The Acumen software design blog provides you with helpful articles about Xamarin.

Microsoft Xamarin allows you to build native apps C# and a single codebase to publish for multiple platforms, including Windows, Android and iOS. You can use the same IDE, language and APIs everywhere. Xamarin also has a data layering feature that consists of a storage engine and methods to read and write information. The SQLite database engine is recommended for Xamarin platform applications.

Several web sites provide a good overview.

Xamarin Official Overview

Xamarin Wikipedia

Google Maps and Xamarin

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When our mobile app development team started working with Google Maps on Xamarin, we found that there were a lot of conflicting methods of initializing a map view for Android using Xamarin. Here is a step-by-step breakdown of what needs to be…