Native Android Facebook Authentication with Azure App Service

James Montemagno
August 18, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Authentication is critical to applications success. Look at your app, and I bet the very first things that your users will do is sign up or log in to their account. This will probably, in turn, leverage some form of social authentication. Each social authentication provider is a little bit different, and some, such as […]

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Speech Central Makes it Easier to Browse the Internet Hands-Free

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
August 17, 2017 Case Studies

Labsii is a Serbian-based software development firm focused on creating better accessible, utility-driven apps for everyday tasks. Their Speech Central app allows users to use remote controls, such as those on headphones or Bluetooth […]

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Live Webinar: Take your .NET Skills from the Desktop to Android and iOS

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
August 15, 2017 Android, Education, iOS, Xamarin Platform

Register today to join me for my upcoming webinar, Xamarin University Presents: Desktop Developer’s Guide to Mobile with Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin on Tuesday, August 29, to see how to […]

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Adding Storage to Mobile Apps with OneDrive for Business

Mayur Tendulkar
August 14, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Every app needs storage, whether it’s for storing a collection of the same type of records in Azure Mobile Service with Easy Tables, or a SQL Database exposed via Web Services. When the data is unstructured, NoSQL with Azure DocumentDB can be used. For scalability and high availability, Azure CosmosDb can be used in both the […]

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Podcast: Contributing to Xamarin.Forms, C# 7, Input Validation, Android’s BottomNavigationView, and more!

Pierce Boggan
August 11, 2017 Education

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and I cover the latest mobile .NET development news, including how to get started contributing to Xamarin.Forms, C# 7 tips & tricks, validating user input, Android’s BottomNavigationView, and new Xamarin releases. Be sure to download today’s episode from your favorite podcasting app! Subscribe or Download Today […]

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Payit Brings Peer-to-Peer Payments to Mexico with Mobile DevOps and the Cloud

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
August 9, 2017 Case Studies, Xamarin Platform

Payit’s mobile apps are revolutionizing how Mexican residents pay bills and request and send money among friends and family. Initially a web-only way to pay rent, the founding team quickly realized that their […]

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Validation in Xamarin.Forms Enterprise Apps

David Britch
David Britch
August 8, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

We released an eBook this past May on Enterprise Application Patterns using Xamarin.Forms. The eBook focuses on core patterns and architectural guidance for developing Xamarin.Forms enterprise apps that are easier to […]

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Exploring Android’s Bottom Navigation View

James Montemagno
August 7, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

The debate over whether tabs should go on the top or the bottom of a screen has raged for nearly a decade. Android has always preferred to use tabs as […]

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A Beginner’s Guide for Contributing to Xamarin.Forms

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
August 4, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms has been open source for over a year now. In that time, we’ve accepted over 700 pull requests and received many more. Have any of those been yours? If not, this is your invitation to participate! In this article, I’ll outline what kinds of contributions we are looking for and provide a guide to […]

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Getting Started with C# 7

James Montemagno
August 2, 2017 Xamarin Platform

The releases of Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac introduced two spectacular new IDEs to develop mobile applications, cloud workloads, and introduced us to a world of powerful new C# features with the release of C# 7. I recently blogged about my favorite new feature, expression bodied members, and even recorded an entire […]

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