Building Intelligent Cross-Platform Mobile Apps by Xamarin & Azure

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Building Intelligent Cross-Platform Mobile Applications Using Xamarin and Azure Search

Would you like to learn how to extend Xamarin mobile applications to build intelligent search experiences? Be sure to check out this course, in which you build a real estate listings application for Android that enables a number of features, including full-text search of home listings and type-ahead search, search result filtering and faceting, geospatial search, analytics to enhance the user experience, and more.

Take a close look at what a search-enabled application is and how can it enhance your mobile application. Find out how to add intelligence to your mobile application using Azure Machine Learning and Azure Search. Learn techniques that can be used to provide item recommendations, and explore ways to help users find what they are really looking for. Plus, display results in a grid for easy review. Don’t miss this chance to get the details on building intelligent cross-platform mobile apps.

1 | What is a search-enabled application?
Learn what Azure Search is and what a search-enabled mobile application is, and see examples of search-enabled applications. Find out how to create, manage, and use an Azure Search service.

2 | Type-Ahead Search Suggestions
See how to add type-ahead search that allows users to type text in a search box that offers relevant content suggestions.

3 | Full-Text Search and Paging of Results
Learn how to perform full-text search against a set of real estate listings that are then displayed in a grid with thumbnails, which allows users to page through results.

4 | Filtering Search Results
Get the details on how to allow users to use facets, such as number of bedrooms or bathrooms, as a method to categorize search results that can then be filtered.

5 | Lookup
Learn how to quickly retrieve additional metadata for a specific search result that can be displayed on mobile devices.

6 | More Like This and Machine Learning Recommendations
Take a look at various techniques that can be used to provide item recommendations.

7 | Scoring and Tuning of Search Results
Find out how to adjust the weighting of search results based on factors that are important to you and your users.

8 | Using Analytics to Cater to the Long Tail
Learn how to leverage Power BI analytics to determine what your users are doing and then leverage features, such as Synonyms, to help users find what they are really looking for.
Learn

Learn what Azure Search is and what a search-enabled mobile application is.
Take a look at examples in which search-enabled applications are used.
See how to add type-ahead search.
Learn how to perform full-text search against a set of real estate listings.
See how to display results in a grid with thumbnails so that users can page through results.
Allow users to use facets as a method to categorize search results.
Quickly retrieve additional metadata for a specific search result.
Explore various techniques that can be used to provide item recommendations.
See how to adjust the weighting of search results based on various factors.
Find out how to leverage Power BI analytics to determine what your users are doing.
Leverage features to help users find what they are really looking for.
Learn how to create, manage, and use an Azure Search service.

Prerequisites
None

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