I’ve been a fan of Xamarin for a while now, and since their acquisition by Microsoft I wanted to test out the new version, embedded (for free to boot) into Visual Studio. Microsoft have been so generous lately that I can’t help feel a strange mixture of suspicion and guilt.

At any rate, we decided to test out the new Xamarin environment by writing a small Android app and self-publishing. Somehow the app still went through three redesigns, at one point changing from a 7 screen user journey to only 2 screens. Hong’s logo design is by far my favourite thing about the project. The result is Taskosaurus, available free on the Google Play store.