattern Overview in Crosslight
  • Crosslight Solution Overview
  • Crosslight Enterprise Benefits
  • Crosslight Form Builder
  • Crosslight Mobile Services
  • Crosslight extensible architecture
  • Crosslight Project Wizard

This blog post has outlined how you can leverage Crosslight to your existing ALM, and how you can benefit from it. We truly believe that Crosslight will greatly improve your existing workforce. Cut development times, reduce costs, improve productivity and faster time-to-market.

You can find out more about Crosslight and Mobile Studio by visiting our site. Feel free to try out Crosslight for 30 days from the Request Trial page to see Crosslight for yourself. Got any questions about Crosslight? Visit the our forums or drop us a mail at technical@intersoftpt.com. Contact sales@intersfotpt.com for licensing schemes. Stay tuned for more blog posts and video tutorials on Crosslight.

Cheers,

Nicholas Lie

Video Tutorials: Installing Mobile Studio and Preparing Your Development Environment

In the early September 2013, we proudly announced our comprehensive toolset for the mobile development world, the Mobile Studio. Using Mobile Studio, now you can rapidly build powerful mobile apps on the world’s top platforms – iOS, Android and Windows – with a single application codebase. Check out our site for more information on Mobile Studio. To help you get started with Mobile Studio, this blog post aims to guide you from start-to-finish on how to install Mobile Studio on both Mac and Windows, as well as preparing your machine for cross-platform development for both platforms.

Mobile Studio ships with the all-new powerful mobile development toolset that will change how you program native apps, using Microsoft’s and Xamarin’s technology. Introducing Crosslight, the world’s first robust, extensible mobile toolset that leverages the MVVM pattern that extends over world’s 4 most famous mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. To get a general overview of what is Crosslight, how Crosslight add values to your business, and understand how Crosslight works, see our blog post: Getting Started with Crosslight. Also check out our site for more information on Crosslight.

Installing Mobile Studio

To help you install Mobile Studio on Mac and Windows, check out the following videos.

Windows

Mac

Preparing Your Development Environment

These videos will help you in configuring your machine for development using Crosslight.

Windows

Android

iOS

Windows Phone 8

Windows 8

Mac

Android

iOS

After you have successfully followed these videos, your machine should be ready for cross-platform development using Crosslight. Should you need any further assistance, feel free to contact us at technical@intersoftpt.com or you can visit our forums. If these videos helped you, don’t forget to like our videos and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos.

Cheers,

Nicholas Lie