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I've been working on and off for the past year in trying to write a small mobile app to help my training at the gym. It's stupid simple what I'm after, but I've been trying to avoid going the easy (aka hard) route of separate iOS and Android apps. Because I like to complicate things and yet I'm lazy and super short on time.

I have a Windows Form version, which I ported to a Vue/Typescript web app. I'd like to stick to either .NET or TypeScript as my language of choice.

It seemed Xamarin would be sensible given that it allows me to stay in C#. Except my experience with Xamarin hasn't been great and it seems Microsoft is pushing React Native for UWP apps. So why not Reach Native? Porting Vue to React/RN is simple enough and I'll simply stick with TypeScript as my core language and I'm done.

Except that I cannot, for the life of me, get anything to work. I've forked GitHub repos that have "complete apps". I've walked through, line by line, the official docs on Facebook. I've spent the hour installing the Android SDKs, node, gradle, chocolatey, yarn, react native, etc etc etc. GB worth of installs. Endless command lines. Opening a powershell window in Admin mode to run the ps1 scripts. Manually adding the environment variables.

Insane.

I can't believe that 13 years after the iPhone was released we're still in the string and ducttape era of cross platform mobile development.

Once I get this working and boiled down to something sensible I'll write an article.
cheers
Chris Maunder

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