Xamarin Dev Days: More Dates & More Cities!

Jayme Singleton
August 12, 2016 Education, Events

With dozens of cities already announced, Xamarin Dev Days are active around the globe and we’re ready to announce even more cities all around the world! Come join your mobile […]

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Authenticating Mobile Apps with Azure Active Directory B2C

Pierce Boggan
August 11, 2016 Xamarin Platform

Identity is a critical component of every mobile app, but it’s also tricky to get right. As developers, we have many different options in terms of authentication. Creating our own identity solution (with username/password or email/password combinations) is one approach. However, this also means that we must handle password reset and 2 Factor Authentication (2FA), […]

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Building Custom Animations in Xamarin.Forms

David Britch
David Britch
August 9, 2016 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms includes its own animation infrastructure that allows for easy creation of simple animations, while also being versatile enough to create complex animations. Previously, we explored creating and cancelling animations using the ViewExtensions class, and saw it in action in an app. In this blog post, I’ll explore using the Animation class to create and cancel […]

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Nanoservices for Mobile Apps with Azure Functions

James Montemagno
August 8, 2016 Xamarin Platform

Azure Functions are a serverless, event-driven development experience that can easily integrate into any mobile app or Azure Mobile App backend. This means you can run nanoservices in Azure that […]

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Performing OCR for iOS, Android, and Windows with Microsoft Cognitive Services

Pierce Boggan
August 4, 2016 Xamarin Platform

Optical character recognition, commonly known as OCR, detects the text found in an image or video and extracts the recognized words. By using OCR, we can provide our users a […]

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App built using Xamarin and Microsoft Cognitive Services' Computer Vision API.

Creating Animations with Xamarin.Forms

David Britch
David Britch
August 3, 2016 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Animations are a great way to add polish to your user interface and make your app stand out. Xamarin.Forms includes its own animation infrastructure that allows for easy creation of […]

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.NET Standard Library Support for Xamarin

James Montemagno
August 2, 2016 Xamarin Platform

Today, we are extremely pleased to release support for .NET Standard Libraries for all Xamarin applications. This includes creating and consuming local .NET Standard Libraries, but also adding .NET Standard Libraries from NuGet directly to your Xamarin apps. It’s now easier than ever to share code across all .NET platforms, including the recently introduced .NET […]

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Xamarin Events in August

Jayme Singleton
August 1, 2016 Events

Be a part of all of the new and exciting events that are happening all over the world and in your neighborhood this month, including Xamarin Dev Days! Now is the perfect time to learn how you can build mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows in C# using Xamarin, which is now included in […]

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Contest: Document All the Things!

Chris Hardy
July 29, 2016 Contests, Xamarin Platform

Our goal is to empower every developer to build amazing mobile apps but when you do have questions, who better to learn from than your fellow developers? We all know Stack Overflow is one of a few great places to ask questions and sharpen our skills. With the release of the new Stack Overflow Documentation website, sharing your […]

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Live Webinar | Continuous Everything: Why You Need Mobile DevOps

Courtney Witmer
Courtney Witmer
July 28, 2016 Education

Join Xamarin VP of Product Keith Ballinger for a webinar on why you need to implement Mobile DevOps. Whether you’re a mobile-only startup looking to turn early adopters into evangelists or a multi-million dollar enterprise mobilizing your workforce, you need to ship the right apps, to the right customer, at the right time. You need […]

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