Going Global with Xamarin and Azure Cosmos DB

Mayur Tendulkar
June 27, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Imagine that MyTeaCompany is a locally renowned business in Pune, India, supplying tea to the area from their ten shops within the city. They supply a huge variety of teas […]

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Interactive 3D with UrhoSharp and Workbooks

Charles Petzold
Charles Petzold
June 26, 2017 Xamarin Platform

Humans live in a three-dimensional world, which we navigate from the time we’re infants. We might, therefore, assume that 3D graphics programming would be an intuitively natural fit to our […]

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Podcast: WWDC 2017, Fastlane, Xamarin.Forms Embedding, and more!

Pierce Boggan
June 23, 2017 Education

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, I’m joined by James Montemagno, Principal Program Manager for Mobile Developer Tools at Microsoft, to discuss what’s new for Xamarin developers, including our thoughts on WWDC 2017, new features in Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac, why Xamarin.Forms Embedding matters, and more. Be sure to download today’s […]

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Building Xamarin.Forms Apps with .NET Standard

Pierce Boggan
June 21, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

.NET Standard libraries bring our code to more platforms and give us even more APIs from the Base Class Libraries with which to build amazing apps. Developers have been able to use .NET Standard libraries with Xamarin to share code across platforms, and use Xamarin.Forms to create a shared user interface across iOS, Android, UWP, […]

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Minnesota Twins Hits a Home Run with Cloud-Powered Scouting Apps

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
June 20, 2017 Android, Case Studies, iOS

Rapid development cycles and outstanding mobile experiences are a competitive advantage, and we’re always happy to learn how our customers use .NET to deliver five-star apps. With high stakes requirements […]

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Add Push Notifications to iOS Apps with Azure Notification Hubs

Adam Hartley
Adam Hartley
June 19, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

Push Notifications have become ubiquitous in mobile apps since they were first introduced. One of the major advantages of push notifications is being able to deliver a contextual notification without […]

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Easy iOS App Provisioning with Fastlane and Visual Studio for Mac

Pierce Boggan
June 16, 2017 iOS

iOS developers know that app and device provisioning is a huge pain. Just to deploy an iOS app to a device for the first time, you must request a development […]

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Publishing workflow with fastlane.

5 Ways to Boost Xamarin.Forms App Startup Time

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
June 14, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

The Xamarin SDKs for iOS and Android provide an extremely performant foundation upon which to build Xamarin.Forms cross-platform applications. As you work to tune the speed and responsiveness of your Xamarin.Forms application, keep in mind that the same principles that improve the experience of your apps built with the Xamarin SDKs for iOS and Android […]

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Demystifying Build Configurations

Jon Goldberger
Jon Goldberger
June 13, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

I’m sure everyone is familiar with the Debug and Release configurations in most solution templates in use. It seems obvious to use the Debug configuration when building your project for debugging and to use the Release configuration when building your project for release. What may be less clear, though, is what’s actually happening when you […]

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Adding Face Tracking and Live Recognition to your Android App

Nish Anil
June 12, 2017 Android

Camera apps today can do so much more than just take perfect photos. Whether it’s adding filters to your image or letting you adjust focus and exposures manually, apps can essentially transform you into a professional photographer. While numerous apps in the app store let you do many things with the camera, there are others […]

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