I have just spent a frustrating 2 days trying to bootstrap my way into Xamarin development but have limped away wounded. My conclusion is that VS2017rc + Xamarin.Forms + Android Nougat represent too many parts in a state of flux right now.
I could not get a couple of pre-built sample app solutions deployable on the Android emulator and ended up with a completely broken VC2017 install where all the Xamarin bits had vanished. I have been coding heavy duty server-side C# since 2002 and programming since 1984 so I don’t give up easily.
As a start-up founder I need to get a modest business productivity iPhone and Android app into beta by April. 85% of my application complexity sits on Azure servers, the mobile apps are just an enabler and not the prime selling point.
Would any resident expert like to pass comment on my Xamarin Plan B?