Contest: Get Started with Xamarin

Amy Burns
December 15, 2017 Contests, Education, Xamarin Platform

At Xamarin, we pride ourselves on creating and providing great educational tools for developers. Between our extensive developer center, and the interactive classes at Xamarin University, there’s no limit to the knowledge you can obtain. We want every Xamarin developer everywhere to succeed at creating amazing apps, even those who haven’t yet realized that they are Xamarin developers! With this in mind, our documentation team recently launched a new getting started guide, offering steps […]

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Introducing the SmartHotel360 Reference Mobile Apps

Pierce Boggan
December 14, 2017 Xamarin Platform

If you managed to catch any of Microsoft Connect(); 2017, you probably saw a beautiful suite of apps for a fictitious smart hospitality company called SmartHotel360 that showcases the future of connected travel. Their vision is to provide: Intelligent, conversational, and personalized apps and experiences to guests. Modern workplace experiences and smart conference rooms for […]

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Iterate Faster with the Xamarin Live Player and iOS Coded User Interface

James Montemagno
December 13, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

The Xamarin Live Player is a fantastic tool to rapidly iterate and develop Xamarin applications without ever having to compile. One can easily update an application’s user interface and business […]

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Updates to the Xamarin iOS Designer

John Miller
John Miller
December 12, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

The Xamarin Designer for iOS is a visual designer that allows you to edit Storyboard and Xib files directly in Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac. Crafting your UI with a designer instead of completely in code is a topic of passionate debate, but it’s a lot of fun to visually design a user interface, especially […]

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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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