Hi, I'm doing some R&D work on connecting to Bluetooth LE devices. I'm also trying out the Xamarin platform at the same time.
I'm a little confused on the direction of Xamarin forms as well as the use of Monkey.Robotics for Bluetooth. At first, I coded the bluetooth connectivity using Xamarin.Droid / IOS based on the information here: https://xamarin.com/forms ("Which Xamarin approach is best for your app?"). That suggests that if you are really trying out the platform for eventual extensive use, you shouldn't focus on Forms.
However every time I'd hit a wall working in the platforms, I would find the Monkey.Robotics implementation which seems very clean and reusable for BT specifically between droid/ios. Every implementation of Monkey.Robotics is in forms (that I've found). Is there some reason for that other than that those same projects seem to be prototypes?
Is the description of the direction for forms really accurate https://xamarin.com/forms ("Which Xamarin approach is best for your app?"). The "sharability" of the Monkey.Robotics forms projects is very enticing, but I'm afraid I'd be wasting my time or misjudging if I learned Xamarin that way.