Data and Cloud Services

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last updated: 2017-12

Xamarin.Android applications often need access to data (from either a local database or from the cloud), and many of these apps consume web services implemented using a wide variety of technologies. The guides in this section examine how to access data and make use of cloud services.

Data Access

This section discusses data access in Xamarin.Android using SQLite as the database engine.

Google Messaging

Google provides both Firebase Cloud Messaging and legacy Google Cloud Messaging services for facilitating messaging between mobile apps and server applications. This section provides overviews for each service provided by step-by-step explanation of how to use these services to implement remote notifications (also called push notifications) in Xamarin.Android applications.

Xamarin Workbook

If it's not already installed, install the Xamarin Workbooks app first. The workbook file should download automatically, but if it doesn't, just click to start the workbook download manually.