Mobile Application Developers Tampa

(Formerly Windows Phone and Xamarin UG Tampa)

Design, Code, Develop, Instrument, Globalize, Publish
and Market Mobile Apps

Past Meetings

Intro to Azure Webcast (for Devs)

January 15, 2018

Noon - 12:45 EST

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Monday, January 15, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us for our next meeting, which is a joint meetup between Mobile App Dev Tampa and FBI Apps. Are you new to Azure and wondering how to get started? In this introductory level webcast, we will look at taking your first steps in working with Azure and a tour of the portal from a developer perspective. We will look at how to get a free $200, 30-day account, as well as several monthly usage credit offers. You will learn how to monitor you billing and usage and how to create a Virtual Machines, ASP.NET web services and deploy from GitHub and Visual Studio. Also, we will look at deployment models and resource groups as well as the Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) and how to create a SQL Database and scalability. We also will talk about growing your solutions, and how to find useful resources on around support, architectures how to delete learning resources and more. Join Russ Fustino, Microsoft MVP and the Fustino Brothers in this educational session that you do not want to miss, especially for those that want to get started with Azure.This quarterly webinar, "T!PS" for business and apps development, will be an open forum and your input would be greatly appreciated for 2018 planning of topics. Be sure to join-in... Register now at

Dec 13, 2017

Mobile Center Apps with Azure



Please join Microsoft and Cardinal Solutions to learn how to leverage the new generation of Azure services to create scalable, cloud connected mobile applications.

Cardinal and Microsoft will also introduce mobile application delivery strategies for cross-platform Mobile DevOps, Automated Testing, and Analytics to simplify mobile development by automating the entire release pipeline. See how the combination of Visual Studio Mobile Center and Azure cloud services can enable faster release cycles and deliver higher-quality apps.

Join us for breakfast and networking at 8:30am, and the event from 9am-noon. In addition to registering on Meetup, please register at the link below so we can maintain an accurate count.



MAD Tampa Create Xamarin Forms Project with Azure Portal Mobile App

Monday, July 10, 2017 from 10:30 PM - 11:15 PM
Online tonight at 10:30! Mobile App Dev Tampa

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For the night owls and those that missed Tampa Xamarin Dev Day... The IBLN-FBI "T!PS" for business and apps development webninar series moves to the evening! Starting at 10:30pm of July 10th you will learn how to build a mobile app on the Azure Portal using the Quickstart for Xamarin Forms. Learn how to create the database and Service API for a Xamarin. Forms application to consume, utilizing an Azure mobile service. You will use the portal to create a mobile app and use the Xamarin Forms Quickstart to create a database for the app. The Quick Start also provides creating a app service using the Table API. This approach is Russ’ (Fustino) new “File New”, for Xamarin Forms apps. This is an advanced webinar for those experience at programming or designing apps with Apple, Android and with the Windows moble platform.


Tampa Xamarin Dev Day - Joint meeting MADTampa & Tampadev


Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Official Registration: Xamarin Dev Days are community driven, hands-on learning experiences geared towards beginner mobile developers to help build, test, and connect native iOS, Android, and Windows apps. Explore mobile development with free training courses from Xamarin experts and local community members. Then, after lunch, get the opportunity to put new knowledge into practice by building a cross-platform, cloud-connected app with Xamarin and Azure in Visual Studio.

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM – 10:10 AM Introduction to Xamarin – Joey DeVilla 
10:20 AM – 11:00 AM Cross Platform UI with Xamarin.Forms – Russ Fustino
11:10 AM – 11:50 AM Connected Apps with Azure  - Greg Leonardo 
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM File -> New App WorkshopMicrosoft Office - Tampa
5426 Bay Center Dr., Suite 700
Tampa, FL 33609



Visual Studio 2017 Launch party! VS 2017 arrives on March 7. Pizza. Digital Swag. Limited seating. Register now.


We’re excited to announce that Visual Studio 2017 will be available for download on Tuesday, March 7, 2017!

Join us online for a viewing party on this virtual event celebrating 20 years of Visual Studio and our latest release.

On March 7, watch our live stream with Julia Liuson, Brian Harry, Miguel de Icaza, and Scott Hanselman as they share the newest innovations in Visual Studio, .NET, Xamarin, Azure, and more.

