Introduction to tvOS

Adam Hartley
Adam Hartley
December 11, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

Recently, Apple announced the AppleTV 4K, an improved version of the AppleTV launched in 2015, which brought us a new platform to develop for in tvOS. With the touch-enabled Siri […]

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Native Forms is Polished and Shiny in Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0

E.Z. Hart
E.Z. Hart
December 8, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

Since we previewed Native Forms in June, we’ve been working to smooth the rough edges and polish it up for Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0 by fixing bugs and integrating the excellent feedback from the community. Last month at Microsoft Connect(); in New York, several Native Forms examples were used in the keynote presentation. Most notably, James Montemagno […]

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Even Easier iOS App Provisioning in Visual Studio for Mac 

Amy Burns
December 7, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

iOS provisioning is a notoriously hard concept to grasp; even the best developers can be stumped by a signing identity. As a content developer at Xamarin, I’ve created thorough documentation on the topic, which you can […]

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Get Your Azure Mobile Badge from Xamarin University!

Diane Lee
December 6, 2017 Education

We’re excited to introduce the Azure Mobile badge, our first non-certification badge, offered exclusively through Xamarin University! Unlock this badge by completing the Xamarin University Azure courses, all of which […]

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Fidelity Mobile Unites Brazilian Citizens and Elected Officials with Real-Time Chat Apps

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
December 5, 2017 Case Studies

Real-time messaging apps are becoming commonplace, allowing us to communicate immediately or asynchronously with individuals and groups. Inspired by chat apps’ success with consumer businesses, Fidelity Mobile and the Legislative […]

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See What’s New in Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.5

Pierce Boggan
December 4, 2017 Xamarin Platform

Today, we’re releasing Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 into stable. This release includes many improvements for mobile developers, including enhancements to XAML editing, the Xamarin Live Player, File -> New Project, and our Mac pairing mechanism. We’ve also made our Remoted iOS Simulator feature available in all editions of Visual Studio, including the free Community […]

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Podcast: Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0, Live Player, and What’s New in Visual Studio for Mac

Pierce Boggan
December 1, 2017 Education

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and I cover the latest news for mobile developers from Microsoft Connect(); 2017, including Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0 and awesome updates to the Live Player, Visual Studio 2017, and Visual Studio for Mac. Be sure to download today’s episode from your favorite podcasting app. Subscribe or Download Today […]

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Xamarin Developer Events in December

Jayme Singleton
Jayme Singleton
December 1, 2017 Events

The .NET developer community is vastly expanding, so there’s more opportunity than ever to network with local user groups and learn about new and exciting releases, tooling, and updates to Xamarin and related technologies. ‘Tis the season to enhance your knowledge of native mobile development! Below are just a few of the Xamarin events happening […]

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Supercharge Your Xamarin.Mac Application Startup Time

Chris Hamons
Chris Hamons
November 30, 2017 Xamarin Platform

Startup performance matters, as it’s the first feature users come across when using your application. In this post, we’ll walk through some recent samples that improve Xamarin.Mac startup times, especially […]

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Upcoming Webinars | Get the Most Out of Android 8 Oreo and iOS 11

Craig Dunn
November 29, 2017 Android, Education, iOS

Join us on December 13 and December 14 for our newest webinar series, where we’ll show you how to make your Xamarin apps even better by adding the latest and greatest Android and iOS updates. Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin fully support Android 8 Oreo and iOS 11, and we’re excited to share how you […]

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