Video Tutorials: Understanding MVVM Pattern and Building Simple Tip Calculator App with Crosslight

We have released two new video tutorials on Crosslight to help you better understand how to develop better mobile applications using Crosslight.

Understanding MVVM Pattern in Crosslight

This video tutorial outlines in general how the MVVM pattern works in Crosslight apps development. You will learn how Crosslight leverages the MVVM concept in order to produce cross-platform projects with a single shared application layer. By the end of this video, you will be able to grasp the MVVM pattern in general as well as getting the right mindset when building apps using Crosslight.

Building Simple Tip Calculator using Crosslight

This video tutorial explains how you can build a simple tip calculator app using Crosslight  within minutes that target all four major platforms at once (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows 8). This video aims to highlight the data binding capabilities in Crosslight that leverages the MVVM pattern found in .NET applications to mobile apps development. You can find the source code for this video in our GitHub link:

Should you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at or raise a thread in our forums. Hopefully this video will give you a clearer concept how Crosslight works and how you can slash development time in more than half and increase your productivity. Stay tuned for more Crosslight video tutorials. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel as well!

Nicholas Lie


  1. Hi Nik;
    Are you recording these videos in an empty room or somewhere that there is no “sound absorbing foam”? Both videos that I’ve watched (previous blog and this one) suffers from sound echo and loop which makes it hard to understand. Or perhaps you’re too close to MIC or the Recording volume is too high. I’m giving you this feedback to overcome the audio quality. Or maybe it’s the MIC itself that picks up the surrounding sound too much.

    I would invest in a good “Vocal Recording Mic” like this.

    Hope this helps!

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