Monday, March 03, 2014

The awesome XPlatformCloudKit

I recently discovered a toolkit which is responsible for **lots** of MvvmCross apps.

I stumbled on this GitHub project via the Windows Developer Show podcast -

The toolkit itself is really powerful - it's quick to get started but has a modular approach allowing lots of future changes and extensions - e.g. it lets you hook up local files or Azure Mobile Services for data and it provides complete Windows Phone, Windows Store and Android templates.

The github readme is a great resource to get started - it has links to heaps of intro docs and videos, it talks you through the extensible and modular code, and it's already been used to hook up lots of apps including lots of game guides, restaurant menus and more - take a look at some of them on

The author of this package is Microsoft Evangelist - Paul DeCarlo - pjdecarlo - and he's also recently been touring and talking about how to use it. Take a look at his blog for lots of fab info -

Paul, this is awesome stuff - love seeing people shipping, making tools and making money from apps that they've built for all users on all platforms - simply fabulous! Definitely badge of awesomeness winning too! Super work - thanks :)


  1. Stuart, I am flattered to see my work featured with the MVVMCross badge of awesomeness! I have a huge ask, because I assume you or your readers may know some people. The XPlatformCloudKit Project is currently very much in need of some fleshing out on the Android side and completely lacks an IOS port. Would love to have these project UI's fleshed out in a way which could allow XPCK to be wielded as a truly one-stop quick start for all platforms!

    1. Thank you! I'll put the word out to see if we can get any takers - I know a few DPE types use the framework - so they might be able to help and to claim that they are working too ;)

  2. Awesome post good work keep it up by