Now that you’ve seen all the new ingredients in the iOS 7 kitchen, are you ready to test your skills by preparing a dish for Xamarin’s panel of taste testers?
Xamarin recipes are mini-hacks that focus on showing off the flavor profile of a particular platform feature. With the staggering number of new features introduced in iOS 7 this week, there is lots of room for daring Xamarin chefs to experiment, and be first to show off what they’ve learned.
To encourage more cooking with iOS 7 in September, we’ll be hosting our first “Xamarin Recipe Cook-off”, where you can win one of many fabulous prizes just by trying out a new iOS 7 API, and blogging about your experience.
An ideal Xamarin recipe will consist of a blog post explaining the bare minimum code necessary to demonstrate an iOS 7 feature or concept, and will be downloadable as a self-contained, runnable example project under MIT/X11, MS-PL, or Apache 2 license, hosted on GitHub. No purchase necessary – if you’re not a customer, download Xamarin Starter and build your recipe today.
Once you’ve posted your recipe on your blog, just let us know the URL to your entry by sending a tweet to @xamarinhq and you’ll be entered to win $299 Xamarin store credit, applicable toward Xamarin subscriptions or renewals, or for purchase of components on the Xamarin Component Store.
Deadline for entries is end of the day on Monday, September 30, 2013, so don’t delay! A grand prize winner will be selected during the first week of October, but all legitimate entries will win a Xamarin C# shirt, just like the one sported by Xamarin developer-model Rich Taylor at right*.