Try the Latest in Xamarin.Forms with Nightly Builds

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
February 3, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Today, we’re excited to introduce a new way for you to try the latest-and-greatest in Xamarin.Forms through our new nightly build feed. Nightly builds will enable a tighter feedback loop […]

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Integrating In-App Purchases in Mobile Apps

James Montemagno
February 2, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Developers often need to integrate monetization to generate revenue when developing mobile apps. There are several ways to monetize apps, but at some point you may want to introduce In-App Purchases, or IAPs, into your app. IAPs can be used in several ways that could apply to your apps, such as adding features, removing ads, […]

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Fall in Love with Xamarin at an Event Near You This February

Jayme Singleton
Jayme Singleton
February 1, 2017 Events, Xamarin Platform

Mobile .NET development meetups are springing up all over the world and are a great opportunity to learn something new, network with other developers, and get the latest on what’s happening with Xamarin. Increase your mobile development knowledge this month by joining a local user group! The Xamarin Events page makes it easy to keep […]

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Samsung Releases New Preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen

Guest Blogger
January 31, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

This is a special guest post from the Samsung Tizen┬áteam. Today Samsung announced the release of a second preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen, the Linux-based open-source OS running […]

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Round Launcher Icons in Android 7.1

James Montemagno
January 30, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

Circlular launcher icons have become standard since the introduction of Android Nougat 7.1 and the new Pixel Launcher. Google has even introduced a new API enabling developers to specify a […]

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Tips for Creating a Smooth and Fluid Android UI

Jon Douglas
Jon Douglas
January 26, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

As developers, we want to build mobile apps that are not only beautiful and feature-rich, but also high-performance. We often think about ways we can optimize our network calls and […]

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#DocumentDB Loves Xamarin: Planet Scale Mobile App in Five Steps

Guest Blogger
January 25, 2017

This is a special guest post from the DocumentDB team, written by Kirill Gavrylyuk. Kirill works at Microsoft on the DocumentDB team. You can find him on Twitter at @kirillg_msft. Earlier this week we announced that DocumentDB, Azure NoSQL database-as-a-service, is now available to Xamarin developers. It has everything a mobile developer needs, a fully […]

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Native Facebook Authentication with Azure App Service

Mike James
January 24, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

Authentication is a fundamental pillar to almost all modern mobile apps, but it’s challenging to get right. In the past, I found myself in using methods that I knew were […]

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Enhanced Device Logging in Visual Studio

James Montemagno
January 23, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

During development we often print out logs, warnings, and errors to the console to help with the debugging process. However, with the complexity of mobile operating systems and applications, we […]

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Announcing the Newest Xamarin MVPs!

Jayme Singleton
Jayme Singleton
January 20, 2017 Xamarin Platform

The Xamarin MVP title is awarded to outstanding community leaders who demonstrate exemplary commitment to helping others get the most out of their experience with Xamarin by sharing their passion, […]

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