This sample was first presented in the Xamarin Introduction to C# 5 Async webinar on August 15th, 2013. Re-live the excitement with these links to the video, slides and Xamarin docs.
The sample apps (for iOS and Android) has two examples:
- a simple text & image download using the new C# 5
- another example that shows how to download multiple files in the background and report download progress using
Progress<T>. It also demonstrates how to cancel the background downloads using a
Also check out Miguel's blog post on the subject.