The What, Why, and How of Mobile DevOps with Visual Studio App Center

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
January 22, 2018

With constant operating system releases, ever-shifting user expectations, and new form factors launching every year, making sure your apps are high-quality, take advantage of the latest technology, and deliver features that win users’ loyalty can feel like multiple full-time jobs. The solution: mobile DevOps and automation, so you’re freed to focus on building new features […]

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Running Xamarin.iOS Unit Tests in Visual Studio Team Services

Prashant Cholachagudda
Prashant Cholachagudda
January 19, 2018 iOS, Xamarin Platform

In previous posts, we’ve discussed how to set up continuous integration for your Xamarin.iOS applications inside Visual Studio Team Services(VSTS) using the new Hosted macOS Agent. Building the application is […]

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The Xamarin Show: Getting Started with iOS Development in C#

James Montemagno
January 18, 2018 iOS, Xamarin Platform

If you’re looking to get started with iOS development, there’s no better place to look than our amazing Xamarin.iOS documentation guides. They cover each and every topic that you can imagine when it comes to iOS development in C# with Xamarin. If you enjoy watching development videos on your favorite development topics, then look no […]

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The C# Developer’s Guide to Shipping Better Apps with Visual Studio App Center

James Montemagno
January 16, 2018

At our annual Microsoft Connect event in November, we announced the General Availability of Visual Studio App Center, combining our best developer services, incuding Xamarin Test Cloud and HockeyApp, into one free, easy-to-use cloud service to help you ship better apps, faster. From building in the cloud to automatically testing on thousands of real devices, […]

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Podcast: Android 8.1, Xamarin Device Manager, and Visual Studio versions 15.5 & 15.6

Pierce Boggan
January 12, 2018 Education, Podcasts

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and I cover Android 8.1, the new Xamarin Device Manager Preview, what’s new for mobile developers in Visual Studio versions 15.5/15.6, and share our favorite Xamarin moments from 2017. Be sure to download today’s episode from your favorite podcast app. Subscribe or Download Today Keeping up […]

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Xamarin.Android Now Double Stuffed with Oreo 8.1

Jon Douglas
Jon Douglas
January 11, 2018 Android, Xamarin Platform

Android Oreo 8.1 introduces new features, including Android Go, Neural Networks API, Autofill framework enhancements, SharedMemory API, and many more. We’re excited to announce Xamarin.Android support for Android Oreo 8.1 in our latest release of Xamarin.Android for both Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac. Installing Xamarin.Android for Android Oreo 8.1 You can get Android […]

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Upcoming Webinar | Xamarin University Presents: Ship Better Apps with Visual Studio App Center

Courtney Witmer
Courtney Witmer
January 11, 2018 Education

Join Mark Smith, Director of Xamarin University, on Thursday, January 25 at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET / 5 pm GMT to learn how to automate your app development pipeline with Visual Studio App Center. You’ll walk through how to connect your app to App Center and start improving your development process—and your […]

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Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.6 Preview Available Today!

Pierce Boggan
January 10, 2018 Xamarin Platform

Last month, we released Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5, which came with awesome new features, including the iOS Remoted Simulator becoming available to all developers, live XAML previewing in Android emulators with the Xamarin Live Player, new Xamarin.Forms project templates for .NET Standard, and improvements to the Mac pairing mechanism. Today, we’re excited to build […]

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Delivering Rich Media Experiences with the Xamarin.Forms Video Player

Guest Blogger
January 9, 2018 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

This is a guest post from Adam Fisher. Adam is the founder of Octane Software, focused on the creation of consumer Internet products. You can find Adam on Twitter at @adamgfisher and on Github at @adamfisher. Today we’ll take a look at Adam’s Xamarin.Forms Video Player component. Delivering an interactive and engaging experience is critical […]

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Colonial Life Drives Field Sales Productivity with .NET, Mobile, and DevOps

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
January 5, 2018 Case Studies, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

The .NET community is millions of developers strong, with people around the world turning ideas into apps across web, mobile, desktop, and the newest connected device platforms. Colonial Life’s developers […]

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