On the Xamarin blog, we introduced new bootstrapped mobile apps to help new mobile developers get started quickly that will eventually become a part of the File->New Project experience. These cross-platform apps have several different configurations (using Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms) that include tabbed navigation, an MVVM implementation, settings, and more.
For developers building connected mobile apps, there are cloud-connected bootstrapped apps that include a preconfigured data storage layer, complete with online/offline synchronization and automatic conflict resolution, as well as built-in support for five identity providers: Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft accounts, and Azure Active Directory.
We would love for you to give them a try and let us know what you think! Every community member who leaves feedback on this thread after trying out the bootstrapped apps will be eligible for a randomly-selected license for Continuous - an IDE that brings mobile development in C# and F# to the iPad.
To get started:
We look forward to hearing your feedback.