Microsoft has been trying hard to lure mobile developers to its new Universal Windows Platform. Recent development in this direction was the purchase of multiplatform developer environment Xamarin.
The developers interested in creating native cross-platform apps across iOS, Android, and Windows can now pick up a full 27-chapter ePub book titled Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms Book First Edition.
The book is authored by Charles Petzold and published by Microsoft press. It includes information on animation, MVVM, triggers, behaviors, custom layouts, custom renders, and more on the development of mobile apps.