Keynote is from 11AM to 1PM EST.

Join us at the Microsoft office. Pizza provided by Opsgility.

Plus, after the keynote, we will have some networking time and a live vs 2017 demo by Russ Fustino. Russ will also be making a special announcement on the next chapter in his career.

Join in the fun!

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RSVP for Windows Developer Day -  MADTampa

Attend this event and you will receive a free membership to the Dev Center!

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5426 Bay Center Dr Ste 700, Tampa, FL


Event from Noon ot 3:30PM EST 2/8/17

Join our livestreamed event to see what’s new for developers in the Windows 10 Creators Update. Whether you’re building for the web or UWP, games, apps or line-of-business tools, there’s something in it for you.

What's coming in the Creators Update?

Join Kevin Gallo and the Windows engineering team as they show how the latest advances in Windows 10 APIs and tooling will help you build great software:

Noon – 1:00 PM

Kevin Gallo takes us on a tour of what's new in Windows 10 Creators Update. He'll apply a developer's lens as he shows off new Windows capabilities and tooling and will share some news along the way.

Improving user engagement with Windows and Cortana Skills
1:15 – 1:45 PM

Engaging with your users has always been a challenge, especially now that each user wants their app experience to flow seamlessly between their many devices. In this session, we'll explore how you can meet this need regardless of platform and form factor—whether the devices use small screens, big screens, or no screens at all. We'll also discuss improvements with the Windows Desktop Bridge.

Building personal and productive apps with Composition and XAML updates
1:50 – 2:20 PM

First impressions are important, so one of our goals with the Windows 10 Creators Update is to make it easier to deliver beautiful, engaging Windows app experiences. In this session, we'll discuss how the Creators Update will help simplify building apps that feel more natural (using Ink and Dial) and more beautiful (using Composition advances). We'll not only walk through the big new improvements, but also highlight some of the smaller tweaks that can be just as important, like menus, dialogs, scrollbars and keyboards.

Using the Windows Store to enhance your app
2:25 – 2:55 PM

The Windows Store and Windows Dev Center are constantly improving to meet the evolving needs of developers and the market. In this session, we'll explore new Windows Store capabilities that make it easier for customers to find and acquire your apps and games, and Dev Center improvements that optimize your app submissions and management workflows.

Developer tools and updates
3:00 – 3:30 PM

Windows is built for developers, and the Windows 10 Creators Update is no exception. In this session, we'll focus on how Visual Studio 2017 and the Windows 10 Creators Update make you more productive. We'll discuss updates to the Windows Device Portal, improvements to Windows Developer Mode, Bash and Console, and many other cool advances.

Brought to you by the Mobile App Developers Tampa User Group (MADTampa) and Microsoft. Check out this link too! Register at


Dec 14, 6-8PM


Join us on Wednesday, December 14th, 6pm to 8pm as Microsoft's Michael Stark will cover the latest announcements from Microsoft Connect 2016() including Visual Studio 2017 RC, Visual Studio for Mac, Xamarin.Forms Previewer, the latest-and-greatest in Xamarin.Forms and more. 



5426 Bay Center Dr Ste 700, Tampa, FL


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Xamarin Dev Day

Microsoft 5426 Bay Center Dr Ste 700, Tampa, FL (edit map)

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Xamarin Dev Days provide attendees with an intense, hands-on learning experience. Spend the morning exploring mobile development with sessions from Xamarin, our technology partners, and members of your local developer community, then roll up your sleeves for an afternoon dedicated to diving into code.

Join your local Xamarin community at the Tampa Bay Mobile App Developers that meets regularly covering Xamarin and other mobile topics and be sure to check out the Xamarin Dev Days website to see more cities and dates coming soon.



Part 3 - Know the code, inside App Studio

IBLN-FBI / MAD Tampa Free Webinar - Online, Webinar Only

Join Microsoft MVP Russ Fustino and his two brothers, Rich and Gary. Our company, FBI Apps, is proud to resurrect “Russ’ ToolShed”!!! On what topic, you might ask?  CODE!  Let’s take a deep dive into the incredible code the Windows App Studio team creates for us to use. App Studio is even open source. ( We will show how to use a Command Bar, crash reporting, master / detail pages, Search, Caching and Ads in App Studio and then dive into the generated code.

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